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Dr. William Silva

Dr. William Silva (CT '97)

Associate Executive Director and Director of the Center for Leadership and Innovation

Connecticut Association of Schools

At the time of the Award, Dr. William Silva was:

Berlin High School
Berlin, CT

Biographical Information

William (Bill) Silva is the principal of Farmington High School.  He was recently named the 2018 Connecticut Association of Schools' High School Principal of the Year.Multiculturalism is a central issue for William Silva, social studies teacher at Berlin High School in Berlin, whose students receive little exposure to diverse cultures. It is the main focus of his American Studies Program, a two-period, team-taught, interdisciplinary course in American art, history and literature. His students also explore multiculturalism in a course that he created entitled "Race, Gender and Ethnicity in American Culture." Each year, Dr. Silva helps coordinate Multicultural Week, a program that brings a series of speakers and performers to the school to share their knowledge and talents with the student body in the interest of fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. 

Dr. William Silva In The News

Farmington Board Of Education Announces New High School Principal
The Hartford Courant  |  Mar 27 , 2013  |  Hartford, CT

Additional Information


1978 Amherst College, B.A.; Yale University, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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