O’Dee Hansen selected as North Sanpete School District superintendent
North Sanpete School District Board of Education officially announced the retirement of Nan Ault, current superintendent, in a meeting held Jan. 17 at the district office. Superintendent Ault will remain in her current position until June 30.
North Sanpete Board of Education appointed O’Dee Hansen to be the next superintendent of the North Sanpete School District. This action will be approved in the February board meeting.
“I moved to North Sanpete over 27 years ago and chose this community as the ideal place to raise my children. As it turned out, it was also the perfect place to develop as an educator and leader. It has been an honor to work with the talented educators, staff members and leaders in this district. I am grateful to this community for their support of children and their education,” stated Nan Ault.
Hansen is a long-time resident of the North Sanpete area. He grew up exploring the fields of Chester and later Moroni. He attended Moroni Elementary, North Sanpete Middle School, and graduated from North Sanpete High School (NSHS) in 1996. After high school, he went on to serve as a missionary in Spain where he learned to love the Spanish language and culture. He has a calico of experience with post-secondary schools. He earned his A.S. degree from Snow College, his B.S. degree (Major: Psychology, Minor: Spanish) from Weber State University, his M.S. degree in School Counseling from Utah State University, and finally his Administrative Endorsement from Southern Utah University. O’Dee Hansen started his educational career with North Sanpete High School as a school counselor. Later he would become the Assistant Principal of NSHS, Principal of NSMS, and Assistant Superintendent.
Hansen has four wonderful children and one grandson. He loves every second he is able to spend time with them. His father retired from North Sanpete School District and his mother will be retiring at the end of this year. He loves this valley and the people that live here.
When asked what he values the most in life he said, “Relationships! Connection is what allows us to reach new heights and overcome the most difficult of obstacles. We all have amazing talents but we also have weaknesses. When we come together we are stronger.”
He looks back to the great foundation that has been placed by many of those that have come before, to the present by those that continue to serve to this day, and forward to the wonderful possibilities as we work together to continue to make this the best place to live, educate, work and connect.
Hansen will take office July 1.