Superintendent 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.