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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St. Paul schools superintendent in line for bonus after satisfactory evaluation

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 17 2014 - 5:46 AM

After a year that she acknowledged was a rocky one, St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent ­Valeria Silva earned a significant show of support Tuesday night from her school board bosses.The board, as...

St. Paul school bus initiative targets rowdy riders — and their parents

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 21 2014 - 10:51 PM

Cynthia Albrecht had her suspicions after a route driving a school bus suddenly opened up on St. Paul’s East Side about two weeks ago. But even a veteran driver like Albrecht was taken aback by...

Thinking of stealing an iPad? Don't bother, St. Paul school officials say

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 16 2014 - 11:35 PM

The iPads being distributed to St. Paul students by the thousands this school year may help to inspire, but there is nothing to be gained from stealing one.The district is making clear in a new iPad...

St. Paul schools turn to private staffing firm for substitute teachers

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 12 2014 - 9:11 PM

For St. Paul public schools, finding substitute teachers has been a struggle — actually, “a nightmare,” according to Superintendent Valeria Silva.So, to ease the last-minute...

Proposal to delay St. Paul school start time changes gets chilly reception

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 7 2014 - 9:54 PM

St. Paul Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva recommended to the school board Tuesday that it set aside a proposal to push back high school start times and instead keep current schedules in place for...

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