Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Elementary Education Bachelor's Secondary Education Master's in Science of Education and Bilingual Education Certification in Secondary English Certification in Secondary Spanish
Ms. Silvia Powledge
My name is Silvia Pugliese Powledge and I was born in Italy. My parents, my grandfather and I moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where I grew up. I grew up speaking Italian at home and Spanish at school. I always liked languages; therefore, I decided to study English in College and I attained a bachelor's in English from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
After teaching English in high school for two years in Buenos Aires; I applied for a scholarship to go to an English-speaking country. Of course, I was one of the lucky ones to win the scholarship; which took me to New Orleans, Louisiana. This scholarship allowed me to take courses at Tulane University in New Orleans and also get certified as a teacher in the United States. At the same time, I taught English as a Second Language and Spanish in a middle school in New Orleans.
After New Orleans, I lived in Texas where I completed my Master's Degree in Spanish and ESOL. Later, I moved to Georgia and I taught Spanish, ESOL and Italian at the University of South Carolina at Aiken for 11 years. Finally, I moved to Aiken where I got certified in South Carolina to teach at the secondary level. While in Aiken, I taught ESOL for Aiken county schools for five years, and I started teaching Spanish at Silver Bluff High School in November 2010.
Phone number: (803)442-6100
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