West End Secondary School

Jessica Jenkins, Principal


Wonder, Compassion, Creativity, Resilience


227 W 61st Street

Manhattan, NY 10023


Dear WESS Learners and Families,  


Welcome to WESS! My name is Allyson “Ally” Bukiet and I am the speech therapist who will be working with you this school year.  I look forward to watching your children grow academically, socially, and emotionally throughout the year.  The other teachers and I will constantly be collaborating to ensure that your child has the best opportunity to succeed academically.  Also, feedback will be provided to you regularly so that you are a part of your child’s growth.


For a little background on me:


I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in communicative sciences and disorders.  After graduation, I attended New York University, where I received a master's degree in communicative sciences and disorders.  My passion for working with students was further ignited serving as a camp counselor, where I worked with children to overcome obstacles, build social skills, and develop the spirit of a team.  Throughout the years, I have worked with diverse individuals ranging from children who are completely nonverbal to children who have articulation disorders.  As a speech therapist, I have learned that students excel most when areas of interest are incorporated into therapy; therefore, I will customize my approach to each student to make sure they remain engaged and motivated.  


I am very excited to meet your kids and get the school year started. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

E-mail: ally@westendsecondary.com

School phone number: 212-245-1506


All emails and phone calls will be answered within 24 hours.  Additionally, I am available to meet or schedule telephone conferences.