The Hart School District has announced the appointment of Vicki Engbrecht as superintendent-elect, following approval by the Governing Board at the regularly scheduled board meeting Wednesday. Engrecht is the current deputy superintendent for the District.
In a planned transition, Engbrecht has been named superintendent-elect, effective Nov. 1, and will assume the position of superintendent upon the retirement of Rob Challinor on Feb. 1.
Engbrecht has been with the Hart District for the past 38 years as a teacher, high school principal, director of curriculum and has served in her current position of deputy superintendent and assistant superintendent of educational services for the past seven years. In addition to helping to set the direction of the District during her tenure here, Engbrecht has gained valuable experience working with the Board, superintendent, and site administrators on the day to day operational issues, gaining unique insight to the challenges of running a large school district.
Superintendent Challinor, who announced in August his retirement effective February 1, 2015, has provided outstanding leadership to the Hart District for nearly five years.
“The Hart Board is pleased to have selected Vicki Engbrecht as our next superintendent for the Hart District. The District and community are more than familiar with Vicki’s tenure and contributions over her career with Hart District successes,” Steve Sturgeon, governing board president, said. “We look forward to working with Vicki in her new role as we set forth new goals for the coming months and years. The focus on Common Core implementation, state budget monitoring, facilities, collaboration with College of the Canyons and staff / district communication will continue to be addressed to meet our objective and keep the Hart District on top in the state for secondary education. Vicki’s move into the superintendent position will make this a seamless transition and provide for immediate and continued success.”