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.
The Hartford Courant | Mar 27 , 2013 | Hartford, CT
1978 Amherst College, B.A.; Yale University, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.