Valeria Silva

Superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools since 2009. For 25 years previously, she was an educator and administrator in St. Paul Public Schools and with the Minnesota Department of Education. She is the only Latina superintendent of a large urban school district in the United States.

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Antofagasta, Chile






Pontifica University of Chile, B.A.; St. Cloud State, B.A.; University of Minnesota, M.A., Ed.S.



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360 Colborne St., St. Paul, MN, 55102




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Jie Ming immersion school in St. Paul rings in a new year

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 20 2015 - 9:40 AM

The second-graders stood silent in their Chinese costumes, with a drum beating, tap-tap-tap, bringing suspense to a morning performance at Hamline Elementary in St. Paul.Suddenly, the students broke...

St. Paul's Silva defends her inclusion and equity policy changes

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 29 2015 - 11:19 PM

St. Paul public schools Superintendent Valeria Silva offered an impassioned defense of changes enacted in her five years as district leader during a State of the District address Thursday that often...

St. Paul beat: School board member teaches a lesson

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 22 2015 - 6:15 PM

In recent years, the St. Paul School District has held its own on the enrollment front, posting tiny gains amid strong charter school competition.But the district hoped for more when it launched its...

St. Paul schools crafting policy recognizing all genders

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 14 2015 - 7:52 PM

A month after the end of an emotional state-level debate, the St. Paul school district has laid out plans for a new policy promoting a safe and respectful environment for transgender students.First...

Enrollment to grow at slow, steady pace in St. Paul schools, study shows

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 13 2015 - 9:43 PM

The Strong Schools, Strong Communities reorganization of St. Paul’s public schools that took hold in 2013-14 failed to deliver on Superintendent Valeria Silva’s vision of a 3,000-student...

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