Mr. A. Weiss
Assistant Principal
Mr. M. Olivieri

Front Office
Ms. Sandra Magneri
Ms. K. Flintall
Ms. Maureen Vielandi

Pupil Personnel Staff

Guidance Counselors
Ms. Michele Harris
Ms. Cathy Raimo (part time)

School Nurse
Mr. Daniel Lee, RN

School Librarian
Ms. Debbie Quinn

Parent Coordinator
Ms. Paula Fiore

Academic Faculty

Ms. Elizabeth DeBethune

Ms. Moira Mosco
Mr. D. Murphy
Ms. Pamela Sebastian Ridge
Ms. P. Rockfeld

Foreign Language
Ms. Elva Brandt
Ms. R. Campbell
Ms. Erikson

Ms. R. Genao

Mr. J. Halabi
Mr. F. Sacchini
Ms. T. Taylor
Mr. C. Xia

Physical Education
Mr. R. Hondorf
Mr. S. Schulman

Mr. M. Holmes
Ms. R. Kumaraswamy
Mr. R. Uziel
Ms. A. Walsh

Social Studies
Mr. M. Elinson
Mr. C. Evans
Mr. D. Iurato
Mr. A. Mansdorf
Ms. L. Peterson
Ms. E. Rice
Mr. A. Thoman

Administration and Support Staff

Mr. Alessandro Weiss,
Principal and Teacher of      Grammar

hails from: central PA
BA, Swarthmore College
MS Ed., Pace University

Mr. Martin Olivieri,
Assistant Principal

hails from: The Bronx
BA, Honours, University of     Toronto
PhL, Medieval Philosophy,
    Universita di San Tommaso in     Urbe
MA, Education, City College
MS, Education, Baruch College

Ms. Maureen Vielandi,
Main Office

hails from: The Bronx

ext. 1003


Ms. Sandra Magneri,

hails from: The Bronx


ext. 1001

Ms. Kerry Flintall,
Principal's Secretary, Purchasing

hails from: New York, NY 

ext. 1005

Ms. Paula Fiore,

Parent Coordinator

hails from: The Bronx

ext, 1224

Mr. Daniel Lee, RN
School Nurse

hails from: Seoul, S. KoreaBA, Biochemistry, NYU
BS in Nursing, NYU
MDiv, in Bible and     Theology, Nyack College

ext. 1004

Mr. Josť Liz,
School Peace Officer

hails from: Washington Heights

ext. 1999

Ms. Elizabeth Maloney
School Peace Officer

hails from: The Dominican Republic

ext. 1999

Ms. Elizabeth Ventura
School Peace Officer

hails from: The Dominican Republic

ext. 1999

Mr. Charles Williams
Custodial Engineer

hails from: South Carolina

Guidance Office

harrisMs. Michele Harris
Guidance Counselor

hails from: Long Island
, NY
BA, Hunter College
MS. Ed, Hunter College

"It's not about getting into college, but being in college."

ext. 1221

Teaching Faculty: Art

Ms. Elizabeth deBethune
Class Web Site
Professional Web Site

Advisor of GSA

hails from: Massachusetts

BA, Yale University
MFA, SUNY - Purchase


Teaching Faculty: English

Ms. Moira Mosco

English, AP English
Advisor of Coffee House

hails from: Westchester
    County, NY
BA, SUNY - Binghamton
MA, Teacher's College

Mr. Dennis Murphy,
English and Creative      Writing

Coach of Soccer Club

hails from: County Kilkenny Ireland  

Ms. Sebastian Ridge

Ninth grade English,
    Poetry, and Grammar

hails from: Chicago, IL 
former reporter for The Wall     Street Journal

BA, Arizona State University
MS, Journalism, University of Illinois
MS, Education, Fordham

Ms. Pian Rockfeld,

English, AP English Literature, Year Book     

hails from: San Francisco
BA, Columbia University
MS, Fordham University

Teaching Faculty: Foreign Language

Ms. Elva Brandt,

hails from: The Dominican     Republic
A and MA, Lehman College
Teacher for 2016-2017
former Italian and Spanish teacher
     from Lehman HS

Ms. Ms. Rosanmi Campbell,
Co-Advisor Spanish Honors Society

hails from: The Dominican     Republic
BS, Union College
MA, The Graduate College

(on maternity leave)

Ms. Niza Erickson,
Spanish, Advisor of Drama Club

hails from: The Dominican     Republic

BA and MA in Spanish    Literature and Education,    Lehman College




Teaching Faculty: Mathematics

Mr. Jonathan Halabi

UFT Chapter Leaderhails from: New Haven, CT 
former career as     transportation planner
BA, Lehman College
MS Ed., Lehman College

sacchiniMr. Francesco Sacchini

hails from: Italy
BA, University of Pisa
MS, Teacher's College

Ms. Tempestt Taylor
BA, Lehman College

hails from the Bronx

Curtis Xia

hails from: Zhejiang Province, China
BS, Polytechnic Institute
MS, NewYork University

