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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. Pelham Freshmen See Dinosaurs At Museum Of National History

    Pelham Freshmen See Dinosaurs At Museum Of National History

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Dinosaurs and evolutionary trees were the focus of a trip by Pelham freshmen trip to the American Museum of Natural History.The visit was to learn more about dinosaurs and evolutionary trees.Lessons included examining how structure fits function in the anatomy of the reptiles that died off 65 million years ago.

  2. Pelham Sophomore Takes Fourth Place At Forensics Competition

    Pelham Sophomore Takes Fourth Place At Forensics Competition

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Violet Massie-Vereker is getting notice for her oratory skills.Massie-Vereker and the rest of the Pelham Memorial High School Forensics Team attended the Hugh McEvoy Memorial Invitational at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. It was the first junior varsity tournament of the season.Massie-Vereker won fourth place in the category of Oratorical Declamation.

  3. Pelham Volleyball Raising Money For Breast Cancer Research

    Pelham Volleyball Raising Money For Breast Cancer Research

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Pelham volleyball team  is using their upcoming tournament for a good cause.On Saturday, the team will host The Dig Pink/Side-Out Foundation Rally to raise funds for breast cancer research, demonstrate the power of teamwork and show support for people with the disease.The tournament runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Ossining, Eastchester, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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