About the Superintendent
Dr. Mark Silverstein became the Glassboro School District superintendent in July 2009. With his vision of data-driven instruction, Silverstein has enhanced education in the Glassboro Public School District.
During his tenure, he has created greater opportunities for South Jersey students by introducing school choice through the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Fine & Performing Arts Academies. Academy members, including school choice students as well as those who reside in Glassboro, receive advanced instruction and attend Rowan University classes during their junior and senior years of high school. The superintendent is actively working on adding a Biomedical Academy to the district. He sits on the Board of Directors for the NJ Inter-District Public School Choice Association. He is also working on a business course partnership with Rowan College of Gloucester County.
Beginning in 2015, Silverstein and the Glassboro Board of Education joined Rowan University and others in sponsoring Glassboro High School students’ participation in the university’s summer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Program. That year, he also ushered in an agreement which transitioned Thomas E. Bowe School into a Rowan University Professional Development School (PDS). In May 2016, Dorothy L. Bullock School voted to become a Rowan University PDS as well.
The superintendent is currently overseeing approximately $23.65 Million in school facility improvements made possible by the successful March 2015 referendum.
Silverstein is an active member of the Glassboro Rotary, through which he has raised funds for scholarships, distributed dictionaries to 3rd graders and provided books on swimming safety to kindergarteners. He actively supported local efforts to refurbish the historic Glassboro Railroad Station. He is a Master Mason with the NJ Masonic Lodge – Rising Sun Lodge No. 15 and a member of the Parvin State Park Appreciation Committee. He is a current mentor of administrative candidates throughout South Jersey.
Silverstein serves as an adjunct professor for Rowan and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities’ Graduate Schools of Education and formerly served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Undergraduate School of Business.
Prior to coming to Glassboro, Silverstein was the superintendent of the Hainesport Township School District in Burlington County. He also previously served as principal of Bridgeton Middle School, assistant principal of Carusi Middle School in Cherry Hill, and vice principal of Salem High/Middle School. Silverstein holds Doctor and Master of Education degrees from Widener University and both an MBA and BA degree from Rutgers University.
Silverstein resides in South Jersey with his wife, Lynn, who is executive director of the Gloucester County Bar Association.