Year Honored: 2011Mount Zion High School
At the time of the Award, Shekema Silveri was:Teacher
Mount Zion High School
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Shekema Silveri is a natural leader at Mt. Zion High School in Jonesboro, Georgia. Bringing to the table an extensive community service background and first-rate academic credentials, Silveri employs multi-layered instruction and well-defined practices, all in a school with a large at-risk student population.
In the classroom, Silveri requires students to produce evidence of learning, justify their perspectives, evaluate their reasoning and set their future goals. As part of her well-rounded approach to instruction, Silveri integrates multimedia into her lessons, using websites and blogs as well as shooting and editing video. Through these methods, Silveri’s students not only learn the information but also understand the pedagogy behind it.
Silveri’s pupils posted a 100 percent passing rate on the American literature exit exam. Her three AP classes are filled to capacity and include students who are not normally on an honors or AP track. One of her students gained acceptance into the Governor’s Honors Program for communicative arts.
Silveri takes her leadership skills outside of the classroom. She mentors colleagues, led implementation of a remediation program for seniors, and served on the ELA Textbook Adoption Team and curriculum redesign team. Silveri is also a member of 10 professional associations and is a frequent presenter at development conferences.For additional information about Mrs. Silveri or her students, visit their course blog.
Shekema Silveri In The NewsThe Journal | Jul 11 | 2012 | Chatsworth, CA East Liverpool Review | May 30 | 2012 | East Liverpool, OH Learning Matters | PBS NewsHour | May 11 | 2012 | New York, NY The News Tribe | May 09 | 2012 | Bradford, West Yorkshire, CNN | May 08 | 2012 | Atlanta, GA CNN Headline News | May 08 | 2012 | Atlanta, GA
Milestone: Shekema Silveri (GA ’11)
"I understand that, like all leaders, my job is not to create faithful followers; my job is to create other leaders."(read more)