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CONTACT US - Teachers

Christy Alas Second Grade Teacher
Kacie Boustead   Third Grade Teacher
Zelah Brandt   Third Grade Teacher
Jenni Brennan  First Grade Teacher
 Tricia Collins  Second Grade Teacher

Gina Del Bene  

First Grade Teacher
 Jennifer Dunne   Third Grade Teacher
Chiara Falcone  Fourth Grade Teacher
 Natalie Gold   Kindergarten Teacher
Shelley Harrison   Fifth Grade Teacher
 Terri Huston   SDC Teacher
Roxayn King   Fourth Grade Teacher
Sam Gold Fifth Grade Teacher
 Christy Reams   Kindergarten Teacher
Jenny Ross   ELD Teacher
Kristy Smith  SDC Teacher
 Elizabeth Swanson   Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
 Elizabeth Tang  Second Grade Teacher
Lorna Tyrrell   Fourth Grade Teacher
Kristin Uchida  Kindergarten Teacher
Heather Van Buskirk  Second Grade Teacher
Karith Vera   Fifth Grade Teacher

Administration & Office 

Principal: Bruce Burns

Office Manager: Kim Currey

Secretary: Emily Potratz

Phone (925) 687-1150

About Silverwood

Silverwood Elementary School educates students in grades TK-5.  Current enrollment is about 530 students.  There are two to three classes per grade level and class size can range from the high 20's to low 30's.  Enrollment dictates class configurations and some years there may be one or more combination classes.  Silverwood also provides education to special education students in a variety of settings.  There are autism classes for each grade level, a resource program for students with a learning disability, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology services. 

Silverwood implements a daily English Language program for students whose native language is not English.  The Silverwood PTA is a very active group.  Information about our PTA can be found at  Our school's School Site Council (SSC) meets monthly to develop, implement and oversee school goals.  The SSC is comprised of parents and staff.  The 2022-2023 school will include an after school program called CARES.

Silverwood students attend weekly music, STEAM and library classes.

Silverwood has established a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. an approach schools use to promote school safety and good behavior. With PBIS, Silverwood teaches students about behavior expectations and strategies. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

Silverwood is one of 30 elementary schools in the MDUSD.  Most 5th grade students feed into Pine Hollow Middle School.

Silverwood has a long tradition of excellence, having recently been designated a CA Distinguished school - twice - in the past five years.  

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