The Vernon School District has a new assistant superintendent.
Katherine Oviatt says she is "humbled and grateful" to join the SD22 leadership team and is "looking forward to learning and growing together in this new and exciting adventure."
For the past seven years, Oviatt has served as superintendent of learning for Horizon School Division in Humboldt, Sask. – supporting 43 schools and 6,300 students, across a geographically large district.
She is a mother of five, grandmother to 12 and has had a rich career, from early learning to high school. She has been a vice-principal and principal and has also taught pre-service teachers as a sessional instructor for the University of Lethbridge.
Her work in early learning, classroom instruction, and Indigenous education has earned provincial recognition.
An assistant superintendent is responsible for general supervision of the learning agenda, implementation of approved programs, and for evaluation of staff and programs.
"This position has been on the board's radar for several years now. Strong and sufficient leadership is essential if we are to implement our new strategic plan successfully. With a growing school district, the timing is right," SD22 board chair Gen Acton said in a press release.