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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.

Maria Slippen's Contributions

  1. Pelham High School Celebrates Class Of 2016

    Pelham High School Celebrates Class Of 2016

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham Memorial High School's class of 2016 held its graduation on Saturday, June 25. Seniors Matthew O'Neil and Sabrina Maggiore addressed their classmates with the "Liberating, Exciting and Strange" and "Azucar" speeches, respectively. The speeches were selected among other submissions by a panel of faculty and staff. Candice Ripoll, president of ...

  2. Pelham Middle School Celebrates Graduation

    Pelham Middle School Celebrates Graduation

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham Middle School celebrated graduation as students moved up to the high school last Thursday.The ceremony started with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Class Secretary Grace Liberatore and The Star Spangled Banner sung by Allyssa Lynn Catalanotto. Board Of Education President Lisa Kiernan spoke followed by a performance by the eighth grade band.Superintendent Dr. ...

  3. Prospect Hill Flag Dedicated In Pelham

    Prospect Hill Flag Dedicated In Pelham

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Prinicpal Richard Limato and the Prospect Hill community rededicated and raised a new Prospect Hill flag in memory of Deirdre Sparico, Prospect Hill parent and community activist Wednesday.The flag was originally dedicated in memory of Sparico for her spirit, pride and love for the children of Prospect Hill School on October 5, 1990 by the Pelham Civics Association. The ...

  4. Colonial Elementary Fifth Graders Dive Into Judicial System

    Colonial Elementary Fifth Graders Dive Into Judicial System

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Colonial Elementary School fifth grade classes visited the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court in Brooklyn to put weeks of preparation around each of the three branches of government into action with The Constitution Works. Through fact patterns, students are introduced to relevant constitutional issues and they take on a role in determining the outcome. In the culminating ...

  5. Pelham Celebrates Diversity

    Pelham Celebrates Diversity

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Pelham School District celebrated the uniqueness of its students and their backgrounds with this year's Diversity Celebration on Monday, June 6.The program included the following: a welcome by Judd Rothstein, Pelham Memorial High School Assistant Principala speech and essay by student Sabrina Maggiore portraits and poetry by Pelham Middle School students Matthew ...

  6. Pelham High School Performs Mozart

    Pelham High School Performs Mozart

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Pelham Memorial High School Chorus performed Mozart's "Requiem" at Carnegie Hall last week."After many months of practice, practice, practice, the students were rewarded for their hard work," said director Maria Abeshouse. "I am bursting with pride for what our students have accomplished this year and it was my pleasure to accompany them on ...

  7. Pelham's 'There Ought To Be A Law' Winner Welcomed On Assembly Floor

    Pelham's 'There Ought To Be A Law' Winner Welcomed On Assembly Floor

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- A Pelham eighth-grader joined her school principal and superintendent on the assembly floor in Albany on Monday, June 6 for a special citation.Pelham Middle School student Sarah Jane O’Connor was presented with a citation for winning first place in Assemblywoman Amy Paulin's (D-Scarsdale) contest, “There Ought To Be A Law.” Paulin will draft a bill to mandate insurance ...

  8. Kids Code At Colonial Elementary School In Pelham

    Kids Code At Colonial Elementary School In Pelham

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Principal Tonya Wilson and Director of Mathematics and Science Dr. Tom Callahan worked together to coordinate a "coding at Colonial" night for students, teachers, and parents at Colonial Elementary School.

  9. Pelham Board To Honor Retiring Teachers At Meeting

    Pelham Board To Honor Retiring Teachers At Meeting

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Board of Education of the Pelham Public Schools will meet Tuesday, June 7.The following retiring educators will be recognized at this meeting:Linda Mancia, Larry Ryan, and Carla Tarazi.In addition to Dr. Giarrizzo's Superintendent's report, the agenda includes updates from each school board committee, Garcia on 21st Century Learning and Professional Development, ...

  10. Pelham Grants Tenure To Seven Educators

    Pelham Grants Tenure To Seven Educators

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham Public Schools honored seven educators with tenure at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 25. “Last night I had the good fortune of presenting the following candidates to the Board of Education for tenure, Superintendent of Schools Peter Giarrizzo said. "It was an amazing celebration of good teaching as well as a chance for us to recognize seven of ...

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