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.

Superintendent News

  • individuals honored by SKPS Spotlight on Success in April 2018

Spotlight on Success: Business and Community Partners of Month for April 2019

April 24, 2019|Comments Off on Spotlight on Success: Business and Community Partners of Month for April 2019

Our Business Partners of the Month Month for April 2019, and one of ourCommunity Partners, were all nominated by Auburn Elementary. They were honored at the April 9 School Board meeting. Auburn Elementary focuses [...]

  • SKPS Boundary Adjustments Meeting 2018

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Seeks Community Input on School Boundary Adjustments at Dec. 4 Listening Sessions

November 30, 2018|Comments Off on Salem-Keizer Public Schools Seeks Community Input on School Boundary Adjustments at Dec. 4 Listening Sessions

Links to surveys on Task Force Proposal #4 can be found on the boundary adjustments page. Parents, students, school neighbors and community members are invited to attend a Boundary Review Task Force Listening Session [...]

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Salem-Keizer Public Schools Launches “Every Day 24J!” to Address Chronic Absenteeism

September 5, 2018|Comments Off on Salem-Keizer Public Schools Launches “Every Day 24J!” to Address Chronic Absenteeism

Buses were rolling this morning carrying almost half of Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ (SKPS) 42,000 students, but with the back-to-school excitement was another message: “Every Day 24J!” Nearly one in three students in SKPS is [...]

  • African-American/Black Community Gathering Aug. 22, 2018

African-American/Black Community Gathering for Students and Parents | Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer abordan la equidad en colaboración con NAACP, Coalición de Iglesias

August 10, 2018|Comments Off on African-American/Black Community Gathering for Students and Parents | Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer abordan la equidad en colaboración con NAACP, Coalición de Iglesias

On Wednesday, August 22, the Coalition of Churches and Salem-Keizer’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are holding a community gathering. At the gathering, Superintendent Christy Perry of Salem-Keizer Public Schools will [...]

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Resolution Authorizing SKPS as Law Enforcement Agency Withdrawn

August 1, 2018|Comments Off on Resolution Authorizing SKPS as Law Enforcement Agency Withdrawn

Following a meeting with representatives from the community, Superintendent Christy Perry made the recommendation to the Salem-Keizer Board of Education that a resolution authorizing SKPS as a law enforcement agency be withdrawn. “What we [...]

  • SKPS School Board Chair and Vice Chair Election July 2018

Salem-Keizer Board of Directors Elects New Board Leadership

July 3, 2018|Comments Off on Salem-Keizer Board of Directors Elects New Board Leadership

The School Board elects Kathy Goss as the new board chairperson and Sheronne Blasi as the new board vice chairperson The Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Board of Directors held a special meeting on Monday [...]