Superintendent's Welcome Message
It is hard to believe the 2018-2019 school year is here! As this is now my fourth year as your Superintendent, I am committed to staying the course we have set for ourselves and continuing to provide stability, credibility and rigorous, innovative instruction in our 16 schools, preschool through grade 8. This year, we will maintain our laser-like focus on academic success for all students. I am also focused on relationships and how they positively impact learning and teaching. I believe “Relationships Matter” as our more than 1,000 employees work together to prepare all students – academically, emotionally and socially – for their futures.
For those of you who do not know me yet, I have worked in public education for 33 years. I have a rich background as a teacher, principal and a human resources administrator in local districts. Making connections and developing trusting relationships with students, employees and families has always been a cornerstone of my leadership success. Before coming to OVSD, I was actively involved in one of the first nationally recognized labor-management partnerships. I am proud to say that since my first year in OVSD, our administrative team and certificated and classified union leadership have developed strong working relationships, negotiated positive labor contracts, and formed a Partnership of Administration and Labor, or PAL, in support of collaboration for future years.
I encourage all families to stay connected through Aeries Communications, our websites, official social media, and OVSD app! Again, we welcome you to the Ocean View School District.
Carol Hansen, Ed.D.