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Maria Slippen

Community Advisor

Maria Slippen is the communications specialist for the Pelham Public School District. In this role she manages all communications for the school district and is the conduit for information between the Pelham Schools, including the Superintendent’s office, and the community. Maria is a nationally recognized communications expert with nearly 20 years of experience in creating and implementing strategic communications plans with a design toward maximizing results. She started her career at the international PR firm Hill & Knowlton. She was named Director of Corporate Communications at Valhalla-based USI Holdings when the company moved to Westchester in 2003 and later left to start her own firm, MFS Consulting where she was able to take a more broad approach to analyzing outreach efforts to maximize ROI. She also served as a director at Rainmaker Advisory, a West Coast consultancy.Maria served as a Village Trustee in Croton on Hudson, New York from 2014-2016. She currently serves on the Cortlandt Master Plan Implementation Committee and is active in many Croton organizations including AYSO, Girl Scouts, The Croton Arboretum, and Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School and Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School PTAs. She previously served on the Cortlandt Master Planning Committee, and held board positions on the Croton-Harmon Education Foundation (CHEF) and the Croton Caring Committee. She is a 12-year resident of Westchester along with her husband and two daughters. Maria holds a BA in English from Fairfield University.

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  1. Past Players Of Pelham Football Added To HS Homecoming

    Past Players Of Pelham Football Added To HS Homecoming

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- If you've played football Pelham High School, consider this your invitation to Friday's homecoming game.Former players are invited Friday, October 14 for the 7 p.m. game.At halftime, all former players in attendance will be announced and invited to take their spot on the field to be recognized and honored. This is a new tradition of the Pelham football program.Former ...

  2. Pelham High Schoolers Named 'Commended Students'

    Pelham High Schoolers Named 'Commended Students'

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham Memorial High School's George Asokumar, Julia Doucette, Erika Dudek, Enea Dushaj, Kieran Heese, Alexa Letizia, Amanpreet Singh, Dario Sujica, Owen Swanson, Jillian Vinci and Larkin Wisdom have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their ...

  3. Bestselling Author Visits Pelham Middle School

    Bestselling Author Visits Pelham Middle School

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- A bestselling author recently paid a visit to Pelham Middle School.Adam Gidwitz, author of "A Tale Dark and Grimm" and "The Grimm Conclusion" met with Pelham 6th graders this week. He discussed his writing process and his new book, "The Inquisitor's Tale."Gidwitz is the son-in-law of 7th grade social studies teacher Linda Mancia who retired ...

  4. Anthony Terraciano Named Pelham Athlete Of The Week

    Anthony Terraciano Named Pelham Athlete Of The Week

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- After a 47-6 win over Yonkers last weekend, junior Anthony Terraciano was named Pelham Memorial High School's Athlete of the Week.In the rout, Terraciano had four rushes for 104 yards as the Pelicans improved to 3-0 for the first time in years. Terraciano also had 1 solo takcle for a loss and was second on the team with 7 tackles.Pelham plays Saunders on Saturday at 1:30 ...

  5. Football Player, Soccer Star Are Pelham Athletes Of The Week

    Football Player, Soccer Star Are Pelham Athletes Of The Week

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- A senior football player and sophomore soccer star are the most recent Pelham school district Athletes of the Week.Nick Clausen recorded five tackles, one sack and blocked an extra point when Pelham Memorial downed Port Washington 21-14 on Sept. 10. He also anchored an offensive line that cleared a path for 200 rushing yards on the day, according to the district.Alison ...

  6. Former Scarsdale School Administrator Named To Pelham Post

    Former Scarsdale School Administrator Named To Pelham Post

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- A retired Scarsdale school administrator will fill in as Pelham's Interim Business Official as the district prepares for the departure of Angelo  Rubbo, Assistant Superintendent for Business.Linda Purvis, a Pelham resident,  was named the new Interim Business Offical for the district. She recently retired from the Scarsdale Public Schools after serving 15 years as the ...

  7. Two Pelham Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalsits

    Two Pelham Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalsits

    PELHAM, N.Y. --  Two Pelham seniors are two of the top students in the country.Pelham Memorial High School seniors Benjamin Hurd and Jonathan Salama have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.Less than one percent of the more than 1.5 million U.S. high school students who entered the competition by taking the PSATs in their junior year qualified as ...

  8. Pelham School District Welcomes New Staff For 2016-17 School Year

    Pelham School District Welcomes New Staff For 2016-17 School Year

    PELHAM, N.Y. – The Pelham school district’s newest principals, teachers, teaching assistants and interns attended a two-day orientation session recently to kick off the 2016-17 school year, according to a post on the district’s Facebook page.The principals, teachers and teaching assistants include:Daniel John Horan, Latin, Pelham Memorial High SchoolAndrew van Bochova, Music, Pelham ...

  9. Pelham Memorial High School Honored With National Youth Arts Awards

    Pelham Memorial High School Honored With National Youth Arts Awards

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- The winners have been announced in the Eleventh Annual National Youth Arts Awards for theatre, and, for the Eastern region, Pelham Memorial High School won nine awards and had an additional 13 nominations.The award ceremony for this region will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, in the Bronx.Here are the winners:Outstanding Production -- "Anything Goes" Outstanding Lead ...

  10. Testing Shows Better English, Math Scores In Pelham Elementary Kids

    Testing Shows Better English, Math Scores In Pelham Elementary Kids

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Elementary schoolers in Pelham have improved scores in English and math, according to their scores on assessment tests the New York State Department of Education has recently released.An official presentation of the results of the 2016 English Language Arts and Math student assessments for grades three to eight were provided a summary of the statewide results, according ...

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