It is my honor to welcome you to the Ocean View School District, with offices located in the beautiful surf city of Huntington Beach. Our 17 schools, ranging from preschool to grade 8, are located in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, and Midway City. We serve more than 8,500 students and approximately 1,000 employees. We recently launched our new website and hope you find the information you need!
For those of you just joining us, I would like to share a little bit about myself. My career has focused on public education for more than 31 years and my enthusiasm for educating students continues to grow, particularly since coming to OVSD in 2015 as the new superintendent. Prior to that I had served in a variety of roles in public education, including as a teacher and principal, but most recently I had served in the ABC Unified School District as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.
With the 2016-2017 school year under way in Ocean View, I am continuing my unwavering commitment to student achievement, innovative programs, open and transparent communication and engagement with all stakeholders, and consistency in District leadership. During the fall, we will share with our parents and community the facts regarding our Facilities Master Plan, spotlighting the need to address our aging buildings and the potential for future improvements. There is much work to be done, but let us also celebrate this fall. We are thrilled to reopen Lake View Elementary School as a STEAM school, provide a new middle school afterschool program at Mesa View, and put into action our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Again, we welcome your family and look forward to getting to know you. Stay connected OVSD!
Carol Hansen, Ed.D.