Principal's Bio


Robert F. Silvera is in his 3rd year as Principal of School. #8 and his 36th year with the Belleville School District. He received his B.S. in Elementary Education as well as his Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from William Paterson University. He also earned an additional Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from The College of St. Elizabeth.


Mr. Silvera began his teaching career at The Belleville Middle School teaching mathematics for over 30 years In addition, he was the vice-principal of BMS from 2007-2009. Mr. Silvera became interim principal of School #8 in January of 2017 and permanent principal in September of 2017.


Mr. Silvera holds an NJ Standard Certification in Elementary Education (K-8), Mathematics Certification (K-12), Supervisor Certification, and Principal Certification.


He is very excited and is looking forward to continuing to move the Belleville School District in the right direction as Principal of School Number Eight.