What some call me...
What some call me...
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Name:  Billy Silvola
Department/Grade:  Mathematics & Resource/Special Education
Phone:  (805) 688-6487 x2391
Hello.  My real name is Billy Silvola (not Shrek).  This is my tenth year at SYVUHS and I'm looking forward to a great year.  I have been teaching math primarily to Resource students with IEPs or to individuals who struggle with grade level concepts, since 2005/2006. I've been in the field of special education since 1997. I've previously worked as a Program Coordinator for an area non-profit organization supporting adults with developmental disabilities in community settings.  I am also a special education parent, so I have an understanding of some of the challenges families face in supporting their loved one in education (and at home too)!
As a math & special education teacher, I believe all students should have equal access to the full benefits of public education.  Each person brings unique talents and strengths, and it is my responsibility to support students in finding and pursuing one's goals.  I believe in setting the bar high, and having challenging expectations of all students.  Beyond academics, I also see my role as playing an integral part in the development of positive, productive, and contributing young citizens of this community.  That being said, I like to have fun too, to be someone the students can count on to be a good listener without judging, and someone who always sees the glass as half full.  If nothing else, please know that I care about your child, and want to make their high school experience as positive as it can be.  Never hesitate to call or e-mail.  If I don't answer, I know Donkey will...
 
Also, check back from time to time so your son/daughter might earn extra credit while surfing my pages. Periodically, I will have opportunities "hiding" at the site where students can earn additional points just by looking around...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Modified on August 8, 2014