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Ellyn Walerstein, Director of Learning Support Services

Ellyn-Walerstein-Learning-SupportEllyn Walerstein, Director of Learning Support Services

Mrs. Walerstein is the Director of Learning Support Services at University High School. She joined our staff in 2006.


M.S. in Education, Adelphi University
B.S. in Education, Buffalo State College
Additional certifications in learning disabilities, special education, and more from Indiana and New York.

Past Experience

Learning Specialist and Diagnostician
Resource Teacher, Westfield Washington Schools
Resource Teacher and Diagnostician, Syosset High School
Developmental Learning Teacher, Syosset Middle School
College Clinical Supervisor, Adelphi University
Clinician and Diagnostician, Reading/Learning Disabilities Clinic at Adelphi University
Special Education Teacher, Lowell Secondary School
Recreation Specialist for the Handicapped, Nassau County Parks and Recreation


ADDCA-Trained ADHD Coach
Member of Cum Laude Society, Kappa Delta Pi, the Learning Disabilities Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, the and the International Reading Association
Member of the Education Committee (1997-98) and Board Member (1997-98), Hasten Hebrew Academy
Winner of the Graduate Achievement Award

What do you like about working at University High School?

The students are what make University High School so special for me. They are interesting people with diverse interests, but most of all, they are committed to the University High School community. It is gratifying to be a part of our students’ high school experience as they flourish into young adulthood.

Personal Information

I am married to Jay, and we have three sons — Jordan, Jerrod, and Jakub — and a daughter-in-law, Lindsay. We have two cats, one dog, and lots of Koi fish in our pond. I enjoy biking, yoga, gardening, reading, torah study class, traveling, cooking (sometimes), and spending time with friends and family.

Contact Ellyn

Telephone: (317) 733-4475, ext. 124
Email: ewalerstein@universityhighschool.org