Pandemic


From Within the Pandemic, Hawai‘i Seeks a New State Education Superintendent

The pandemic has been hard on all schools, districts, teachers, students, and families. And it has posed intense challenges for Superintendents. Relations between Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Hawai‘i teachers, and finally the Board of Education made her choice not to pursue a new term a graceful exit.

After years of resistance to implementing technology and systems in learning, the pandemic forced it. Now we need leadership to uplift teachers, transform learning by implementing technology in more measured and creative ways, and create the family engagement and community integration that can surround our students with support.

Honolulu Star Advertiser article announcing Dr. Kishimoto’s decision not to pursue another term (I am quoted)

Memo from the Hawai‘i Board of Education on the selection of the next Superintendent.

Honolulu Civil Beat article on the hiring timeline for permanent and Interim superintendents. (I am quoted)