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Want to hear directly from the voices at Seneca Valley on the most current topics and updates?Join us in listening to Voices, a podcast brought to you by the Seneca Valley School District.This podcast interviews guests who share an inside look at what is happening at SV.

Voices, a Podcast from the Seneca Valley School District Seneca Valley School District

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Want to hear directly from the voices at Seneca Valley on the most current topics and updates?Join us in listening to Voices, a podcast brought to you by the Seneca Valley School District.This podcast interviews guests who share an inside look at what is happening at SV.

    Episode 64: "My baby is headed to kindergarten – now what?" Preparing for Kindergarten with Principal Ms. Kristen White

    Episode 64: "My baby is headed to kindergarten – now what?" Preparing for Kindergarten with Principal Ms. Kristen White

    SHOW TOPIC
    "My baby is headed to kindergarten – now what?" Preparing for Kindergarten with Principal Ms. Kristen White

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Ms. Kristen White, Haine Elementary School Principal 

    Ms. White is in her 28th year in education, with 17 years in administration. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University, masters in Educational Leadership from Carlow University and is defending her dissertation in August 2022, to obtain her Doctorate in Special Education. 

    IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL REVIEW
    The best place for kindergarten parents to find informationTips for first day - academically and emotionallySupplementing school supplies Where to go with questions 

    • 9 min
    Episode 63: Preparing for Fall with Ms. Holly Lingenfelter

    Episode 63: Preparing for Fall with Ms. Holly Lingenfelter

    SHOW TOPIC
    Preparing for Fall with Ms. Holly Lingenfelter

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Ms. Holly Lingenfelter, Seneca Valley School DistrictRegistration and Attendance Coordinator

    Ms. Lingenfelter has been an employee with the district for ten years and has served as the Registration and Attendance Coordinator for the past four years.  Before taking on this role, Ms. Lingenfelter worked at Connoquenessing Valley Elementary (CVE) as a paraprofessional for three years, then as a technology assistant for the secondary campus for three years.  She earned her Associate of Specialized Business degree in Medical Assisting/Medical Office Management from ICM School of Business in Pittsburgh.

    IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL REVIEW
    The enrollment processWhere and how to learn more about building tours Deadlines to enrollOther enrollment tips/advice for someone moving into the districtUSEFUL INFORMATION
    https://www.svsd.net/domain/519
    https://www.svsd.net/domain/110
    https://www.svsd.net/Page/2842
    https://portal.svsd.net/

    • 9 min
    Episode 62: A Look Back on 2021-22 with Dr. Tracy Vitale

    Episode 62: A Look Back on 2021-22 with Dr. Tracy Vitale

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    A Look Back on 2021-22 with Dr. Tracy Vitale

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Dr. Tracy Vitale, Seneca Valley Superintendent of Schools

    Dr. Tracy Vitale proudly serves as the Superintendent of Schools for Seneca Valley, which is one of the largest public school districts in Western Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming Superintendent in 2011, she was an Assistant Superintendent, Principal and Teacher in urban, rural and suburban environments in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. She has a strong understanding and experience in community relations, public education advocacy, business partnerships and workforce development. She also has an extensive background in personnel selection, training & supervision.

    IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL REVIEW
    • Seneca Valley 2021-22 successes 

    • 29 min
    Episode 61- Preparing for Fall with Mr. John Demkowicz

    Episode 61- Preparing for Fall with Mr. John Demkowicz

    SHOW TOPIC
    Preparing for Fall with Mr. John Demkowicz

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Mr. John Demkowicz, Seneca Valley School District Transportation Director 

    Mr. Demkowicz served as the Operations Supervisor of the Monark Student Transportation Corporation in Gibsonia followed by the Supervisor of Transportation and Custodial Services for the Quaker Valley School District. During his 12 years of Pennsylvania pupil transportation experience, he became well-versed in multiple transportation software suites, developed innovative processes for state reports and implemented strategic communication strategies with the District’s transportation system. He also has experience in coordinating and facilitating emergency responses impacting the safety of District facilities and community roadways. Additional experience includes his role as Director of Operations at Performer’s Academy where he developed new revenue streams and business strategies while also maintaining fiscal and administrative duties. He also successfully recruited exceptional candidates to fill positions during the growth of the company. During his six years at FedEx Ground, Mr. Demkowicz was a Trainer, Swing Driver and Courier. He planned and provided efficient pickup and delivery services while complying with all operational, security and safety policies over a large territory covering multiple states and service areas. 

    IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL REVIEW
    Mr. Demkowicz's background and experienceGeneral goals for Seneca Valley Alternative Stop notification and other important notices regarding transportation USEFUL INFORMATION
    https://www.svsd.net/domain/105
    https://www.svsd.net/Page/28107
    https://portal.svsd.net/

    • 14 min
    Episode 60 - School’s Out, Camp’s In with Mr. Steve Fortunato

    Episode 60 - School’s Out, Camp’s In with Mr. Steve Fortunato

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    School’s Out, Camp’s In with Mr. Steve Fortunato

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Mr. Steve Fortunato, Seneca Valley Senior High School Applied Engineering & Technology Teacher

    Steve Fortunato has been a public education teacher for eight years, starting his career as a full-time construction technology teacher at Pittsburgh Public Brashear in 2013. During his time at Brashear, Mr. Fortunato was apart of a small team who launched Startable, a non-profit summer camp for underprivileged high schoolers in East Liberty. Throughout this time, he developed his skills in community development, fundraising, cultural diversity, event organization and an over-all better understanding of non-profit organizations.
    He accepted his position at Seneca Valley Senior High School in 2015. Although this was quite a change, he wanted the opportunity to expand his learning and passion for education. Mr. Fortunato followed that initiative by completing his master’s degree in Applied Engineering & Technology with an additional STEM credit, as well as his K-12 Principal Certification in December of 2019. Throughout his time at Seneca Valley, he has created three new robotic programs, special education summer camps and solidified strong relationships with local industry and community members.

    IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL REVIEW
    What Raider Robotics Camp and Raider Space Camp is at SV Who can attend, what can someone who signs up expect take place, cost, registration information, location, etc.How to continue with Raider Robotics after camp is over
    USEFUL INFORMATION
    https://www.svsd.net/Page/19662

    • 12 min
    Episode 59 - School’s Out, Camp’s In with Mr. Nii Sowa- Doku

    Episode 59 - School’s Out, Camp’s In with Mr. Nii Sowa- Doku

    SHOW TOPIC
    School’s Out, Camp’s In with Mr. Nii Sowa- Doku 

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Mr. Nii Sowa-Dokui, Seneca Valley Activities/Athletics Assistant Director

    Nii Sowa-Doku is in his first year working at Seneca Valley. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Professional Studies in Sport Industry Management from Georgetown University. He currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Seneca Valley School District.

    IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL REVIEW
    Some of the athletic camps that are availableWhat youth camps are being added and where they can be foundThe benefits to summer youth camps for students preparing for organized sports at the secondary levelThe importance of having fun at these camps
    USEFUL INFORMATION
    https://www.svsd.net/domain/1870
    https://www.svsd.net/domain/1452
    https://www.svsd.net/Domain/1090

    • 8 min

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