Founder Michele Silvestri
Michele Silvestri brings a lifelong commitment to social change and nearly 20 years experience in bilingual and international education to RISE. An accomplished teacher and administrator, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Education with a specialty in English as a New Language.
She has spent her entire career preparing for the creation of RISE by focusing on developing middle school programs which inspire confidence, curiosity, and adaptability in her students. Her teaching and administrative experience extend across the globe and include the USA, Haiti, Kenya, and France. In her most recent position as the American Section’s Head of History at the prestigious Lycée International in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, Michele spearheaded numerous initiatives to aid students in developing the academic and social skills necessary to thrive in their rigorous school environment.
As the mother of four bilingual children, a commitment to preparing young people to become confident and compassionate global citizens extends beyond Michele’s classroom and personal life.