Dr. Kathleen Adolt-Silva

Director of Managed Paraeducator Program (MPP) Center of Excellence
Kelly Education
1411 Maxine St.
Kill Devil Hills,  
United States


Dr. Kathleen Adolt-Silva is the Director of the Center of Excellence for the Managed Paraeducator Program in Kelly Education. Dr. KAS has been a teacher of the hearing impaired, a special education high school and middle school math and English teacher, a special education director and administrator in the public schools, and an adjunct professor working with paraeducator accreditation programs. She has also worked for the US Army/Europe as an Education Program Specialist for Child Development Services, including during Operation Desert Storm. Dr. KAS has been on the founding staff and board of 2 successful charter schools for the performing arts and serves as a pro bono special education family advocate. She is a nationwide speaker and proponent of the elevation of the role of the paraeducator in our public schools and has conducted research on executive functioning modeling by paraeducators for students with learning disabilities or ADHD. Currently, she lives on the Outer Banks of NC with her husband and 2 dogs, and has raised 3 wonderful adults of whom she is very proud.


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