The search for a new Superintendent for School District 52 has come to a short and successful conclusion with the announcement that a familiar name to education circles in the city will be returning to the North Coast.
The Northern View has outlined some of the details on the hiring of Lynn Hauptman to the recently vacated position once held by Eric Mercer.
Mrs. Hauptman held many positions in her time with the School District between 1981-95 including principal, vice-principal, counselor and teacher. Since those years she has been involved in education in a pair of school districts in the southern interior, currently as the Director of Instruction for the Okanagan Skaha school district.
Her arrival back to the North coast is set to take effect on August 1st, with the School District no doubt hoping that her knowledge of the issues of the north coast and familiarity with the district will lend some stability to the local education scene, which has had it's share of tempestuous times in recent years.
Dave Stigant has been filling in as acting Superintendent since the departure of Mr. Mercer, he will continue on in that capacity and will most likely play a welcome role in the transition to Mrs. Hauptman's stewardship of the district.