Welcome to the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District Professional Development Team (PDT) web page. The District is committed to providing rich experiences for our staff to strengthen their pedagogical practice in order to enhance the learning experiences all children are afforded in HWPS. PDC meetings are held throughout the year to provide member liasions from each building to be reflective about the types of professional development offered.


Dina Anzalone, Ed.D.        

Principal, OES

Al Bauer, Ed.D.

Principal, WMS

Celina Bialt  

Teacher, HES

Amy Bravo

Teacher, FECC

Toni Fenton

Teacher, FECC

Jennifer Hamilton

Teacher, OES

Michele Hochauser

P-12 Chairperson, English Language Arts

Amanda Kavanagh

Director of Administrative & Instructional Technology, Adjunct Professor, LIU Post

Debra Lo Verde, Ed.D.       

Executive Director for Special Education Services

Stacy Mauriello

Teacher, WMS

Michelle Mazzitelli

Teacher, OES

Karen Restivo

Teacher, OES

Mark Secaur, Ed.D.

Deputy Superintendent

Debi Sheinin PTA Representative

Lorraine Smyth, Ed,D,

Principal, FECC

Ric Stark       

Teacher, HHS, President of HWFA

Janine Torresson

Teacher, HES

Jennifer Romeo

Teacher, OES

Chris Uccellini

Principal, HES

Beth Wagner                                   

Teacher, HHS


Teacher, FECC

TBDPrincipal, HHS
The HWPS 2017-2018 Professional Development Plan is a blueprint for excellence in teaching and learning as a continuously evolving process. 


The Professional Development Team meets quarterly during each school year to review and revise the Professional Development Plan, as needed, for recommendation to the Board of Education.



District Professional Development Team Meeting Dates (2017-2018):

October 18, 2017
December 13, 2017
February 7, 2018
April 18, 2018