Dr. Shay James became Superintendent of the North Clackamas School District (NCSD) on July 1, 2021. Dr. James joined NCSD in 2016 and previously served as its Assistant Superintendent of Education and Executive Director of High School Programs. Prior to her work at NCSD, she held several roles with Portland Public Schools, where she worked as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Vice Principal, Principal, and Senior Director of High Schools and College and Career Readiness.
In addition to over 23 years of educational experience, Dr. James has a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Masters in Education (M.ED) from Portland State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from Lewis and Clark College. Additionally, she taught as an adjunct professor at Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington for two years.