• 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

    Jennifer DeSanto

    Teacher, OES

    Joan Edom

    Teacher, HES

    Jennifer Hamilton

    Teacher, OES

    William Galati

    Principal, HHS

    Michele Hochauser

    P-12 Chairperson, English Language Arts

    Amanda Kavanagh

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

    Robyn Kelstein

    PTA Representative

    Debra Lo Verde, Ed.D.       

    Executive Director for Special Education Services

    Stacy Mauriello

    Teacher, WMS

    Colleen O'Hara, Ed.D.

    Principal, HES

    Erika Polsinelli

    Teacher, HES

    Karen Restivo

    Teacher, OES

    Mark Secaur, Ed.D.

    Deputy Superintendent

    Lorraine Smyth, Ed,D,

    Principal, FECC

    Ric Stark       

    Teacher, HHS, President of HWFA

    Brian Terry, Ed.D.

     P-12 Chairperson, Science

    Beth Wagner                                   

    Teacher, HHS

    The HWPS 2020-2021 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.