Principal - Colleen Silvestri

Hello BES Families,


Welcome back! We are looking forward to the start of the 2021-2022 school year and having everyone in the building five full days a week. While the past year and a half was challenging at times, we remain optimistic about the coming year. 


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.   




Colleen Silvestri