Hanna steps down as superintendent of Red Deer Catholic Schools

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools superintendent Paulette Hanna is stepping down.

Paulette Hanna

Paulette Hanna

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools superintendent Paulette Hanna is stepping down.

Hanna is accepting the position of director of leadership learning with the College of Alberta School Superintendents. She has been with the Red Deer Catholic school system since 2001 and has been superintendent since 2007. Her resignation is effective Aug. 28.

In a news release announcing her departure on Wednesday, Hanna says it has been a great honour serving the school district.

“I’m taking this action so I may move forward in my career path, one that looks towards retirement. I will always be proud of my association with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.”

Board chairwoman Adriana LaGrange praised Hanna’s abilities.

“Dr. Hanna’s leadership skills, knowledge and wisdom will be missed,” LaGrange says. “She is highly respected by everyone at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools for her authentic and caring servant-leadership.”

Hanna has served two terms on the Red Deer College board of governors and has been honoured with many awards, including the Premier’s Award of Excellence and the Red Deer and District Community Foundation’s Women of Excellence Award.

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools serves 6,700 students in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail and Olds.