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360 Colborne Street
Saint Paul
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History of SPPS Superintendents

History of SPPS Superintendents

  • On July 1, 2017, Dr. Joe Gothard became superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools.

    Dr. Gothard succeeded Dr. John Thein, who in 2016 was named the interim superintendent to succeed Valeria Silva.

    Rev. E. D. Neill was chosen as the secretary and treasurer of SPPS upon the organization of the board in 1856. After he resigned in March 1860, Rev. John Mattocks was named his successor, and continued to act as secretary and superintendent until September 1872.

    Below is a list of the last 11 Superintendents of Saint Paul Public Schools.

  • John Thein

    July 2016 - July 2017 

  • Meria Carstarphen

    August 2006 - June 2009 

  • Patricia Harvey

    1999 - 2005 

  • David Bennett

    1985 - 1991 

  • Valeria Silva

    December 2009 - July 2016 

  • Lois Rockney

    July 2006 

  • William A. Larson

    1998 - 1999 

  • George Young

    1969 - 1985 

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    Suzanne Kelly

    July 2009 - December 2009

  • Lou Kanavati

    2005-2006 

  • Curman L. Gaines

    1991 - 1998