Mr. Silva has thirty-eight years of teaching experience, thirty-three of those years in Catholic schools. He has taught in Hawaii, Maryland, and Arizona. His credentials are in teaching 7th – 12th grades English/Psychology with an SEI endorsement.
Mr Silva began his Catholic education in Hawaii from grade school through high school. Then, he continued his Catholic education by attending the University of Portland, where he received his degrees – BA in Psychology with a minor in English and a MEd with a minor in English.
When he started at Saint Gregory, he was charged with the task of creating the honors ELA program for seventh and eighth grade students. This entailed researching and finding quality literature, implementing rigorous grammar imbedded within quality short and long pieces of writing. He continued to develop and refine this program throughout my years there. Many students went to top tier high schools where they excelled in the English programs. They attributed their high school success to the Honors program at Saint Gregory.
While working in Hawaii, he started a cross country track program, which lead to the strengthening/conditioning of the girls’ high school track team. Because of this, the girls’ track team flourished. They competed at States several years in a row, often finishing in the top five in their prospective events.
“I am extremely excited to be part of the faculty at Holy Family Academy and look forward to working with the students on their educational endeavors.”