After 34 years in education and 28 of those in Middletown, Superintendent Korby Olson is retiring from the district.
The Middletown Unified School District has hired new Superintendent Catherine Stone. She will assume the position beginning July 1.
Stone is a fifth-generation Californian who has spent most of her adult life in schools in rural areas of California. She raised her two daughters in Sonoma County, where her young grandsons are now growing up.
She taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a K-8 school, and science to high school students before becoming a school administrator.
Stone comes from the Jacoby Creek Elementary School District in Humboldt County, where she was the Superintendent/Principal. Before that, she was the Superintendent of Mendocino Unified and the Superintendent/Principal of Fieldbrook Elementary.
In her spare time, Catherine likes to garden and sew, and is looking forward to being involved in the Middletown community.