Matthew Hammond, 18, is a senior at Westminster Christian Academy. He nailed a foul shot on Feb. 22, and the moment has been making rounds on social media.
Anne Silburn has been named the new principal of Westminster Christian Academy’s Upper School. She will begin her term on July 1.
Previously, Silburn was principal of various divisions at Houston’s First Baptist Academy.
Her responsibilities have included chairing accreditation committees, aligning curriculum, developing extracurricular programs and more. She has also focused on student-centered projects that use technology to enhance research, writing and presentation skills.
“I get my energy from being around the students. I don’t like being holed up in my office all day. Watching and witnessing the students enjoy their education is very important,” Silburn said.
Silburn spent her early years in Acadiana. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from McNeese State University and a degree in sociology from the University of Houston.
She then worked in the corporate sector until the events of Sept. 11, 2001, when she decided to take a different path, into education. She went on to earn a master’s of education from the University of Houston as she moved from the classroom into administration.
“During the last couple of months, I have truly been amazed at the incredible path God laid out to bring me to WCA and back home to south Louisiana,” Silburn said. “WCA is made up of wonderful families, intelligent students and extremely talented faculty and staff who love God and love each other. I am so looking forward to working with the WCA community as we continue to challenge our strong academics, provide a safe environment for students to explore their God-given talents, and ultimately support each individual as we strive to live out our daily mission of leading students to the Cross.”
WCA Head of School Scott Davis said Silburn is a “gift” to the school.
“From the time I first spoke with Ms. Silburn, her knowledge of educational practice and love for kids came through loud and clear. I am thrilled to welcome her to the WCA family,” he said.