Phone: 973-669-5301 ext 33596
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Silverio Bastiao
Welcome to my teacher page!
I have been in education since September 2001 and have been employed by West Orange Schools since September 2005. I have certifications in Social Studies, Spanish and Special Education and teach mostly 9th grade World History and co-teach Spanish 2. Along with teaching, I am also a football coach (not at WOHS, but at another North Jersey high school).
My goal in World History is to provide my students with a greater understanding of the world around them as well as helping them to realize how past events still impact their lives today. Another important aspect of my style is to teach my students to gather all of the information they can, in order to formulate an educated opinion and to be able to defend it.
Now that your child is in high school, it is expected that he/she will take on a greater role in his/her education and put in the effort needed in order to be successful.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela