SILVIA HERMAN graduated from Shippensburg State Teacher’s College with a BS in Education in 1948, and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Temple University in 1965. She taught for 32 years—27 of which were in first grade—at Newberrytown Elementary School in West Shore School District of central Pennsylvania. Silvia resides in Newberrytown with her daughter and son-in-law. She is an avid bridge player, reader, and has enjoyed traveling in the past.

You never know what's possible until you ask! "Please Mother, May I?" is a delightful way to teach youngsters the power of being polite.

You never know what you can accomplish until you try! "Yes, I Can!" is an inspiring way to teach children the power of their dreams.