The Board of Education for the Coast Mountains School District announce the appointment of Katherine McIntosh as Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer effective at some point in the spring of 2014.
McIntosh is an experienced senior leader in public education, and currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools in School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North).
She has worked at all levels of education in rural, remote, urban and Aboriginal school settings across five vastly different school districts and two provinces.
Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of British Columbia.
In a news release the local school district describes her as an effective team builder and communicator who puts the learning needs of children first through innovative and collaborative leadership practices
Board of Education Chair Art Erasmus said that “Having a leader with the leading edge assessment and instructional knowledge that Katherine brings to our district ensures a strong future for Coast Mountains learners and schools. She is an outstanding educator who already deeply understands the diverse and unique educational needs of our urban and rural learners, schools and communities.”