School being rechristened in honour of former ed. director
The rechristening of the special education facility is set for 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Hanson, a popular educator and dedicated volunteer, passed away on Feb. 3 following a battle with cancer. She is remembered as a dedicated educator and champion for children.
Hanson was principal at Gatchell School from 1987 to 1993, her first role as an administrator. She was appointed education director in 2004, and retired in 2010.
Jean Hanson Public School provides programming for students who have developmental disabilities. Students benefit from a full curriculum which includes academics, communication and social skills, life skills, physical education and the arts.