Jay Barton / Athletic Director / Faculty

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Jay Barton has degrees in both Business and Education and has been a part of the Santiam Christian family since 2005. Prior to joining us, Jay taught in North Salem as well as doing some substitute teaching.

While in college, Jay found a sweetheart of a girl and they have been married for over 30 years. Together they have raised three children, all of whom have graduated from Santiam Christian. As a family they love to travel, attend sporting events and enjoy spending time in the outdoors.

Jay has actual business experience that extends beyond his classroom. This provides an additional layer of teaching he can pass on to his students.

The sports offered at Santiam Christian are what excite Jay the most. It’s not surprising that, outside of a work day, you can usually find Jay enjoying a good athletic event. In addition, Jay also enjoys old science fiction movies and reading.

Jay has valued his time and grown here at Santiam Christian. When asked what has kept him here, he replied, “Why would anyone teach somewhere else?”.