Silvestri named new HMBHS Principal
Incoming superintendent Dr. Tony Roehrick has announced that Allison Silvestri, currently Assistant Principal at Half Moon Bay High School, is his choice to assume the role of principal at that same site effective July 1. Roehrick and members of the Cabrillo Unified School District’s senior leadership team conducted a final round of interviews involving Silvestri and two other candidates yesterday afternoon before making the call.
A field of 38 applicants had submitted paperwork for the position that is currently held by Principal Mary Streshly who is resigning at the end of the current school year to begin her new role as an Assistant Superintendent in the Campbell Union High School District. Screening and interview committees, comprised of representatives from the greater HMBHS community, first narrowed the field of candidates down to seven for preliminary interviews before determining the three finalists. The CUSD Governing Board will be asked to formally ratify Roehrick’s decision at its next regularly scheduled board meeting that will be held on June 28.
Silvestri joined the HMBHS staff in July, 2009. Prior to accepting the position of assistant principal, she served as a teacher at both Woodside High School and San Mateo High School. She has also logged international teaching experience in the South Pacific (Sorcha Adventures program) and Costa Rica (World Peace program sponsored by Harvard University).
Silvestri, who is bilingual, earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in English and Secondary Education from Boston College. She also holds Master’s Degrees from Boston College and Notre Dame de Namur University.