Teaching Faculty: Physical Education

Mr. Steven Schulman,
Web Site
Athletic Director

Coach: Girl's Tennis

hails from: Smithtown, NY
head basketball coach for
    Lehman College
BA, Syracuse University
MS, Ithaca College

hondorfMr. Ryan Hondorf,
Physical Education and     Health
Coach: Bowling, Girl's
       Basketball and Softball

hails from: Syracuse, NY
BS: SUNY-Cortland
MS in Health: Lehman College


Teaching Faculty: Science

Mr. Michael Holmes,
Chemistry, Pathology, Environmental Ethics, and Biology

hails from: North Carolina
former medical researcher
BS, NC Central
MS, NC Central
Albert Einstein College
       of Medicine

Ms. Rajani Kumaraswamy,


Program Chair

hails from: California
BS in Molecular and Cell    Biology from U.C. Berkeley
MA, Teacher's College

Mr. Rapael Uziel

hails from: Brooklyn
BA, MA Brooklyn College


Ms. Aoife Walsh,
Chemistry & AP Environmental Science

hails from: Waterford, Ireland
Higher Diploma in Education,
    University College, Cork
MS, Science Education,     Lehman College

Teaching Faculty: Social Studies

Mr. Morgan Elinson

AP American History,
    Journalism, Architecure
Coach: Cross Country and     Track
Advisor of Common Sense

hails from: Roosevelt Island
BA, SUNY - Buffalo
MS Ed, Mercy College
Bank Street College

"We will be judged not by the facts we know, but by those we allow ourselves to forget."

Mr. Charles Evans

AP American History,     
    From Disco to Obama

Senior Advisor, Chess    Club, and Arista

hails from: The Bronx
BA, Fordham University
MS, Mercy College

Mr. David Iurato
AP American History, 20th   Century American Culture,
Conspiracy Theories,  and Student Government
Advisor of Debate Team

hails from: Westchester     County, NY
BA, SUNY Purchase
MS, Lehman College


Mr. Arnold Mansdorf
AP American History,
  Economics, and 20th   Century European History
Coach: Boy's Tennis      
Advisor of Model UN and     Literary Magazine

hails from: Brooklyn, NY
former commodities trader
BA, Tufts University
MS LD, Fletcher School of
    Law and Diplomacy (Tufts)

holds distinction of never suffering defeat by an HSAS student in a tennis match

Ms. Lauren Peterson

AP World History, Constitutional
    Law, Criminal Law

Advisor for Moot Court and     Mock Trial

hails from: New Jersey
career as lawyer before    joining    HSAS
BA, Emory University
JD, Fordham Law School

riceMs. Elizabeth Rice
AP World History

Advisor of Community    Service Club

hails from: Westchester     County, NY
BA, Grinnelll College
MA, Teacher's College

Mr. Anthony Thoman

AP World History,     Government,  Doc Film
Assistant Coach, X Country
Advisor of Environmental   Club

hails from: Massachusetts
career as Park Ranger   before    entering teaching   profession
BA, Bates College
MA, Teacher's College

Teaching Faculty Emeritus

Ms. Myra Luftman

Principal of School, 2002-2006
Founder of HSAS

Ms. Yvonne Fiorello
Teacher of Biology
In Loving Memory of a  
    dedicated and     extraordinary teacher

Ms. Dora Vilani
Teacher of Spanish and     Italian

Founder of Spanish Honor

Ms. Shauna Barber
Teacher of Math

Our Alaskan has returned to     home turf!

Mr. Ben Wong

Teacher of Social Studies
Former Senior Advisor, Web     Master, and trivia genius

Mr. Jacob Gilbert
Teacher of Spanish
Coach of Boy's Tennis team

Ms. Karen Cochin
Teacher of English

Tolkienetic, spiritual adviser,     and hat collector     extraordinaire

Dr. Adil Benmoussa,

Teacher of Physics

Back in Morocco!

Mr. John Rockfeld
Teacher of Biology
Back to School! Good luck!

Ms. Tamara Valentin,
School Safety Officer
On to a new career ... as a teacher!

Mr. Armando Rodriguez
Teacher of Spanish,
Music and Band
Founder of Music program at HSAS

Ms. Zorarya Camillo,
School Aide

We look to forward to many visits!

Eugene PalatulanMr. Eugene Palatulan,
Teacher of Biology and
coach of the Girl's Basketball Team

Another one of our faculty that has chosen to enter the Medical field!

Ms. Susan Garcia, School Aide at HSAS since the beginning. Retirement in Puerto Rico beckons!


Mr. Thomas Baker, Teacher of Math and has returned to his home base of San Diego.

Mr. Sebastion Silva
Teacher of Spanish and Music

Band is entering the world of business

Mr. Amos Levy
Geometry, Algebra
Now teaching Math at Brooklyn Tech

Dr. Sunny Park Suh
Guidance Counselor

Ms. Rendon,



Mr. Howard Blitz,
Physical Education and Health


Ms. Beth Wise
Guidance Counselor


gormanMs. Emily Gorman,
AP Calculus

Ms. Tani Cope,