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:

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

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.

Co-Presidents

Veracelle Vega-Hansen
Position: Co-President, Spring Auction Chair
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2011
How many children at SSCA: ( 3 – Declan, Olivia and Owen)
Education: Syracuse University (BA) and Villanova University (MPA) 
Fun Fact: Former English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in Japan and once appeared on a Japanese game show. 

Sarah Hutchens
Position:  Co-President, Spring Auction Chair
Part of the SSCA community since:  2014
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Maggie and Bea)
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.

Social Media Coordinator

Monica Shane
Position: Social Media Coordinator
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2014
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Evelyn & Kellan)
Education: 
Penn State University, BA; Widener University School of Law, JD; Adelphi University, MSW
Fun Fact: I’m an Eagles fan, my husband is a Redskins fan, and our kids are Giants fans, so the atmosphere in our house during football season is – spirited – to say the least! 

Volunteer Coordinator

Tida Johnston
Part of the SSCA community since: 2016
How many children at SSCA: 2
Education: Hunter College, MS
Fun or Interesting Fact: Since a biologist friend couldn’t afford to hire interns, I (and another friend) volunteered to help her out.  We were stationed at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Panama’s Barro Colorado Island and we hiked daily into the jungle for miles to set up traps and tag bats for her research. 

Class Parent Coordinators

Thayer Porter
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2011
How many children at SSCA: 2 boys, grades 3 and 5
Education: CUNY B.A.
Fun Fact:  I love crafting and making things. 

Lucia Figueras
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2015
How many children at SSCA: 1 (Julian)
Education: Fordham University, BA and MsEd 
Fun Fact: I have to education degrees (General Education and Elementary Math Education) and currently going for a third Masters in Public Policy.

Fundraising Coordinator

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

Welcome Committee Chair

Diana Carroll Toole
Part of the SSCA community since: 2017!
How many children at SSCA: 1 (Leo)
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! 

Community Partnerships Coordinator

John Johnston
Part of the SSCA community since: 2016
How many children at SSCA: 2
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: Special Events/Breakfast With Santa
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2014
How many children at SSCA: 1- Germain, grade 4
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)

Sadie Slootsky
Position: Special Events/Grandparents Day

Chari Corpuz 
Position: Special Events/Spring Carnival
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2016
How many children at SSCA: 2 (Jocelyn & Risa) 
Education: Boston University – BSOT
Fun Fact: I’m a native Brooklynnite who married her high school sweetheart, a native Manhattannite

Lori Sommerville
Position: Special Events/Ice Skating Night
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2016
How many children at SSCA: 1 (Devin, 1A)
Education: BA, Government – Lehigh University 

Dawn Landry
Position: Special Events/Bingo Night
Part of the SSCA Community since: 2014
How many children at SSCA: 1 ? Marty (3A)
Education:  Hofstra University, BS
Fun Fact:  Dawn once snowboarded down a mountain on another continent while reading a book upside-down and cooking a pot of her awarding winning seafood chili.  One of these is a lie.