Superintendent's Welcome Message
When the first day of the 19-20 school year comes around, it will mark my 35th first day of school as a public educator. It is a pleasure to reach this landmark in the Ocean View School District, where I will begin my fifth year as Superintendent. My entire career, I have been committed to serving and improving our public schools, and I’m happy to be able to continue this important work in Ocean View. My core values of engagement, courage, and inspiration continue to guide my work. I am excited to collaborate with our Board of Trustees, teachers, support staff, fellow administrators, union partners, and parents to make OVSD a Destination School District where authentic stakeholder engagement is embraced, innovative programs highlight our schools, and there is a laser-like focus on student achievement. As an introduction, I am a school leader who places high value on relationships, integrity, innovation, and equity. Prior to coming to OVSD, I was a teacher, principal, director, and assistant superintendent of human resources, serving in local school districts in Los Angeles and Orange County. I am proud of the innovative programs we have developed in Ocean View to support the varying learning styles and interests of our students. They include Lake View STEAM School (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics); Westmont Visual and Performing Arts Academy, where students will move into a recently remodeled campus thanks to Measure R; Golden View Environmental Science School, featuring a refurbished 2.5 acre farm; and inclusive preschool programs to serve general and special education youngsters at Pleasant View, Oak View, College View, and Westmont. We also offer FREE preschool for eligible families. These are just a few of the many options we offer our community. Please visit our website www.ovsd.org and follow us on social media OVSD Superintendent@ OVSDsupt. Here’s to a great 2019-2020 school year!
Carol Hansen, Ed.D.