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Superintendent Christy Perry

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Christy Perry

Christy Perry is superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools, the second largest school district in Oregon. She has extensive experience in education, having served as a superintendent in Oregon for more than a decade, with added experience as a director of human resources, elementary school principal, university instructor, and 5th and 6th grade teacher. She has devoted herself to education and is a relentless advocate for achievement for all students.

Native Oregonian

Superintendent Perry is a native Oregonian, raised in the coastal community of Reedsport. She attended college at Oregon universities, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education at Western Oregon University and an administrative license from Portland State University.

Business Knowledge

Superintendent Perry has an entrepreneurial background as her husband and family are small business owners, and she values the perspective she’s gained about business and its connection to education from her family’s business endeavors.

Community Involvement

Being engaged with the community is important to Superintendent Perry, and she serves on several local and state educational and civic boards to develop and grow community partnerships. She is part of the Governor’s Council for Educator Advancement, Family Building Blocks, Salem Rotary, Marion and Polk County Early Learning Hubs, South Metro-Salem STEM Hub Executive Committee, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, and Oregon Association of School Executives. She works closely with government agencies, local law enforcement, the faith community, and area businesses and nonprofit organizations because she believes a community that works together can provide the highest level of education and care for students.

Leadership

Under Superintendent Perry’s leadership, Salem-Keizer Public Schools is committed to its vision: All students graduate and are prepared for a successful life. Superintendent Perry believes mindset matters because how we think translates to what we do, and how we care for our students and community is critical to educating the next generation of adults.

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Iton Udosenata named SKPS Assistant Superintendent/Comunicado de prensa: Iton Udosenata, designado como el asistente a la superintendente de SKPS

March 23, 2020|Comments Off on Iton Udosenata named SKPS Assistant Superintendent/Comunicado de prensa: Iton Udosenata, designado como el asistente a la superintendente de SKPS

Iton Udosenata has worked in education for over 15 years with experience as a teacher, assistant principal and principal Iton Udosenata, Salem-Keizer Public Schools newest assistant superintendent Iton Udosenata has been named [...]

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Message from Salem-Keizer Public Schools – March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020|Comments Off on Message from Salem-Keizer Public Schools – March 20, 2020

This is a bilingual message from Superintendent Christy Perry and Elementary Level Director Olga Cobb for our community. Message from Salem-Keizer Public Schools - March 20, 2020

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Salem-Keizer Board of Directors Approves Contract Amendment and Resolution Allowing Superintendent Perry to Take Advantage of Senate Bill 1049

January 3, 2020|Comments Off on Salem-Keizer Board of Directors Approves Contract Amendment and Resolution Allowing Superintendent Perry to Take Advantage of Senate Bill 1049

On Thursday, the Salem-Keizer Board of Directors approved a resolution to rehire Superintendent Christy Perry following an amendment to her contract allowing her to take advantage of the provisions of Senate Bill 1049. Under [...]