Ocosta officially has a new Superintendent

The Ocosta School PTO posted an update saying that Heather Sweet was officially sworn in on Tuesday as the new Superintendent for the district.

The Ocosta School Board announced in February that they chose Sweet to be the new Superintendent, hiring from within their current staff.

Sweet had been working within the district for eleven years, formerly as the Ocosta Elementary Principal. As of the school board announcement, Sweet had been serving as the Teaching & Learning/Special Services Director.

Sweet completed her Superintendent endorsement from Washington State University in 2017.

The board tells KXRO that former Superintendent Kurt Hilyard retired from the district after serving thirty-three years as a superintendent and thirty-eight years overall in education.

Hillyard is said to have plans to relocate to Port Orchard to be closer to family.