Katherine Oviatt is the new assistant superintendent with the Vernon School District. (Contributed)

Katherine Oviatt is the new assistant superintendent with the Vernon School District. (Contributed)

Vernon School District adds assistant superintendent

Katherine Oviatt brings wealth of experience to position ‘long on board’s radar’

A position long wanted by the Vernon School District has been filled.

Katherine Oviatt has been hired as district assistant superintendent, responsible for the general supervision of the learning agenda, implementation of approved programs and evaluating programs and staff.

“This position has been on the board’s radar for several years now,” said board chair Gen Actor. “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.”

Oviatt, a mother of five and grandmother to 12, has had a rich learning journey having taught in multiple classroom scenarios from early learning to high school.

She has been a vice-principal and principal and has also taught pre-service teachers as a session instructor for the University of Lethbridge.

For the past seven years, Oviatt has served as the Superintendent of Learning for Horizon School Division #205 in Humboldt, Sask. – supporting 43 schools and 6,300 students across a geographically large school district.

Her work in Early Learning, Classroom Instruction (literacy and numeracy), and Indigenous education has not only benefited the students and families in Horizon School Division but has earned provincial recognition for the Horizon School Division Board of Education.

“I am both humbled and grateful to join the Vernon School District Leadership Team, and am looking forward to learning and growing together in this new and exciting adventure,” said Oviatt.

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