Superintendent Dr. Hansen is Retiring!
Huntington Beach, CA-It is a bittersweet moment for me yesterday evening to be honoring Dr. Carol Hansen as one of Ocean View’s distinguished retirees this year. I am proud to say that I was serving on the Board when we made the very wise decision to hire Dr. Hansen as our Superintendent seven years ago.Dr. Hansen joined us during some challenging times, but she worked quickly with the Board and her Cabinet to strengthen the credibility and stability of the District. She did this by using transparent communication and clear goals, which fortified Ocean View’s reputation in the community as an innovative and academic leader. She also focused on student learning and forward-thinking programs for students, such as STEAM, which is Science, Technology Engineering, Arts, and Math, Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Science, and Dual Language Immersion. Since coming to Ocean View, Dr. Hansen has worked tirelessly to forge effective and productive working relationships between District leaders and the unions in OVSD, resulting in the formation of Partnership with Administration and Labor, or PAL. The PAL philosophy and structure has allowed for collaborative problem-solving, open communication, and a focus on a common vision. Dr. Hansen has been very successful at nurturing solid, healthy working relationships among our employees and the District has benefited greatly. Congratulations Dr. Hansen and enjoy your well deserved retirement. We love you!