Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development will recognize several individuals during Homecoming festivities. The College will induct five new members into the Hall of Distinguished Educators and recognize an Outstanding Young Professional and a Friend of Education. An induction ceremony will take place beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Teacher Education Center auditorium.
Preceding the ceremony will be a reception and reunion from 1-1:30 p.m. in the Commons Area of the Teacher Education Center.
Honored as 2016 inductees into the Hall of Distinguished Educators are the late Dr. Raymond Gilbert, Mack Daniel Knotts of Bossier City, Edwina Lewis of Natchitoches, Robert Silvie of Shreveport and David Thrash of Bossier City. Micah Coleman of Natchitoches is the Outstanding Young Professional and Paula Hickman of Shreveport is this year’s Friend of Education.
Silvie is currently assistant principal at Captain Shreve High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and office education in 1975 and a master’s in business and office education in 1977 at Northwestern State and completed +30 hours at NSU, Southern University, Louisiana Tech, Centenary and Louisiana State University. He began his career as a classroom teacher at North Caddo High School and Woodlawn High School from 1975-1996 before serving as assistant principal at North Caddo from 1996-2005 and interim principal from 2002-03. He served as principal at Fairpark High School from 2008-09 before his current position at Captain Shreve. He has also taught as a part-time instructor at Louisiana Technical College and served as part time bookkeeper for Project Uplift.
During his career, Silvie has served on the Caddo Parish Schools Discipline Review Committee, mentored assistant principals for the Louisiana Department of Education, evaluated and reported on the JUMP program, assessed intern teachers and served on the state curriculum guide writing team for business education subjects. He has prepared and published faculty and student handbooks, coordinated LEAP remediation plans, prepared schools for accreditation and accumulated several hundred professional development in-service hours. He has been named PTA Educator of Distinction, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and KMSS Teacher of the Week. He has been involved with several parent/teacher student associations and holds membership in several professional and community organizations.
NSU’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development annually recognizes educators whose work has made an impact on the lives of others. For more information on the College visit nsula.edu/academics/education-human-development. A full schedule of Homecoming events is available at northwesternalumni.com/homecoming16.