Principal - Colleen Silvestri

Hello BES Families,


It is with great pleasure and pride that I write to you to introduce myself as the new principal of the Blairstown Elementary School.  It is an honor to have been selected to be a part of the BES community. Before joining BES I served in a variety of educational roles. The past seven years I have been the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Wharton Public Schools, a preK through eight district.  Prior to that I worked as both a special education and general education teacher working with students in grades five through eight. 


My academic background includes a Master of Education in Special Education, a Masters of Education in Instructional Leadership, a Post-Bachelorette in Education, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance.  Lastly, I am working on the completion of my dissertation on the impact standards based grading has on classroom instruction, as the final step towards earning my Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  I am excited to bring my educational experiences to Blairstown and look forward to partnering with you to help our students succeed.


As the mother of two girls, ages 10 and 12, I know the importance of having a strong home-school connection.  In partnership with the teachers and staff, I will continue to foster strong relationships with parents, students, and the community.  We will continue focusing on the use of data driven instructional practices while consistently implementing the curriculum in a rigorous manner, while still incorporating social emotional learning.   


I look forward to getting to know each of you as I immerse myself in our school and community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.  


Your partner in education,


Colleen Silvestri