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News Release
GBSD Acting Superintendent James Hiu
GBSD Acting Superintendent James Hiu
Gresham-Barlow School Board names Hiu Acting Superintendent of Schools (Photo) - 07/02/21

At the July 1, 2021 school board meeting, the Gresham-Barlow School Board appointed Deputy Superintendent James Hiu as acting superintendent while the board works through a process to select the district’s next superintendent. Superintendent A. Katrise Perera formally resigned from her position on March 23 after accepting a superintendency in Texas. 

Hiu has served as the district’s Deputy Superintendent-Human Resources since 2017. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Superintendent of Secondary Education & Operations. He has also served as the district’s Secondary Education Director. He was principal of Sam Barlow High School from 2004-2010. 

Before joining the administrative ranks, Hiu taught health and physical education and served as a high school athletic/activities Director. 

Hiu earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and his Master of Education Degree from Linfield College. His administrator’s license is from Portland State University. 

School Board Policy CBB outlines the process for recruiting and appointing a superintendent. Policy CBA outlines the qualifications and duties of the superintendent.