Joseph Silva » Mr. Silva

Mr. Silva

About Me


I am excited to begin my 4th year of teaching high school. I taught ELD during my first 2 years. Before teaching, I had spent the previous 20 years as an active entrepreneur—many of my endeavors involved corporate education. Due to a variety of life changes, I began my transition to teaching by substituting during my free time. Although I no longer fill the role of managing the daily operations for my business entities, I am heavily involved in the business community.


My educational history has always followed the path of my career. My undergraduate degree is a BS in Marketing. I hold three advanced degrees; MBA Global Management/Marketing, MA English Creative Writing Fiction/Nonfiction, and M.Ed. Secondary. In addition to my degrees, I possess several certifications that reflect my career history and interests. I am currently researching DBA programs. I intend to enroll in a DBA program in August of 2021.


I am a hobbyist at heart. I have spent a lifetime acquiring new hobbies and perfecting old ones. At the center of my hobbyist list is traveling. I have been to all 50 states and many countries for both work and leisure. When I travel, I focus on experiencing the local culture. On my excursions I enjoy a variety of activities, such as camping, along with just about anything else related.


I am also a huge foodie. I cook a wide range of dishes from BBQ, Hispanic, Italian, Asian, Pacific Island, and many more. I especially enjoy spicy dishes.


Lastly, I enjoy the arts of all media. I especially enjoy photography, drawing, painting, sculpting, wood, metal, and glass work. With each passing year, I continue to add to my hobbyist portfolio.


Core Educational Philosophy


I believe education is the basis for prosperity and progress. Education and learning come in many forms. Everyone can learn when needs are met, and the right opportunity is presented.

Respect and Diversity Statement: All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice, and bigotry. As members of the Combs High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability, or sexual orientation. Students at Combs High School will respect each other.