Ms. Filipa Silva
Mrs. Melissa McSweeney
It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction as the new Vice Principal. I will work hard to maintain the legacy of success already established here at Salomé Ureña Elementary School. I am committed to working in a partnership with Principal Marques, Ms. Silva, the students, the parents, and the staff to ensure every student’s academic, social, and emotional needs are met.
I am honored to be a part of this wonderful community. I am entering my seventeenth year as a dedicated educator of the Newark Board of Education. I began my career as an educator at Elliott Street School, where I later served as an Academic Interventionist, and most recently, Teacher Coach of Mathematics.
My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University, Newark Campus and a Master of Arts in Reading Specialization from Kean University. I currently reside in Hudson County with my husband and two children.
I am passionate, energetic, and love what I do! I look forward to meeting the wonderful students and families of Salomé Ureña Elementary School as we start the school year.