Arlene Silva

Arlene Silva, Ph.D., LEP, NCSP

School Psychologist

Education: Amherst College, B.A.; University of Maryland, M.A., A.G.S., Ph.D. in School Psychology
Joined Belmont Day: 2023
Recent Professional Development: National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention – workshop topics included: integrating SEL programming into school safety initiatives, threat assessment and restorative practices, supporting indigenous youth, refugee, and immigrant students, and navigating ethical challenges in school settings.
Three Thoughts:

If I could give a child one quality it would be … It is really challenging to pick just one! Given the current pediatric mental health landscape, I might prioritize resilience. Kindness and integrity are also high on my list.

My favorite children’s book or author … I devoured all of Beverly Cleary’s Beezus and Ramona books as a child, and have enjoyed reading them with my daughter as she grows up.

If you could have dinner with anyone, I would invite … Lin-Manual Miranda! In addition to being a big Hamilton fan (I’ve seen it three times and counting), we share our ethnicity and would have visited Puerto Rico during overlapping time periods while growing up. I would love to compare notes on how his bicultural upbringing influenced him, both as an artist and as a person.


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