Human Capital Enterprises will aid the school board throughout the search, interview and selection process for the next superintendent for Salem-Keizer Public Schools

At its Tuesday night meeting, the Salem-Keizer School Board leadership announced its selection of Human Capital Enterprises as the executive search firm for the next superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools. This decision comes after consensus from the SKPS Board of Directors at its Aug. 23 meeting where two finalists were selected after public interviews.

“As a board, we have full confidence that Human Capital Enterprises will serve our district well as they support in the important job of selecting the next superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools,” said Salem-Keizer Board Chair Ashley Carson Cottingham. “Throughout the interview process, it was clear that Capital Human Enterprises will be able to deliver on the promises presented to the board and our community during their presentation and we look forward to working together over the next several months.”

The Salem-Keizer School Board started the process after Superintendent Christy Perry announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year during the July 26 board work session.

“Allowing time for a selection process feels like the right choice for the district,” said Perry at the meeting. “I’ve committed to board leadership that I will do whatever it takes to assist them as they choose the district’s next leader. Serving our students, staff, families and community is what energizes me and fills my heart.”

Human Capital Enterprises will begin the search process on Oct. 3, interviewing each board director. The board will discuss additional details regarding the process, anticipated timeline and opportunities for community engagement during the Oct. 4 board work session.

Human Capital Enterprises’ full proposal and presentation and other firms considered are available on the district website.