Fountain Valley School District Names Ms. Anne Silavs Administrator of the Year

Fountain Valley, CA, April 1, 2015
: The Fountain Valley School District announced that Ms. Anne Silavs, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, has been named the Administrator of the Year for 2015.

Over the past several years, Anne has significantly improved the efficacy of the District’s professional development program. Due to her leadership, Fountain Valley School District has more teachers leading, facilitating, and collaborating than ever before.  Anne is also responsible for leading the District’s efforts with Common Core, Smarter Balanced Assessments, implementing PLCs for site administrators and writing our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  In addition, she promotes a culture that supports ongoing learning and reflective practices. 

Dr. Mark Johnson, Superintendent, stated, “Anne is exceptional at her work, an outstanding communicator and is a valued member of our district's management team.  I highly value her opinions, guidance and suggestions, and feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with her.”  

During her tenure as Assistant Superintendent for the Fountain Valley School District, Anne has focused on the development and scaling up of “District Signature Practices” to support all students in the general educational system by focusing in particular on student engagement and upon differentiated instruction that meets the needs of the full range of students.

“Anne leads an instructional division that excels in professional development through collaboration and skillful use of data to drive our instructional efforts,” said Cathie Abdel, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel.

After hearing about this honor, Ms. Silavs commented, "I am fortunate to work with such dedicated professionals, who are committed to continuous improvement and ensuring the success of each and every student in our District. Fountain Valley is truly a special place.”

Ms. Silavs has served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Fountain Valley School District since 2011. Before coming to the Fountain Valley School District, she served in the Ocean View School District as Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  She has also served as principal of Vista View Middle School in Fountain Valley.

Ms. Anne Silavs will be recognized by Fountain Valley School District’s Board of Trustees at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting on April 16, 2015.

(Photo: Anne Silavs named Administrator of the Year for the Fountain Valley School District)

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The Fountain Valley School District, founded in 1898, is comprised of 10 schools serving over 6,300 students from Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach. Fountain Valley School District seeks to promote a foundation for academic excellence, mastery of basic skills, responsible citizenship, and a desire by students to achieve their highest potential through a partnership with home and community.  To learn more about the Fountain Valley School District, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook at