Terri Silver released the following statement on her candidacy for the Halifax County Board of Education.
Silver retired from Eastpointe Management Care Organization with over 26 years in the mental health field.
During this time Silver advocated for adults and children with disabilities. She attended Halifax County Schools through 9th grade. She graduated from Nash Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan University.
Silver spent her career in mental health advocating for clients rights.
Her proudest moment in her career was being able to obtain services for the most vulnerable population who were initially denied.
The second proudest moment was identifying over $8 million in fraud by one mental health provider.
She’s a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe, where she served on several committees throughout the years.
Silver served as a Girl Scout leader where she held the position as treasurer.
Silver was a basketball coach for a children’s league and a Sunday school teacher at her church.
Silver was recently accepted to serve on the Trillium Equity Council.
She is a National Certified Investigator and has extensive training and experience in managing care plans for people with disabilities. “I have experience and training on how to advocate for clients rights,” she said. “I also have training in audits and compliance which will be beneficial to the school board. I will use my safety training, like suicide prevention and workplace safety, to promote a safer school system for the students and staff of Halifax County.”
Silver lives in the Ita community with her husband Jimmie, who she credits for being her number one supporter.
They have two daughters, India who is a special education teacher and Elizabeth, a school counselor. The Silver’s have two grandchildren Emory and Ivy.