Ocean View School District Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen announced today that she will retire in July 2022, concluding seven years of leadership that brought stability to the pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school district.
Dr. Hansen is credited with developing innovative programs that address the diverse needs and interests of Ocean View’s nearly 7,000 students, including a science, technology, engineering, arts, and math academy; and others in visual and performing arts, environmental science, and a recently implemented program in dual language immersion.
“I have known Dr. Hansen for 16 years and have had the pleasure of working with her as both a fellow educator and a Board member. She has always been committed to collaborative problem-solving with employees and maintaining a laser-like focus on what is best for students,” said Board President Gina Clayton-Tarvin.
Although she is most recognized for the stability she brought to the district, Dr. Hansen is also credited with cultivating excellent working conditions for employee groups through a formal “Partnership with Administration and Labor,” known as the PAL Partnership. These accomplishments contributed to the passage of a $169 million general obligation bond, and a master facilities plan to modernize and improve the district’s school sites.
Clayton-Tarvin has appointed a sub-committee of herself and board vice president Patricia Singer to lead the Board in a selection process for Dr. Hansen’s successor. Dr. Joseph M. Farley, a superintendent search consultant and former Orange County superintendent, will assist trustees in the selection process.
The Ocean View School District serves the communities of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, and Midway City.