Contact Information

Address and Phone Number

34-12 36th Avenue ~ Astoria, NY 11106


Subway:  Take the R or M train to 36th Street or the N, W to 36th Avenue.
Bus:  Q66, Q101, Q102
BSGE is located in Astoria on 36th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets.

Staff Contact Information

Office Staff/School Aides

Shirley Welch-Doctor, School Secretary – Main Office, 718/361-5275 ext. 1031
Responsibilities include secretarial, clerical and payroll.

Julia Noboa, Supervisor of School Aides and Admissions – Main Office, 718/361-527 ext. 1034
Responsibilities include admissions, lunch forms and MetroCards.

Virge Ramos, Community Associate – Room 110, 718/361-5275 ext. 1101
Responsibilities include ID cards, textbooks and discipline.

Mildred Velez, School Aide – Room 110, 718/361-5275 ext. 1103
Responsibilities include clerical and lunchroom coverage.

Custodian , Custodial Office – Room 115, 718/361-5275 ext. 1151


Name Position Email Address
Kelly Johnson* Principal
Maria Mamo-Vacacela Assistant Principal, IA
Guy Yacovone Assistant Principal, ATR
Peter Wilson College Advisor/CAS Coord
Julia Noboa Supervisor of School Aides
Shirley Welch-Doctor School Secretary
Virge Ramos Community Associate
Mildred Velez School Aide
Margaret Pasach Parent Coordinator
Krystal Weiss School Business Manager
Christine Chaputian Guidance Counselor

Teaching Staff

Name Subject Email Address
Lucia Africano Spanish
Matt Anderson English
Sally Beane Special Education
Robert Caccamo Humanities
Mayline Dalmani Math/Science
Dharmvir Gehlaut Mathematics
Freddy Giraldo Spanish
Jim Heine Mathematics
Kevin Helfenbein Science
Kendra Jackson Yoga/Health
Cris Johnson Humanities
Liberata Kadende French
Maria Klidonas English
Juanita Kumar English
Scott Laskowski Science
Rajiv Mahajan French
Charles Mackenzie Humanities
Sonali Matani Humanities
Patrick McDonald Fitness/Health
Mike Mehan Mathematics
Jamie Meisler English
Jim Napolitano Mathematics
Diana Nikkolos Music
Chris Potter English
Jacques Powell Fitness/Health
Steven Rabinowitz History
Shantanu Saha Technology
Lucas Sheridan Art
Sonia Silva Science
Stephanie Tramontozzi Art
Mark Wolov Humanities
MeiFen Xia Mandarin
Brian Yanek Chemistry