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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June 2: St. Paul weighing later high school and middle school start times

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 5 2014 - 8:42 PM

The later the school start time, the better the odds of high schoolers being rested and ready to learn, experts say.And the St. Paul School District has taken notice.District officials are...

St. Paul schools looking to ease concerns about discipline, disorder

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 29 2014 - 6:40 AM

Jeremy Myers isn’t inclined to let his son make the jump from elementary to middle school in the St. Paul School District.He’s heard, he said, of district middle school teachers being...

May 3: St. Paul's Promise Neighborhood promotes achievement through support

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 20 2014 - 10:04 PM

Dominiques Perkins works a steady job two blocks from the State Capitol. She’s raising four kids in a stable home about 2 miles away. For the spark to make it happen, she thanks Pam...

St. Paul schools to deliver iPads to all students

ARTICLE Updated: May 30 2014 - 11:26 PM

The St. Paul School District plans to become the largest in the state to put iPads in the hands of all students.The decision, to take effect in the 2015-16 school year, was announced Friday by...

Failure to report abuse is focus of St. Paul school probe

ARTICLE Updated: May 22 2014 - 5:22 AM

The apparent failure of St. Paul school officials to report incidents of alleged sexual misconduct by a school custodian is under review by Dakota County authorities.Walter J. Happel, who resigned as...

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