About Carol Hansen, Ed.D.
The Ocean View School District Board of Trustees named Dr. Carol Hansen as Superintendent on July 7, 2015, concluding an extensive search process prior to the 2015-2016 school year. “All five Trustees find that Dr. Hansen is the perfect match for our District Superintendent,” said then Board President Gina Clayton-Tarvin. “This is an important opportunity for our District and the students it serves.”
Dr. Hansen, who has served as a public educator for more than 30 years, is enthusiastic about her role, which is to oversee the preschool through grade 8 district of more than 8,700 students. “It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve as Ocean View’s Superintendent,” said Dr. Hansen. “I look forward to engaging with students, parents, staff, and community members in this important work. I sought out this particular position because the needs of the District closely align with the kind of work that I wish to do as a school leader.”
She came to Ocean View from her position as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in the ABC Unified School District in Cerritos. In this capacity, she provided oversight of all personnel functions and served as the chief negotiator for ABCUSD, which had three active employee unions. Dr. Hansen also served for three years as the President of the Association of California School Administrators’ (ACSA) State Human Resource Council. In 2011, she was named as ACSA’s State Administrator of the Year for Human Resources.
Her professional experiences are deeply rooted in Southern California, as she served as: a middle school teacher in Rowland Heights; a teacher, coach and activities director in Long Beach Unified School District; and an assistant principal and principal in Westminster School District. In 2004, she transitioned to Director of Classified Personnel and then Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services for WSD.
The common threads running throughout Dr. Hansen’s career, in addition to her commitment to education, are effective leadership and collaboration. In each of her professional roles, she has worked diligently to engage many different audiences, to link stakeholders in the community and within her organizations, and to create lasting and constructive programs within her field.
Personally, Dr. Hansen is married and lives in Long Beach. She is a native Californian, having grown up, attended school and worked in Southern California throughout her life. She keeps busy in her free time by spending time outdoors and swimming.
“The new school year is going to be very exciting for Ocean View School District,” said Dr. Hansen. “We are continuing our forward momentum. Ocean View's students and strong academic curriculum are at the top of our priorities.”