SKPS announces Robert Silva as chief operations officer

The Salem-Keizer School Board of Directors approved the employment contact for Robert Silva as the district’s new Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Silva was recently named as COO following a comprehensive search process and selection by district leadership. As the COO, Silva will serve in the critical role of forming and executing strategic and operational agendas while implementing and maintaining equitable, crucial and quality services throughout the district.

Silva has served in educational leadership roles for more than 24 years and brings a proven ability of strategic planning, running large operations and proactively discerning and responding to the needs of district families with a focus on equity and customer service. He has served as the director of Technology and Information Services for Salem-Keizer Public Schools since 2015.

“Bob is a facilitator of outward mindset, and his integrity, transparency and focus on people is the foundation of his leadership,” said Superintendent Christy Perry. “He knows that true leadership is in motivating others to do their best, to be their best, because in doing that, everyone succeeds.”