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Schools officer is cream of the crop

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She started off as a classroom teaching assistant 20 years ago, and now she's in charge of the education of 42,000 students.

Valeria Silva arrived in Minnesota as a 24-year-old who could not speak a word of English.

Now, at the age of 46, the Woodbury resident has just been accepted on to an elite training program aimed at producing inspirational and effective school superintendents across the country.

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