As GCHS’s English and Religion teacher, Mrs. Silber understands the importance of service and spirituality as a part of student life and Gloucester Catholic’s mission. She has creatively helped students experience both components through classroom education and service activities within local communities.
She is the coordinator for Gl…oucester Catholic’s service and retreat program and introduces spirituality during retreats — whether that means learning about Latino culture, tackling subjects like racism and injustice, or helping at Cathedral Kitchen. Collectively, GCHS students performed over 6,040 service hours last year.
“We changed the service program recently where students perform service hours in school along with a majority of hours in the community,” said Mrs, Silber. “Juniors and
seniors do required independent service at 20 hours per year per student. Freshmen and sophomores take part in a service retreat, so we go as a class and perform volunteer hours within the community.”
Mrs. Silber first came to Gloucester Catholic in 2012 and 2013, when she was completing her master’s program in education while enrolled at Saint Joseph’s University. She is preparing to finish a second master’s in theology at The College of St. Elizabeth. She has taught full-time at Gloucester Catholic since the Fall of 2016.
“I was really surprised and excited to be featured among the Top Teachers,” said Mrs. Silber. “To be young and so new in my career, it’s awesome to be honored in this way.”
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