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Second superintendent search yields two finalists for SKSB

E. Prince and C. Perry
E. Prince and C. Perry

For the Keizertimes

Two finalists for superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District have been chosen and will meet the public Monday and Tuesday.

Both are mid-Willamette Valley superintendents. Christy Perry is superintendent of the Dallas School District, and Erin Prince holds that position with the Corvallis School District.

Perry will meet with staff at 5 p.m. at Claggett Creek Middle School and with the public at 6 p.m. there Monday. Prince will meet with the same schedule at Claggett Creek on Tuesday.

Perry has been superintendent in Dallas since July 2005. She also has been principal at two elementary schools in Dallas and director of human resources in the district. Her teaching experience includes a fifth-grade position at Keizer Elementary School from August 1991 to June 1992.

She has a bachelor of science in education degree from Western Oregon University (then Western Oregon State College) and a master of science in education degree from WOU. She holds a continuing administrator license from Portland State University.

Prince has been superintendent in Corvallis since 2011. Previous positions include those of assistant superintendent in the Sherwood School District, director of human resources in Sherwood and principal in the Lake Oswego and Greater Albany districts. She has been an adjunct professor for the University of Oregon and Lewis & Clark College since 2007. She taught in the Tigard-Tualatin, Hillsboro and Oregon City districts.

She received a bachelor of science degree from Oregon State University, a master of arts in teaching degree from Lewis & Clark and a doctor of philosophy degree from Oregon State.

The two finalists were chosen from six candidates in the second round of applicants for the Salem-Keizer position.