The Basics
"You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again. And I will wait for you."
-Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.


Greetings, my name is Stephanie Silver! I was born and raised in Hudson County, NJ. I began my career teaching high school English and social studies in the School District of Philadelphia. I was a highly-regarded junior and senior-year teacher. I was in charge of senior graduation projects, the debate team, and the Collegeboard English AP program. After leaving Philadelphia, I became an adjunct college professor of writing. However, I am now excited to be at LCCS!

Montlcair State University
BA English with a concentration in creative writing
BA European history
Minor: Art history

University of Pennsylvania
MsEd Urban education (emphasis on diverse learners)
MsEd English

Columbia University
MFA Creative non-fiction

"Thinking is my fighting."
-Virgina Woolf.

My interests include: writing, playing bass guitar, hanging out with my Australian Cattle Dog, film, history, English Premier League soccer, music trivia, reading, volunteer work, activism, figure skating, skateboarding, sneaker culture, Walt Disney World, art history, and politics. I am also a trauma-sensitive advocate and a licensed AVID educator. I am also trained in Restorative Practices (and circles) by the International Institute for Restorative Practices.


Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.