Superintendent Jim Schlachter's Biography
Jim Schlachter was appointed superintendent of schools in 2010. Prior to that, he served as assistant superintendent of the Gresham-Barlow School District for two years. In that role, he was responsible for guiding the district’s various learning initiatives and overseeing its five middle schools and three high schools.
Before becoming assistant superintendent, Schlachter served as Director of K-8 Education for the district from 2004 to 2008.
He has also served as principal of two schools in the district—Gordon Russell Middle School and Damascus Middle School.
Before coming to the Gresham-Barlow School District, Schlachter worked as a middle school assistant principal in the Beaverton School District.
Schlachter taught school for fifteen years prior to joining the administrative ranks. He has taught science and math at the middle school level and science at the high school level.