Faculty and Staff
  • The Faculty and Staff would like to welcome you to our school. We are here to provide quality education in a safe and secure environment! Our principal, assistant principals, office staff, counselors, teachers, and support staff are ready to work with you as partners in your child's education. Contact TES Staff anytime if you have questions, comments, or concerns.

  • LaFerne McLean-Cross, Assistant Principal

    LaFerne McLean-CrossDear Tradewinds Families,

    Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year at Tradewinds Elementary School. It is with great pleasure to start the new school year with all our existing families along with the new families that will be joining us.

    I am incredibly grateful and excited to be a part of the TWE Family! I look forward to working in partnership with Mr. Breslaw and the staff - to continue the work of advocating for and providing all students and families with an educational experience where values and diversity are celebrated.

    Parental support continues to be a vital component in the academic achievement of all our students. We would like to continue to work alongside in ensuring all students can achieve their maximum potential. We encourage you to remain actively involved in your child’s academic, as we strive to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs through the curriculum and instruction here at our school.

    Please understand that we are here to support you and know that we will have a successful 2022-2023 school year! Thank you!

    "Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." Mattie J.T. Stepanek


    LaFerne Mc Lean-Cross

  • Peter Policastro, Assistant Principal

    Peter PolicastroWelcome to the 2022-2023 School Year! I am excited to welcome the students, staff, and families back to a new school year! I look forward to the teaching and learning partnerships we will foster over the next eleven months. More importantly, I look forward to building new friendships with our new families and partnering to bring out the best in our wonderful children.

    We are proud of our diverse, exciting school community and the wonderful teachers and families that fill our hallways every day. At Tradewinds Elementary, we strive to provide a safe and engaging learning environment where we focus on the whole child, developing creative problem-solvers and students who love learning. Our goal is to focus on both academic and social/emotional success for all students, so that they are ready for middle school and beyond!

    My door is always open. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. I look forward to working with you and helping each student at Tradewinds Elementary School meet his or her goals and have a successful school year!

    Go Eagles!


    Mr. Policastro

  • Office/ESE Clerk

    Ana Oliveira

    Office: 754-322-8700

  • Attendance Clerk

    Theresa Amodeo

    Attendance Phone Number: 754-322-8702

    Fax Number: 754-322-8740

  • Registrar

    Tangela Hicks

    Main Office Number: 754-322-8700

    Fax Number: 754-322-8740

  • Marta Remon, Office Manager

    Marta Remon, TES Office Manager

    Main Office Number: 754-322-8700

    Fax Number: 754-322-8740

Contact TES Staff

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Email - TES

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