Director of Student Equity, Access, and Advancement, Salem-Keizer Public Schools

It is my belief that we must come together and do everything we possibly can to supply food to everyone in need.  This work is meaningful to me because once the need for food is identified, we get to develop a plan and a system to assure that food supplies are available and accessible. – Cynthia

Cynthia Richardson joined the Marion Polk Food Share board of Directors in 2022.

She has worked as an educator in Texas, Nebraska and Oregon for over 40 years. Since joining Salem-Keizer Public Schools in 1997, she has served as principal McKay and North Salem high schools and Stephens Middle School. She is currently the district’s Director of Student Equity, Access, and Advancement.

Cynthia holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, and has completed course work towards a doctorate degree at the University of Oregon. She has two adult children and two grandchildren. Cynthia enjoys singing with the Praise and Worship Team at People’s Church, going to the beach and watching Hallmark movies.