Title: Education Educator
Location: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Roberta Silfen has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Dr. Silfen knew that becoming an educator was the ideal path in life because it allowed her a flexible schedule to spend time with her own children while helping to prepare future generations of students. In this respect, she feels she has never truly worked a day in her life. Since 1995, she has utilized her leadership skills as the executive director of the Wildlife Care Center. Prior to this position, she served as an administrator at East Central Indiana School District from 1978 to 1994. Earlier in her career, she taught at Montgomery Public Schools and Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School. In addition, Dr. Silfen has been an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University since 1992.
In order to become an educator, Dr. Silfen first earned a Bachelor of Arts from the City University of New York in 1953. She continued at the University of Hawaii, receiving a Master of Arts in 1970 before receiving a Master of Science at Troy State University a year later. In 1983, Dr. Silfen earned an additional Master of Arts from the University of Texas, San Antonio. Knowing the value of continuous education, she received an EdD in 1991 from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University. In recognition of her contributions, Dr. Silfen was named an Honorable First Lady by the governor of the state of Alabama and has been a Fulbright Scholar. She has been a grantee of the US Department of Education on numerous occasions.
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