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Michele Schoenfeld

Community Advisor

After an earlier career in a major NYC public relations firm, Michele Schoenfeld moved back to her native Westchester and became District Clerk at the White Plains City School District. In addition to handling information services and Board of Education communication, she oversees the district's annual budget vote and election, its policy manual, and the school calendar, among other duties. She holds a B.A. from Clark University.

Michele Schoenfeld's Contributions

  1. Letter To The Editor: Help Kids Arrive At School Safely

    Letter To The Editor: Help Kids Arrive At School Safely

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email whiteplains@dailyvoice.com.To the Editor:Please share the following reminder with our friends and neighbors in the City of White Plains.Fall has arrived and with it are the early days of another exciting new school year. Our bright-eyed and eager ...

  2. New White Plains Superintendent Hosts First Coffee, Conversation

    New White Plains Superintendent Hosts First Coffee, Conversation

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Joseph Ricca, the new Superintendent of the White Plains, is out and about meeting the community.Ricca hosted a Coffee and Conversation on Tuesday which drew 50 parents, students, and community members. The meetings are being held to encourage communication with the district.Topics discussed included the district’s plans and goals for the new school year, and the ...

  3. White Plains Tabs Elmsford's Ricca As New Superintendent

    White Plains Tabs Elmsford's Ricca As New Superintendent

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. --  The White Plains Board of Education announced Wednesday Joseph Ricca is its choice to be the district's new superintendent.Ricca has been superintendent of the Elmsford Union Free School District for the last four years. If a site visit and contract formalities proceed as anticipated, Ricca will be appointed in May and start on July 1.“We believe that Dr. Ricca’s ...

  4. White Plains High Students Win Awards Tied To Coca-Cola, Regeneron, MLK Jr.

    White Plains High Students Win Awards Tied To Coca-Cola, Regeneron, MLK Jr.

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Four White Plains High School students were commended for recent awards at the Board of Education's meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, announced the White Plains School District. Senior Shelley Zhu, a student in the school’s Science Research Program, was named a Semi-Finalist Scholar in the prestigious 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search. The honor was based upon her ...

  5. White Plains Seniors Gain Honors In National Merit Competitions

    White Plains Seniors Gain Honors In National Merit Competitions

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- White Plains High School seniors Nicholas Crino, Elana Hausknecht and Noah Lichtblau have been named semifinalists in the 2016-17 National Merit Scholarship Program.About 16,000 competitors, a number representing less than 1 percent of all high school seniors in the United States, have qualified for the honor.Those who go on to the finals will compete for about ...

  6. White Plains Students Win First Place At Business Skills Competition

    White Plains Students Win First Place At Business Skills Competition

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A group of White Plains High School students took first place at the 2016 Business Skills Workshop, a competition held at Morgan Stanley in Purchase Oct. 28. The contest featured a graduate business school case study on Uber, which the participants had to analyze. Sponsored by the African American Men of Westchester, the winning team was comprised of Revital Aloni, ...

  7. White Plains Literary Magazine Wins First Place From Scholastic Press

    White Plains Literary Magazine Wins First Place From Scholastic Press

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The editors of a White Plains literary journal are taking a bow after winning the top prize in a national competition.According to a statement from the school district, the editors of Roar, White Plains High School's 2016 literary magazine, took first place at the American Scholastic Press Association's (ASPA) annual contest.Among those honored for their efforts ...

  8. White Plains School Board Appointing Interim Superintendent

    White Plains School Board Appointing Interim Superintendent

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Dr. Howard W. Smith is expected to be named as the acting superintendent of schools by the White Plains Board of Education during a meeting Monday evening. If approved, Smith’s term would begin on Oct.1 and continue through the school year. He will replace Timothy  Connors who stepped in for Superintendent Paul Fried who is on a medical leave. Smith retired in 2013 ...

  9. White Plains HS Grad Jonathan Joseph Recognized As 'Teaching Champion'

    White Plains HS Grad Jonathan Joseph Recognized As 'Teaching Champion'

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Jonathan Joseph, an economics teacher at White Plains High School, is a recipient of the 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award. He and the two other honorees will receive the award at the Council for Economic Education's 2016 Visionary Awards Dinner, at The Plaza Hotel on Oct. 26. A letter announcing the award described Joseph as "an ...

  10. White Plains Teachers Selected As Microsoft Innovator Educator Experts

    White Plains Teachers Selected As Microsoft Innovator Educator Experts

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Two teachers in the White Plains City School District have been recognized by Microsoft for their use of technology in education and named Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Lauren Berrios is a district-wide visual spatial enrichment teacher, and Lisa Fillat is a district-wide math enrichment teacher. They join the nearly 5,000 other educators in the MIE Expert ...

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