This month we talk to Eric Richards, Student Services Coordinator within Salem-Keizer School District, Salem, Oregon. Eric has worked in education for years at both the district and state level within the department of education in Oregon. He is a close partner of The Hello Foundation due to his tremendous commitment to do the very best possible for students with special needs.
School District Statistics
- Total Enrollment: 40, 879
- Population Served: Ages 5–21
- Interesting Tidbit: Salem-Keizer School District is the second largest school district in the state of Oregon.
This podcast is part of our Admins Connect series, which highlights the experiences and opinions of a strategic cohort of educational administrators. Learning an outside perspective is valuable and The Hello Foundation is committed to building connections between administrators to promote our core value of Putting Kids First. Each 15 minute conversation captures an administrator’s answers to 5 questions. Things look different when you’re at the top, and by asking each guest the same 5 questions we’ll be weaving a rich, textured, and interesting narrative about decisions from the strategic desk.