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Robin Silvis is Holley’s new Board of Education president

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 July 2019 at 8:33 am

Robin Silvis

HOLLEY – The Board of Education has a new president. Robin Silvis on Monday was picked by her colleagues on the board to take over for Brenda Swanger who retired from the position on June 30.

Silvis was previously the board vice president. She has been a member of the BOE the past 10 years. John Heise, a retired Holley school administrator, is the new board vice president.

“I love my community,” Silvis said. “I love the children. I love having the opportunity to be a voice.”

Silvis works as an executive confidential assistant for State Supreme Court Justice Richard Dollinger.

Her children are Holley graduates. Toni, Class of 2010, works as a nurse at Rochester General. Michael, Class of 2013, works for a division of Corning and is a wrestling coach at Holley. Lucas, Class of 2015, just graduated from the University of Buffalo and has started the graduate program at Brockport State College to be a high school counselor.

Silvis said the board of education works well together. She praised the teachers and administrators at Holley for a focus on creating a caring community at the school while pushing for excellence.

“We’ve developed a bond and commitment to improving the district on a whole,” Silvis said. “We are on the upswing. I thank the other board members, teachers and administrators. We’re going to see bigger and better.”

She praised Swanger for her 15 years of service on the board, including six years as board president.

Silvis said she is grateful for the chance to serve in the volunteer position.

“It’s become a part of me and I enjoy it,” she said.

Robin Silvis presents the high school diploma to her son, Lucas, during June 2015. Lucas has since graduated from the University of Buffalo and is now in the graduate program at Brockport State College for high school counseling.

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