Huntington UFSD has welcomed a new special education chairperson

Huntington UFSD Welcomes New Special Ed Chair

Huntington UFSD has welcomed a new special education chairperson

July 2, 2021

Huntington School Board members have appointed Nicole Vidiri Silva to serve as the district’s chairperson of special education covering from pre-school through fourth grade.

Ms. Silva obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in human development at Binghamton University in 2007. She earned a Master of Science degree in social work at Columbia University in 2009 and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in school district and school building leadership at Stony Brook University in 2021.

At the time of her appointment in Huntington UFSD, Ms. Silva had been working as dean of students and social and emotional learning in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich school district. She previously worked there as a bilingual social worker.

Ms. Silva has also worked as a bilingual social worker in Hicksville, Patchogue-Medford and at Developmental Disabilities Institute and as a social worker at Sachem. She was an early intervention/CPSE social worker at Bilingual’s Inc.

District officials reviewed 112 applications, pre-screened 64 candidates and conducted 25 interviews prior to recommending Ms. Silva for appointment.