Hidalgo, TX – The Valley View ISD Board of Trustees is proud to announce Dr. Silvia Ibarra as its Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools.
Dr. Ibarra has been serving as the Interim Superintendent for Valley View ISD since February 2021. Prior to this position, she served as the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services at McAllen ISD for 5 years. She has held other administrative positions including principal, director, and lead counselor. Dr. Ibarra has over 32 years of experience as an educator and has devoted much of her career to early literacy, curriculum & instruction, instructional supervision, and special populations.
She earned both her bachelor’s degree in English and kinesiology and her master’s in education with a specialization in counseling and guidance from the University of Texas-Pan American. She received her doctorate in education from Northcentral University in Arizona with a specialization in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Ibarra is passionate about education and believes that education removes barriers, creates opportunities for success, and empowers students to excel. Dr. Ibarra is an advocate for all students and a change agent who works tirelessly for the betterment of students. She is eager and excited to work collaboratively with the Valley View ISD community to provide a safe, nurturing environment so all students learn, grow, and experience success.
“Valley View ISD is a close-knit, family-oriented community with strong values and principles that align to my personal values. I am honored and blessed for the opportunity to serve this community as superintendent of schools.” Dr. Ibarra
Dr. Ibarra. is married to Servando Ibarra and they have two adult children, Alejandra and Servando Jr., and one school-age child, Miguel. They reside in Edinburg, TX.
The search was conducted by the law firm of O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo Saavedra. The search yielded over a dozen candidates from across the country and the state of Texas, and was accompanied by a community town hall, employee/community surveys, community feedback, and weekly updates to the community.
“Through the selection process, we involved multiple stakeholders across the community to ensure transparency and a systematic approach that would render the best candidate. This process brought us exceptional candidates, and a lone finalist who is a transformational leader that will guide the revitalization of the educational experience at Valley View ISD” Claudia Coronado, Board President.
Valley View ISD entered its 21-day waiting period on Friday, June 18, 2021, as required by state law.