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Silver Family Partners with Innovations High School in Honor of Melba Silver

The Education Alliance of Washoe County is proud to announce the Silver Family and Innovations High School have joined together as Partners in Education.

Ann Silver, CEO of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce visited Innovations High School while participating in Principal for a Day. She was impressed with the school’s real world approach and was reminded of the school her mother, Melba Silver, helped to start in New York in 1977. The school helped youth facing academic and life challenges and provided a supportive and creative learning environment. Silver and her siblings, Adam, Erik and Owen were motivated to honor their mother’s legacy by supporting Innovations High School.

“My mother understood that every student has unique needs,” said Ann, “Fostering the talent and interests of individual students results in a community of entrepreneurs and employees who bring fresh ideas to the table.”

“I am thrilled to work with the Silver family,” said Taylor Harper, Innovations High School Principal. “I am proud to help honor their mother’s memory. The support of the Silvers will allow us to cultivate student success in new and exciting ways.”

A core value of the Partners in Education program is reciprocity, and Innovations High School students will be creating a display in honor of Melba Silver.

Innovations High School scholars face many unique challenges that are met in their famly-like, small school setting. Innovations embraces Big Picture Learning; an approach that puts students at the center of their own learning. Nationally, 80% of Big Picture Learning graduates are the first in their family to attend college.

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