Ogden School District Names New Interim Superintendent
The Ogden School District Board of Education has appointed a new interim district superintendent to replace Brad Smith.
Brad Smith is leaving the Ogden School District to become the new state superintendent of public instruction. To replace him, at least temporarily, the Ogden School District Board of Education has selected Assistant Superintendent Sandy Coroles. She’s worked in the Ogden school district for 25 years. She also worked closely with Smith in helping implement new programs aimed at improving education outcomes in the district.
Shane Story is the President of the Ogden School District Board of Education. He says the continuity Coroles will bring to the position is a main reason why the board chose her.
“The majority of the people that we talked to in seeking feedback, she was by far and away someone who could continue to carry the torch and do what needed to be done and causes little disruption as possible, and she’s very well respected,” he says.
Coroles says while she’s only the interim superintendent for now, she wouldn’t mind making the job permanent.
“I’ve worked for this district for 25 years and the last three years I believe that we are right on the brink, I truly believe, of really making a significant difference in the lives of our kids,” she says.
Story says the board won’t even begin looking for a permanent replacement until at least January 1st and likely not until after the end of the current school year. He says removing the interim label from Coroles’ title is also always an option.