Parent Association

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy has a thriving Parent Association that helps with chaperoning field trips, distributing lunch on Pizza Fridaysfundraising, and much more. Most importantly our Parent Association is the driving force for all of our major events throughout the year including:

Roller Skating Night
Fall Festival
Grandparents/Special Person Day
Breakfast with Santa
Ice Skating Night
Bingo Night
Spring Auction
Sports Day
Follett Book Fair

You can sign up for events using Sign Up Genius, the PA’s online portal for volunteering.

You can also contact the PA at parentassociation@sscaparkslope.org.

PARENT ASSOCIATION OFFICERS
Our dedicated team of Parent Association Officers and parent volunteers are responsible for making everything happen. Learn more about the team below and if interested in volunteering for events visit the volunteer tab or contact parentassociation@sscaparkslope.org.

President and Fall Fest Chair

Chari Corpuz
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2016
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Jocelyn, 6th Grade and Risa, 3rd Grade)
Education: Boston University – BSOT
Fun Fact: I’m a native Brooklynite who married her high school sweetheart, a native Manhattanite

Class Parent Coordinator

Jamie Raker
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2015
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Kingston, 6th Grade and Harlow, 4th Grade)
Education: Academy of Art, San Francisco, B.A. Graphic Design
Fun or Interesting Fact: Lived in 11 states from Midwest, to west coast and presently on the east coast. Has lived in NY state three different times making it the longest time in any one state, so NY is the home state.

Fundraising Coordinator

Mary Ellen Cavaleri
Part of the SSCA community since: 2013
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Fausto, 8th Grade and Alessio, 6th Grade)
Education: Tour College, Masters in Occupational Therapy
Fun Fact: I was a professional dog walker before I became an Occupational Therapist.

Teacher Liaison
Christina Bandini (2nd Grader Teacher)

Welcome Committee

Diana Carroll Toole
Part of the SSCA community since: 2017
How many children at SSCA: 1 (Leo, 3rd Grade, Charlie, Nursery)
Education: University of Rochester, B.A.; Hunter College; M.A. Art History 
Fun Fact: My dad played for the minor league Mets and signed his contract in 1969, the year they won the World Series! 

Betsy Bradford
Part of SSCA community since 2016
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Louise, 5th Grade and Maddie, 3rd Grade)
Education: Graduated from Boston College and Fordham Law School

Julie Borchard-Young
Part of SSCA community since 2012
How many children at SSCA: 3 (Tariku, 7th Grade, Michael, 1st Grade and Aiden, Kindergarten)
Education: UCLA, BA, Communication Studies
Fun Fact:

Once produced a Duran Duran concert in the parking lot of Capitol Record in Hollywood, CA upon the launch of the band’s album “The Big Thing”.  

Community Partnerships Coordinator

John Johnston
Part of the SSCA community since: 2016
How many children at SSCA: 2 (John Lincoln ‘JL”, 5th Grade and Maya, 2nd Grade)
Education: Skidmore College, BA/Brooklyn College, MA/Hunter College, MUP
Fun or Interesting Fact: I had a great time spending 4 weeks every summer camping along the Delaware River with the Boy Scouts as an Eagle Scout. I look forward to doing this with my son in the near future. 

Special Events Team

Sharon Brown-Veillard
Position: Breakfast With Santa Chair
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2014
How many children at SSCA: 1 (Germain, 8th Grade)
Education: BS – Finance/Management; Juris Doctor; MS in Taxation; LL.M in Taxation 
Fun Fact: Auditioned to play (the piano) at Carnegie Hall (as a teenager)

Lori Sommerville
Position: Roller Skating Night and Ice Skating Night Chair
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2016
How many children at SSCA: 1 (Devin, 5th Grade)
Education: BA, Government – Lehigh University 

Lowell Chase
Position: Grandparents/Special Person’s Day
Part of SSCA community since 2015
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Lily, 6th Grade, Alden 2nd Grade)
Education: Brown University, B.A.; Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Fun Fact: I went skydiving and bungy jumping in New Zealand (before kids)

Eileen Matthews
Position: Bingo Night
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2014
How many children at SSCA: 1 ( Hal, 7th Grade)
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Michael Ragolia
Position: Sports Day
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2014
How many children at SSCA: 2 ( Max, 5th Grade and Kimberly 2nd Grade)
Education:  
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Emily Chase
Position: Sports Day
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2015
How many children at SSCA: 2 ( Lily, 6th Grade and Alden 2nd Grade)
Education:  BA Brown University
Fun Fact: I am originally from Rhode Island

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Position:  Spring Fundraiser

Veracelle Vega-Hansen
Position:  Former President
Part of the SSCA community since:  2014
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Owen, 8th and Declan and Olivia, SSCA Alum) 
Education: BA Syracuse University, MPA Villanova University
Fun Fact: Taught English (ESL) at a Japanese High School and also made an appearance on a Japanese game show

Sarah Hutchens
Position:  Spring Auction Chair and Former President
Education: The College of William & Mary, B.A.
Fun Fact: Although I grew up in Virginia, I lived on Governors Island when I was a baby.  I always knew I wanted to move back to New York someday.