Our Team

Lissette Roman – Founding Head of School
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Lissette Roman is a mother of three who has worked in the field of education for fifteen years. Lissette most recently served on the Cypress Hills Ascend team as founding school director after serving as dean of instruction and resident director at Brownsville Ascend Lower School.

Prior to this, Lissette was Operations Director for the Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu, where she created and implemented improved data systems, directed a summer camp and afterschool programming initiative for at-risk youth, and managed human resources. Earlier, she held various educational roles in Honolulu, including instructional mentor and operations specialist at Teach For America, program specialist at Read Aloud America, and second-grade teacher at a K-12 independent school. Roman has also held teaching positions at Achievement First in Bridgeport, CT, and in Las Vegas Public Schools, where she began her teaching career as a Teach For America Corps member. She earned her bachelor’s degree in professional studies and human services from Metropolitan College of New York and her master of arts in education from Touro University.

“I am incredibly excited to lead Staten Island Hebrew Public. This is a unique opportunity to found a Diverse by Design school that will allow our scholars to learn about many different cultures and promote diversity and inclusion. In addition, I was lucky enough to attend a bilingual school growing up. This experience allowed me to not only become bilingual in my native language but also to learn about many different Hispanic cultures. This influenced the person I am today and I am very eager to join a network offering a similar experience to their students. In the year to come, I will immerse myself in the community in order to learn more about the community’s hopes and dreams for our school. I am truly looking forward to doing this work alongside each of you!”

Tashiah Singleton – Director of Operations

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Tashiah is committed to increasing educational access and equity for all students and families. With a background in direct service-related roles, city government, and the education nonprofit sector, Tashiah brings over 9 years of experience in recruitment, learning and development, and operations. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University – Newark and her MPA at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service with a concentration in Management and Leadership. In her spare time, she enjoys fitness-related activities, exploring new restaurants and recipes, and traveling.

Yasmeen Bullard – Dean of Culture

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Yasmeen Bullard has been committed to educating young people for the past 20 years. She believes that all children should feel safe and supported, in schools, while striving for their personal best.
As a young adult, Yasmeen began her work in the field of education as a paraprofessional in the NYC DOE. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Queens College, she spent 10 years as an Elementary Classroom teacher, in grades ranging from Pre-K to Fifth. Over the past 5 years, she has earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Relay Graduate School of Education and worked for the Ascend Charter Network as a Teacher Leader, a role that includes teaching children, developing curriculum, and guiding teachers in the best teaching practices.
This school year, she is proud to be a part of the Staten Island Hebrew Public Team as Dean of Culture, a role that will give her the opportunity to support the community in a variety of ways.

Larisa Lulko – Director of Hebrew

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Larisa Lulko is an experienced educator who has served as a Hebrew teacher at our Hebrew Public sister school, HLA in Brooklyn, for nine years.
As a teenager, Larisa and her family relocated to Israel from Derbent, Russia where they settled in the southern city of Be’er Sheva.
After serving in the Israeli army, Larisa moved to NYC where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) from Brooklyn College and her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Touro College, all while raising her three wonderful children.
As a Staten Island resident, Larisa is very excited to be transitioning to SIHP as the founding Hebrew teacher. She is looking forward to meeting all the families and bringing her years of experience teaching Hebrew to our school community!