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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Valeria Silva
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Valeria Silva was born in Antofagasta, Chile. She moved to Saint Cloud, Minnesota for more opportunities. Silva attended British University and Saint Cloud State University to study English and become a teacher. She worked as an LPN (licensed practical nurse) before she landed a teaching position. Silva continued her education receiving her master's degree and is the superintendent of Saint Paul Public Schools. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; physical developmental problems as a child; education; childhood; financial struggles; Salvadorian revolution; sneaking out to meet Fidel Castro and making it on the front cover of a newspaper; difficulties learning English; strict schools; relationships; friendships; scholarships; inspiration to become a teacher; teaching in poverty stricken areas; English as a Second Language; experiencing different cultures; wedding ceremony; views of Mexican community towards other South American countries; Association for Latino Administrators and Superintendents, and importance of family.
Quantity 1 digital file
33 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 01:45:40 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Silva, Valeria
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/25/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.33
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'