Roses for Dr. Joe Shivers. Salem's next schools superintendent is a kids-first educator who is a genuine red-and-black, Quaker Sam, kind of guy. He is a good fit - homegrown and deserving of an opportunity to serve as superintendent. Let's just say he knows his way around a school building. He comes from a good Salem family. He is values entrenched. His career began as a teacher at St. Paul School. He has not only taught but had several tenures as principal and other responsibilities such as director of curriculum and director of testing and personnel. With the breadth of his experience, he is absolutely ready for the job.