Welcome back to The Silver Academy!
After a wonderful summer, everyone is recharged, renewed and ready to start the new school year. We want to personally thank every one of you for choosing The Silver Academy and deciding to be part of our learning community. This year promises to be an incredible and productive school year.
Each year brings positive change, and this year is no exception. We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Nickolas Fortini to our faculty as our computer teacher, Silver Summary coordinator, year-book publisher, social media facilitator and entrepreneur club creator! In addition to Nick, we welcome Ms. Sara Romano as our math teacher who will also continue her duties as gym teacher. Sara brings a wealth of knowledge in mathematics and is a Silver Academy graduate. Niema Schertz has jumped head first into her duties as Admissions Coordinator and is fully engulfed in identifying potential families, giving tours, and helping Morah Tamara with the Gainenu class. We welcome Aviva Woodland back to Silver Academy as our Kindergarten Judaics teacher and 4th/5th grade Hebrew teacher. We are thrilled to have Aviva with us! Kimberlea Konowitch is our new Director of Development and is tirelessly ensuring the financial security of Silver Academy. Samara Sofian has moved into the position of Assistant Head of School and is assuming most, if not all, of the day to day operation of The Silver Academy...and doing a fabulous job!!
You may have noticed that our physical space has decreased because the ELC has moved the pre-k classes upstairs and now occupy one of the hallways. This physical change occurred over the summer months while Myrna Rubin, almost single-handedly, moved us out of that space. We are grateful to the many community members who assisted Myrna over the summer with both the move and getting the school ready for the new year.
We updated our safety and security procedures and feel confident that we are able to provide the best and safest environment for your children. Lastly, a great deal of time and effort was spent placing students in classes that are appropriate for them academically, challenging each and every student while providing them with healthy social opportunities.
Thank you for all your help, your positive energy and enthusiasm, and your input. We look forward to working with each and every one of you with the common goal of making this a school year of growth and achievement for all students.
Debra Freeburn, Head of School
Samara Sofian, Assistant Head of School