Miss Silvia was born by the sea in Newport, RI. She has taught children in a variety of settings since she was a teenager.
She graduated from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH with a BA in Elementary Education. Miss Silvia was trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach by Emi Flynn, an Orton-Gillingham Fellow. She is also trained in LIPS, the Responsive Classroom Approach, Project Read and Core Knowledge.
Miss Silvia was a middle school teacher for many years at Burnham Brook School in Canterbury, NH and also taught at the Museum of Science for 15 years in the Camp In program, Courses program, and the Outreach program.
Other teaching experiences include Naturalist-Education for the Arlington, MA public school; Naturalist educator at the Tom Denny Nature camp in Bolton MA; Founder and coordinator of the Henniker Library Story Hour; and coordinator of the vacation bible camp for the Congregational Church of Henniker.
Miss Silvia has been a Girl Scout leader and assistant soccer and softball coach in Henniker NH. She enjoys reading (of course), traveling, gardening and spending time with her friends and family in the out doors.