Olga Silverman

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Olga Silverman

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Welcome!  I will teach English Language Arts Grades 9 and 10, Speech and College Speech. In addition, I will coach the SHHS Debate and Forensics teams. The 2017-18 school year will be the fifth year in my teaching career and the first year at SHHS.  I hold an MA degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Latvia, a BA degree in English Secondary Education from Kansas Wesleyan University, and an MSE degree from the University of Kansas.  Previously, I taught at Brown Mackie College, Solomon High School, and student-taught at SHHS.  In 2015, I received a Horizon Teaching Award as an outstanding first-year teacher in Kansas.  My husband David, myself and our daughter Stephanie--a 7th grader at SHHS--reside in Salina, where David teaches at Kansas Wesleyan University.  I love to spend time with my family, travel, read, research, and do artwork.  My wall mural decorates the children’s ward at Salina Regional Hospital. As a researcher, I have presented six times at the annual Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference, and has co-authored the book chapter “This Is Not the Mary Poppins I Know” in It’s the Disney Version (edited by D. Brode).