New superintendent hired

On Jan. 1, Kevin Kaardal replaces Hugh Gloster in the Central Okanagan School District

  • Dec. 20, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Kevin Kaardal is the new superintendent of the Central Okanagan School District.

The new superintendent of the Central Okanagan School District says he is ready to continue what he says is the excellent work being done in one of the highest-performing districts in the province.

On Jan. 1, Kevin Kaardal replaces Hugh Gloster, who has been superintendent for the past six years in the district, which includes Lake Country.

Kaardal has been working alongside Gloster for a few months already and has visited nearly every school in the district.

“There is superb practice in this district to build on and it’s my intention to build on that strength,” said Kaardal, who arrived in the Central Okanagan after a stint in the Burnaby School District ended by mutual agreement earlier this year.

“It’s been an absolute gift to have this time to do this transition that our team has planned. I have been able to be in classrooms and see exceptional practice.”

Moyra Baxter, district chairperson,  believes the board found the right person to continue the work that has been done in the school district.

“We’re excited to be moving forward and building on those things that have been put in place and looking at the district through some new eyes which gives us the opportunity to say, ‘Are we doing this right,’ especially with the redesigned curriculum we will be trying to implement over the next little while,” she said.

 

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