Principal Letter

Welcome from Mr. Sotomayor

As a part of the Phoenix #1 School District, we are committed to EXCELLENCE here at Silvestre S. Herrera Elementary by moving forward each and every day paying attention to the details necessary to provide a safe, supportive and educationally rich environment for your child.

At Herrera, we value the strong parents, students, teachers and community partners that help to support and build upon our mission of providing excellence in the arts, academics and encourage the speaking of both Spanish and English through our Dual Language program. Please take some time to explore our website to learn more about our mission and school and how we can work together to support our students and the community. I invite you to visit our school or schedule a tour if you are new to our community. We are always open to parents, students and anyone interested in learning more about Herrera.

I look forward to working closely together to strengthen and extend our students’ learning. As we continue to build upon and establish new traditions at Herrera, our expectations and standards will never be compromised.


With Panther Pride,
Kevin Sotomayor
Principal, Herrera School for the Fine Arts & Dual Language