5th Grade Spanish Immersion
Hello, my name is Irma Silas and I am the 5th Grade SIP Teacher.
I was born in Los Angeles, California but raised in El Paso, Texas. I joined the Air Force right after high school and served for 8 1/2 years. A highlight of my career was an assignment to Germany where I served for three wonderful years. After separating from the Air Force I pursued a college degree majoring in Elementary Education. This will be my 19th year of teaching with 18 of those years in the Texas School System.
I met my husband while I was in the Air Force. He was an Air Force Pilot with a career of flying multiple military aircraft. After his military service, he continued his aviation career as a commercial pilot with Northwest Airlines and then Delta Airlines. He is now retired. He is an amazing person who lets me devote a large amount of my time and energy doing what I love to do best - teaching children.
I have a daughter attending Atascocita High School. She participated in the Spanish Immersion Program (SIP) at Pine Forest and Creekwood Middle School. It is through her I get a glimpse as to how to prepare my students for the next level of SIP at Creekwood and West Lake Middle School. She is also my go-to person for technology assistance. She is amazing in that she is organized, a problem solver, has learned how to do minor maintenance on our automobiles with my husband and she has a great sense of humor. I'm so glad that she has rhythm and can dance, I can't.
I am looking forward to another amazing school year! Follow me on Twitter at @IrmaSilas and @pfefifth.