Jim Orth

Jim Orth

CTE Director, Salem-Keizer Public Schools


Jim Orth has been innovating and leading instruction in the classroom, school, and district levels for 29 years in Oregon. Having worked in large and small school districts, he keenly understands the advantages and challenges of implementing a wide range of initiatives across a continuum of educational organizations.

Currently, Orth is the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Director for Salem-Keizer Public Schools. He oversees 52 CTE programs at 6 comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school, and the Career Technical Education Center (CTEC). He works closely with the middle schools to align instruction, equipment, and elective courses to high school CTE programs.