Manuel Silvas Assigned Interim Principal of Maryvale High School

Posted by Community Relations on 9/24/2015

Manuel Silvas has been assigned interim principal of Maryvale High School, effective October 5. Phillip Verdugo, Maryvale’s principal for the last 12 years, will come to the District office as an administrator on assignment.
Silvas is currently the assistant principal for registration at South Mountain. He was an assistant principal for four years at Trevor Browne, 2011-2015, and came to the District in 2008 as a Dean of Students at Carl Hayden. Besides his eight years of administrative experience at Phoenix Union, he served one year as an assistant principal at Wilson Elementary 4th-8th School. From 2001-2007, Silvas taught math and science at Loma Linda School in the Creighton Elementary District. He also coached baseball and football at Phoenix Union schools during that time.
Verdugo became principal of Maryvale in 2003, and was in his 13th year at the school, the longest of any principal in the school’s 53-year history. His 33-year career in public education included middle school principal in the Sacaton and Florence school districts.