Mrs. Silva holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Elementary Education from Regis University.  She also has a Master's of Science in Education with an emphasis in Professional Development from Walden University.  She is a Colorado Department of Education certified Elementary Education teacher with an additional endorsement in Language Arts.  Mrs. Silva has 10 years of elementary classroom teaching experience.  She also has 4-1/2 years of experience at Colorado Christian University as an adviser and affiliate faculty.  Prior to that, her husband and she were full-time staff with Campus Crusade for Christ working with high school students in the Broomfield area.  She is a Colorado native, enjoys the outdoors, loves her Labrador retriever, and has three adult children.