B.S. in Journalism from Boston University
M.L.S. in Liberal Studies from Lake Forest College
Joe Silvestri came to Blake in 2015 from King's Academy in Jordan, where he directed the admissions and financial aid offices and served as deputy headmaster for summer programs.
Joe is a veteran independent school administrator with more than 15 years of experience in admissions and financial assistance. Before working at King's Academy, he was director of admissions and financial aid at North Yarmouth Academy in Maine and an admission officer at Lake Forest Academy in Illinois. Joe's school career also includes work as a baseball and golf coach, student advisor and dorm parent.
At Blake, Joe sits on the Admissions Committee and Financial Assistance Committee, and is a member of the school's Administrative Council. He serves on Blake's Accreditation Self-Study Steering Committee and was a member of the Board of Trustees School Committee in 2015-16.
A Rhode Island native, Joe now lives with his family in Southwest Minneapolis. His wife, Jill, is a reserve teacher and substitute coordinator for Blake's Middle School. Joe and Jill are parents of two Blake students and a daughter in college.