Ms. Silburn thrives in promoting the success of all students while encouraging professional development for the teachers delivering the knowledge. She has proven her ability to recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff, inspire students, and support families as principal of various divisions at Houston’s First Baptist Academy. She is deeply committed to Kingdom education – educating young people according to Biblical standards.
Ms. Silburn is a servant leader who loves the details. This quality has served her well as she has chaired accreditation committees, aligned curriculum across divisions, developed curricular and extracurricular programs, and more. She also brings experience and passion around student-centered projects that utilize technology to enhance research, writing, and presentation skills as part of the learning experience.
“I get my energy from being around the students. I don't like being holed up in my office all day. Watching and witnessing the students enjoy their education is very important,” commented Ms. Silburn.
Ms. Silburn spent her early years in Acadiana and began her higher education journey at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Houston. After years in the corporate sector, God called her into education after September 11th – planting the seed in her heart that there was more to life than sitting behind a desk. Ms. Silburn went on to earn a Masters of Education from the University of Houston during her adventure from classroom to administration.
On being led to Westminster Christian Academy, Ms. Silburn said, “During the last couple of months, I have truly been amazed at the incredible path God laid out to bring me to WCA and back home to south Louisiana. WCA is made up of wonderful families, intelligent students, and extremely talented faculty and staff who love God and love each other. I am so looking forward to working with the WCA community as we continue to challenge our strong academics, provide a safe environment for students to explore their God-given talents, and ultimately support each individual as we strive to live out our daily mission of leading students to the Cross.”
Ms. Silburn’s son, Payton, will be within driving distance of his mom’s great Cajun cooking as he continues his studies at the Honors College at LSU majoring in Psychology and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Spanish.
When asked about welcoming Ms. Silburn to Westminster, Head of School Mr. Scott Davis remarked, “Ms. Silburn is a talented educational administrator who loves the Lord. What a gift the Lord has provided for us that will enable WCA to continue a march toward excellence in every area of our school. From the time I first spoke with Ms. Silburn, her knowledge of educational practice and love for kids came through loud and clear. I am thrilled to welcome her to the WCA family.”