John Silveri Profile
John Silveri’s career in public education began in 1978 and formally ended with his retirement in 2015. He served five Metropolitan Detroit area school districts as a teacher, counselor, principal, human resources director, assistant superintendent and superintendent. His 24 years as an administrator in Wayne, Oakland and St. Clair counties included almost 14 years in Allen Park Public Schools, five and a half years as Superintendent of Marysville Public Schools, and nearly five years as Superintendent of Waterford School District. Since his retirement, Mr. Silveri has served in an interim capacity in the Birmingham and Ferndale Public Schools.
Mr. Silveri has served as Chairman of a North Central Association visiting accreditation team and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce, the Waterford Coalition for Youth, the Detroit Metropolitan Bureau of School Studies and the Board of Education of the St. Clair County Intervention Academy. He has also served as President of the Wayne County Negotiators and Personnel Administrators Association and as President of the Rotary Club of Marysville. Most recently, Mr. Silveri was a member of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit.
Mr. Silveri holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Central Michigan University, a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University, and an Education Specialist degree in Administration from Wayne State University. He is a graduate of the MASA Courageous Journey Program and the Michigan Leadership Institute Superintendent Preparation Series Academy.
As Southeast Michigan Regional President for the Michigan Leadership Institute, Mr. Silveri has conducted superintendent searches and Board governance workshops. He has also facilitated district strategic planning processes, assisted with grade level reconfiguration and has mentored building and district leaders