Christy Perry is a native of Oregon who is a first-generation college student earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education at Western Oregon State College and her administrative license from Portland State University.
Superintendent Perry is engaged in the community and serves on several local, state educational and civic boards to help develop and grow community partnerships.
Superintendent Perry has provided Salem-Keizer Public Schools great gains with a new state-of-the-art Career Technical Education Center and has increased the number of state-approved CTE programs. The district now has an equity-focused strategic plan to ensure equitable outcomes for students, and graduation rates have increased each year during Perry’s tenure as superintendent.
About the superintendent of the year:
As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.
About the Award:
The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
The 2021 superintendent of the year will be awarded at the National Conference on Education on February 18th, 2021
The national winner of the award is chosen from the four finalists who are selected from state level winners.