At the June 5th Board meeting, the Board named John Silveri as Interim Superintendent. Mr. Silveri retired from his position as Superintendent of the Waterford School District in 2015 and has since acted both as the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources as well as the Interim Deputy Superintendent for School Administration here in Birmingham Public Schools. We believe that as an experienced educational leader and someone who knows our community and culture, Mr. Silveri will provide a seamless leadership transition for our District in the year ahead.
John Silveri's career in public education began in 1978 and ended with his retirement in 2015. He served five Metropolitan Detroit area school districts as a teacher, counselor, principal, human resources director, assistant superintendent and superintendent. His 24 years as an administrator in Wayne, Oakland and St. Clair counties included almost 14 years in Allen Park Public Schools, five and a half years as Superintendent of Marysville Public Schools, and nearly five years as Superintendent of Waterford School District. Mr. SIlveri has served as Chairman of a North Central Association visiting accreditation team; and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, the Waterford Coalition for Youth, The Detroit Metro Bureau and the Board of Education of the St. Clair County Intervention Academy. He has also served as President of the Wayne County Negotiators and Personnel Administrators Association and as President of the Rotary Club of Marysville. His education credentials include a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University, a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University, and an education specialist degree from Wayne State University. He is a graduate of the MLI Superintendent Preparation Series Academy and the MASA Courageous Journey Program.
To keep up with the latest on the BPS superintendent search, the community is encouraged to visit https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Superintendent_Search
At our first meeting of the year, the Trustees of the Birmingham Education Foundation awarded $13,300 in grants to teachers and schools across our district. Grants included:
Thank you to all of our donors who have made these exciting experiences possible for BPS students!
Birmingham Education Foundation was thrilled to be one of the many supporters behind this year's Seaholm Career Day. Consider this - three students were in the delivery room when a baby first entered the world while different students witnessed a cardiac surgery and others still participated in at least seven medical specialties. Several students visited the Frasier sinkhole and discussed the engineering and infrastructure complexities behind it. Still other students visited a GM plan, a Ford plant, an aerospace lab, and multiple construction and architecture facilities. Students shadowed teachers and marketing execs, physical and speech therapists, banking, accounting and finance leaders. Several kids rode along with Oakland County Sheriff deputies and the Birmingham Police while others participated in a simulation with local DEA agents. Three veterinarians hosted students to watch animal surgeries while other kids worked retail or spent time with a nutritionist. The list goes on and on and on and on.
At BEF, we understand that different kids have different interests. That's why we take pride in presenting a multitude of new and different opportunities. In this way, we hope kids can direct their own path and pursue whatever it is that inspires them. We couldn't do any of it without the generous support from the community! Thank You! If you'd like to continue to support BEF's ongoing effort, please log into supportBEF.org to make your end of the year donation.