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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. TV, Movie Star Richard Masur Now Leads Croton Democrats

    TV, Movie Star Richard Masur Now Leads Croton Democrats

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Chances are you've seen Croton resident Richard Masur before.It could be from his role as Rutherford in "Risky Business," Phil Sultenfass in the "My Girl" movies or from his guest starring roles on shows like "The Good Wife," "The Practice," and "All In the Family." Or it could be you just attend a lot of Croton ...

  7. Pelham School Board Meets Twice Next Week

    Pelham School Board Meets Twice Next Week

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Pelham Board of Education will gather twice next week for its annual retreat and planning meeting. The board will meet Monday at 2 p.m. for what is anticipated to be an executive session to discuss board development and the employment history of a particular individual. A public session will begin at 9 p.m. to discuss the 2016-17 board committee structures. A public ...

  8. Pelham Volleyball Attends Penn State Volleyball Camp

    Pelham Volleyball Attends Penn State Volleyball Camp

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Pelham High School volleyball coaches are looking forward to an exciting season as the varsity and junior varsity teams are fresh from a Penn State team volleyball camp earlier this month.Coaches Mark Finegan, Maribeth Albin and Elizabeth Milan attended the July 13-16 camp with 29 student athletes. Coach Finegan noted that 11 Pelham players graduated from last year's ...

  9. Pelham Board Elects New Leadership

    Pelham Board Elects New Leadership

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- At the Pelham Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 12, the board elected new leadership. The new trustees sworn in were Christa Acampora and Peter Liaskos. Incumbent Tom Imperato has served on the board since 2013. Each of these board members' terms expire in June 2019. In addition to the newly elected trustees, Superintendent Peter Giarrizzo and Assistant ...

  10. Pelham Board Hosting Annual Reorganization Meeting

    Pelham Board Hosting Annual Reorganization Meeting

    PELHAM, N.Y. – The Pelham Public School District's Board of Education is set to meet on the second floor of Pelham Middle School on Tuesday when members are expected to hold the board’s annual organizational meeting.The meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m., is likely to begin with the board entering an executive session at the 28 Franklin Place middle school, according to a statement from the ...

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