The new superintendent and CEO for the Coast Mountain School District started this week.
Katherine McIntosh took over on May 5. The school district announced her hiring earlier this year. She is coming from Port Hardy where she was the assistant superintendent of schools for Vancouver Island North.
According to a press release from CMSD, 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.
Board of Education Chair Art Erasmus said she has a wonderful ability to work with people.
“You can’t ask for more than that, given that we are in negotiations– teachers versus the government. School districts are affected by that even though they aren’t part of the negotiations so her people skills will be beneficial. The other thing she will bring is a wealth of experience about how learning takes place and what is current and modern in student learning.”
McIntosh is replacing Nancy Wells, who has retired for a second time. Wells came to CMSD out of retirement and has provided leadership for the past three and a half years.