Catholic Social Services LeadershipBoard of Directors - Biographies

Dr. Paulette Hanna, Director

About Dr. Paulette Hanna

Paulette’s experience exemplifies her dedication to the promotion of learning, leadership, service, and achievement.


She has had roles in all levels of Alberta’s education system as a teacher, school principal, deputy superintendent, and Chief Superintendent (CEO) of Schools for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.  Within the post-secondary environment, Paulette has been a sessional instructor with the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, and the University of Alberta. While at the U of C, Paulette also served as the Academic Coordinator for Master of Education (MEd) Interdisciplinary Program in Instructional Leadership. Currently, Paulette has been the Vice President Academic at Red Deer College since 2015.


Paulette has had previous appointments to the Red Deer College’s Board of Governors, as the Director of Leadership Learning with the College of Alberta School Superintendents, and as an Education Partner with the Education Research and Development Corporation. She has earned a Doctor of Education in Leadership from the University of Calgary, in addition to a Master of Arts degree from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary.


Paulette was awarded the City of Red Deer Women of Excellence Distinction in 2009 and the Canadian Association of School Superintendent Provincial EXL Award in 2010. She was also recognized with Red Deer College’s G.H. Dawe Memorial Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to RDC and the central Alberta community in 2011.