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School District 67 superintendent Wendy Hyer announces retirement

FILE PHOTO- Derek Hurst, District Parents Advisory Council Chair, speaks with School District 67 Superintendent Wendy Hyer at a Wednesday, Oct.14, 2015 meeting held to discuss the student enrolment in the district.The superintendent announced plans to retire at a recent board meeting.

After 10 years at the helm of the Okanagan Skaha School District 67, Superintendent Wendy Hyer has announced plans to retire.

She made the announcement at the Board of Education’s November meeting. Her retirement is effective July 31, 2020.

Hyer as been superintendent since 2009. Prior to her joining School District 67, Hyer served as assistant superintendent for School District 58, Nicola Similkameen, for five years.

She has worked in the public education system since 1984, a press release issued by the school board this morning, Nov. 27, stated.

The board acknowledged Hyer’s 10 years with the district, noting among her accomplishments her work in securing funding to ensure rural schools remained open. 

She was also instrumental in improving graduation rates and establishing the International Program.

Recently elected board chair James Palanio called the task of finding a replacement for Hyer an important responsibility of the board. The trustees will meet Dec. 3 to discuss and establish a hiring process.

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