Stacey Kaplan email@example.com
Joanne Colón firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Council Representative
Jessica DeDomenico – President, Board of Education email@example.com
Bridget Messina firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Otero email@example.com
Sarah Frei firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim McGreal email@example.com
Kara Weiss firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah DeSoye email@example.com
Dr. Cheryl Champ firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
Ms. Julia Chung email@example.com
Special Education Elementary Supervisor
Dr. Lauren Ribeiro firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Education Secondary Supervisor
Mr. Gregory Lau email@example.com
Originally from DeLand, Florida, Beth is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Beth is a full time Realtor and a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty in Bronxville. Prior to embarking on a career in real estate in both Manhattan and Westchester County, Beth spent 15 years in various executive roles for several Fortune 500 health care companies such as Cigna, United Healthcare and WellPoint. Beth, a U.S. Army veteran’s wife and mother of two young children, calls Pelham home. She is an active member of the Junior League of Pelham currently serving on the Board as Vice President of Communication, active in the Huguenot Nursery School Parents Committee and Siwanoy Elementary School PTA. In addition to her volunteer work, Beth is a member of the National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.
Beth is proud to serve as the SEPTA representative for the Siwanoy Elementary School.
Meaghan received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. She began her teaching career at 21 years old, where she taught Kindergarten, First and Second grade. While teaching, she obtained her Masters in Reading Education at Barry University. Shortly after her twins were born, she made the decision to dedicate herself to them by being a stay at home mom. Meaghan is a proud advocate for her children. She is a firm believer of early intervention, CPSE and CSE. She is currently a member of Siwanoy’s PTA.
She looks forward to helping other parents as she continues to find her own path into success for her children and all of their continuing needs.
Kim is very excited to be able to help parents navigate the Special Education system in Pelham.
Rose is excited to serve as SEPTA Co-President this year.
Liv looks forward to sharing her knowledge with other families as the SEPTA representative for Prospect Hill Elementary School.
Sean looks forward to being a positive force and great communicator to other parents alongside the other SEPTA team members.
Jessica has worked has worked in a few neighboring districts as a high school counselor and college advisor and additionally, she has worked as a private college consultant. Through her role as a school counselor, Jessica worked closely with students, teachers, and families as an active participant in her students’ 504 and CSE experience.
Since moving to Pelham with her husband 15 years ago, Jessica has found many ways to give back to the Pelham community. She first joined the Junior League, where she learned of the many ways she could give back to Pelham in her years after being active member in the League. Jessica was President of the JLP in 2014-2015 during the fundraising and completion of Woodland Park. In addition to the JLP and Pelham Board of Education, Jessica has been an active volunteer at Colonial School, County Harvest, Pelham Together, and The Picture House.
Jessica and her husband have four boys spanning in age from 4-13 who keep them quite busy.
I have worked in Pediatric and Adolescent health as a mental health clinician for various programs some include, New York Children’s Center through NYC Office of Mental Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering, the Peter Kruger Clinic Beth Israel-Mount Sinai Hospital Infectious Diseases, NYC Health and Hospitals Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital. I have worked within the capacities of program development, grant writing, clinical education and program administration. I have also been a consultant to other not for profit programs. In working with children and families to address their needs I have collaborated for years with various NYC agencies (Dept. of Ed., Administration for Children Services, HRA, DOHMH, etc).
I have been a Pelham SEPTA Liaison for PMS for the past 4 years. I am or have been in the past a PTA member with Hutchinson Elementary, Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School. I admire the passion and dedication that the SEPTA community has here in Pelham, I am so proud to be a part of it. I am a true believer that it takes a village to raise a child. I am excited to work together.
She has two children in the district, one son at Colonial in 5th grade and another son who is a 7th grader.
Kristy is excited to continue meeting families and to provide support during their journey.
While working in Norwalk she made great strides working with families and children on student lead IEPs. She worked hard to create a student-centered environment in which the children are aware and in charge of their goals. Kara believes that there should be no stigma attached to having an IEP or having an exceptionality. Differences are what make us unique and so special!
Kara is so excited to be a part of this wonderful team, and can’t wait for all the work to come!
Sarah especially enjoys being in Pelham, where she grew up and also attended Prospect Hill!
During her doctoral training, Sarah interned at Prospect Hill and Pelham Middle School. She is impressed by Pelham’s commitment to civic virtue, and by the school staff who also model this commitment.
Three years-new to Pelham, contemplating on how to best serve her new community, Joanne decided to get involved with Pelham SEPTA and now serves as SEPTA’s Treasurer.
Her background includes Financial Services and Education. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Secondary Special Education. During her previous life in the financial sector, Joanne worked for Fortune 500 Companies until she decided to change careers and become an Educator, working in neighboring districts, NYC, and a charter school network. She has served in different capacities that include teaching students with moderate to severe disabilities, coordinating the CSE process, Special Education Department Chairperson, and Instructional Coach. Joanne loves nutrition and is a Certified Health Coach who volunteers to host workshops within her school communities.
In her spare time, she loves to play board games and card games with her family and sing.