The Search for a Superintendent
The Board of Education for Saint Paul Public Schools conducted a nationwide search for a new leader over the 2016-17 school year.
During this period, Dr. John Thein served as the interim superintendent. Dr. Thein replaced Valeria S. Silva -- who served as superintendent for the last seven years of her 30-year career in the district.
In April 2017, the Board selected Dr. Joe Gothard to be the Superintendent of SPPS effective July 1, 2017.
The Saint Paul Public Schools Board of Education is happy to announce that it has named Dr. Joseph Gothard to become the superintendent of schools effective July 1, 2017.
The Saint Paul Public Schools Board of Education is happy to announce that it has reached a verbal agreement with Dr. Joseph Gothard to become the next superintendent.
During a special Board of Education meeting on April 11, the Board selected Dr. Joe Gothard as their preferred candidate for superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools.