"I believe in being fiscally responsible. I absolutely want to stay in line with all the principles that are outlined in the school board's manifest; the learner must come first. I am all about the kids, always have been. If I am wrong, I hold myself accountable. I believe in research and will always put our kids first." - Amy Denise Silvester
Amy Denise Silvester is 46 years old, she has been a resident of Lake Orion for 23 years. Amy is a proud Veteran's wife; happily married to Don Silvester. She is a mother of 5: Alex, 25 & Ben, 23, both attended Oxford schools. Miranda, 22, who is also a Veteran and a student at Kettering University & Lauren, 18, she will study at Oakland University this fall. Both, are graduates of LO. Liam is 7, he attends Blanche Sims Elementary. Amy has always been an active member at the children’s schools. To her, family is everything.
Amy is an Oakland University graduate with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Art. She worked many years in Advertising. She has also done Voice Over work and has been in several movies. Amy is a writer and an artist.
Amy has taught Swim at Lake Orion High School, Great Lakes Athletic Club and at Oxford Parks & Rec. "I love teaching. I love seeing how the students grow. I taught Swim and Coached for over 20 years; I wrote a children’s book about water safety." says Amy.
Amy is the owner of Love n' Light Productions, LLC. She is an Author / Illustrator for The Tender Turtle Series. Her stories embrace family values. Every March Amy visits elementary schools to celebrate her love of literature. "I discuss the creative process of writing. I work with the children to create a story, on the spot, to encourage our youth to write." said Amy.
Amy is the creator and director of The Tender Turtle 5K. An inclusive, annual, charity run held in our lovely downtown Lake Orion. This run/walk/roll is all about creating inclusivity, awareness and diversity.
Amy is an active volunteer at the DDA in Lake Orion. She co-hosted and organized Babes on Broadway 2019, which benefited Love INC. She is also recognized for “Happy Trail” the 2020 Senior Signs for the LO graduates. Amy is a new member to the NOCC board as well.
"I believe in giving back to my community, I lead by example; if I see a need, I fill it. I keep my word.
Maintain the integrity of our school district while utilizing the funds we have. Spend wisely; no tax increase, everyone's pockets are hurting. We need to be responsible and accountable with regards to all the districts monies. I know how to function on a shoestring budget. The learner will always come first, even when difficult decisions need to be made. Unfortunately, there will be some very difficult decisions to be made.
All Lake Orion learners must come first. We need to challenge all learners at their level of study. We need to maintain the integrity of Lake Orion Schools. This includes advanced AP classes and our IEP classes. The learner deserves our best. This will insure that they receive the highest level of education from Lake Orion Schools.
With all the virtual learning that is currently happening within our district, I want to make sure that we have a strong plan for all learners. It is imperative that all learners have peer interaction along with educators. I want to make sure we make every effort to aid in maintaining a healthy mental health for our learners. I propose small guided group interactions.
I also want to look into new technologies for our schools to keep our learners safe. Safety is extremely important to me. There are several new technological advancements available to help clean our schools, that will help lessen the spread of all viruses.
Making sure we have secure buildings for our learners is also important. Perhaps a new proposal for Veteran officers who can volunteer to help with our schools. With flag duty, school grounds during the start of school and at dismissal. Lake Orion has always had a strong sense of community. We rise to help!