Suzanne Hoffman named new superintendent of schools

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(Vancouver, BC – November 20, 2017) The Vancouver School Board has chosen Suzanne Hoffman as its new superintendent of schools effective January 8, 2018.

Hoffman has been an educator for more than three decades, starting as a teacher in Mission and Langley before becoming a vice principal then principal in Langley School District. Hoffman moved into district administration roles with Langley in 2005, first as district principal, then as assistant superintendent, before being appointed acting superintendent. In 2012 Hoffman was named superintendent of schools for Langley School District. In 2016 she was seconded to the Ministry of Education as superintendent, Learning Transformation, bringing district wisdom and perspective to inform the work at the ministry level.

“Given my experience in the Langley School District and within the Ministry of Education, and as a parent, teacher, and administrator, I feel I bring a balanced, inspired and informed sense of perspective, and I am excited to work with everyone in Vancouver to make a difference for students,” says Hoffman.

“The Vancouver School Board is very fortunate that our new trustees, staff and all our stakeholder groups will be working with Suzanne Hoffman, an excellent educator and administrator, to build on our district's successes and continue to improve student outcomes here in Vancouver,” says VSB chairperson Janet Fraser.

“I am confident that Suzanne’s positive, optimistic approach and her ability to build and maintain relationships make her an ideal choice to lead the district and build a positive culture going forward,” says John Lewis, interim superintendent of VSB.

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