Goodbye to Ms. Silverman


A Bittersweet Goodbye to Ms. Silverman


When I think of Bancroft, I think of Ms. Silverman. In so many ways she is the heart and soul of the Upper School. From organizing retreats to providing student support and juggling a million things at once, Ms. Silverman really does it all. 

Someone once said that you haven’t been to Bancroft if you haven’t cried in Ms. Silverman’s office and I think that describes how much of an impact she has on students. Her welcoming demeanor makes her office a safe space to vent, cry, or just talk about anything at all. 

The first time I cried in Ms. Silverman’s office was when she told our advisory that she was leaving. Honestly, I’m not sure how I didn’t get in an accident on the drive home because I cried the whole way. Ms. Silverman is such an integral part of Bancroft and it is almost impossible to imagine the school without her. 

Ms. Silverman brings so much energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. I’m sure everyone has a favorite memory with Ms. Silverman. I have too many to count. From chaos in advisory like s’mores, slingshots, and berries and cream to white water rafting, knitting, and winter Olympics, the memories go on and on. I think my favorite memory with Ms. Silverman was when I fell out of the boat during the water fight on our white water rafting trip and she didn’t even notice because she was so focused on getting the other boats wet. 

As much as the Bancroft community will sorely miss Ms. Silverman, I am super excited to see what is in store for her as she takes on the world of farming in Maine. Please do not get kidnapped selling your syrup to people in a parking lot, and there had better be a goat or chicken named Izzy on your farm. 🙂 I can’t wait to visit Tripping Gnome with our advisory and I will miss you so much next year!!!


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