Dear WESS Families, We are excited to be a part of the team that will get you ready for whatever future adventures your life may hold. We believe that Physical Education should be a fun, engaging class where every student should feel comfortable and enjoy their experiences. Our goal is to create a safe environment for all of ours students and build confidence that will transfer from the gymnasium, to the classroom, and into your everyday life.
John Carullo – Learning Specialist
Growing up in Staten Island, NY, I always had a passion for sports. From the age of six, I was constantly playing. Whether it be organized basketball, baseball and soccer; or playing stickball in the parking lot, or two-hand touch in the park, sports have always played a prominent role in my life. I later attended college at St. John’s University where I majored in Sports Management, and worked at several after school centers across New York City as a coach, counselor, referee, and advisor. I hope I can combine my two passions in life - sports and education - to help guide my students to become the best version of themselves, both inside and outside of the classroom, and on and off the playing field.
Marianna Telerman- Fitness and Health Instructor
My name is Marianna Telerman and I will be one of your Physical Education teachers. I have been teaching in New York City for over 7 years in grades K-12. I have a great passion for physical fitness and have made it my career. I received my Bachelors of Science at Long Island University and Masters in Early Childhood at Touro College. I am looking forward to introducing my brand of fitness, which incorporates academics in a new and creative way. I am personally active and enjoy various physical/health activities.  Throughout my life, I have played sports, attended, and directed camps in the summer and am passionate about sharing my personal experiences with students in a fun, safe, and educational environment.