Ivan Silva is an experienced communication professional who is also a dedicated and motivated educator. He holds a Master’s degree in Communication, graduate certificates in Media relations and Training and Consulting, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations.
As a self-dubbed media aficionado, he believes that fusing today’s technology with time-proven techniques and methods which allows message delivery with both quality and effectiveness. Ivan has served as creative director for Iconic Deity Design House since 2008 where he focuses on content creation, media relations, and generating targeted social media interactions. His entrepreneurial desires led him to develop a local website (McAllenMetroJobs.com) to assist with his own personal efforts in job searches and later expanded into a partnership that has gained both traction and popularity. Grassroots marketing and social media marketing have been key assets in the project’s goals and development.
Silva has taught numerous courses for continuing education, including various test prep courses and Photoshop modules of the Web Design Certificate Program. He currently works as a teacher for La Joya I.S.D.
“As an educator motivated by growth and challenge; I believe that my capabilities and knowledge are of immense value in assisting others to develop and foster both their educational and creative efforts.
Texas Educational Certificates
- EC 6
- ELA 4-8
- Bilingual Supplemental
“STAAR” Experienced in teaching and testing STAAR grades.
Project Management, Training, Public Relations, Copy Writing, and Graphic Design
Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and SPSS
|•MA in Communication Studies, The University of Texas-Pan American
•BA Journalism with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations, The University of Texas-Pan American
•Graduate Certificate in Media Relations
•Graduate Certificate in Training and Consulting
|•Seminar in Communication Education: Graduate Teaching Assistant preparation course and training, Fall 2010•Graduate Certificate in Media Relations & Strategic Communication, The University of Texas-Pan American, Fall 2011
•National Science Foundation /UTPA Intellectual Property Course: Copyright and Patents, Fall 2011
•Graduate Certificate in Communication Training & Consulting, The University of Texas-Pan American, Spring 2012
•4th Grade Self-Contained Teacher
5th Grade Self-Contained Teacher
Tx Success Initiative STAAR Teacher
Self-contained educator with advanced pedagogical knowledge and curriculum development. La Joya I.S.D.
Elementary Campus UIL Coordinator
The program of academic competition for elementary, middle school and junior high officially became “A+ Academics” in 2008. A+ Academics includes 20 different events for grades 2-8. These events span the curriculum – they are designed to complement and expand upon what students learn in the classroom, both through learning specific subject knowledge, and through learning skills that are valuable in many disciplines. Approximately 3,000 Texas schools participate in A+ Academics, competing in more than 300 district meets each year.
Elementary Spelling UIL Coach
Students are seated, listening as a pronouncer calls out words at a rate of about five words per minute. After listening to each word, students may request the definition. Words are spelled out on paper, not aloud.
Instructor, Knowsys Educational Services, L.L.C. Provide instruction and skill development to students in verbal and mathematics contents to prepare them to undergo exams such as the GRE, SAT, and L-SAT.
Educator with a background as a creative director who provides instruction for Adobe Photoshop and related media through the Office of Continuing Education. Holds over twelve years of experience of working and professional experience in management, sales and marketing.
His portfolio of work extends into print media, online advertisement, publishing, website design and graphic design.
Student advisor, creative director and graphic designer.
Graduate Resource Center, The University of Texas Pan-American
MCALLENMETROJOBS.COM, Provide oversight in marketing and business development.
Graphic designer, small business consultant, social media management & brand. Development, Iconic Deity Design House.
Directly assisted in the day-to-day activities of the EDC and provided guidance to small businesses and developed network ties with the expanding the business community.
San Juan Economic Development Corporation, San Juan, Texas