Janel Keating is the new superintendent of the White River School District.
Keating, who has been the district’s deputy superintendent for the past seven years and has worked for the district for 15 years, succeeds former Superintendent Tom Lockyer, who retired.
Keating became superintendent in the Buckley-based district July 1.
Keating has earned praise from both the school board and teachers in the district for building a culture of collaboration among staff members, boosting test scores and high school graduation rates, along with making academic improvements. They cite her hands-on style and accessibility as positives.
The school …