A press conference was held to allow the final candidates to provide statements about why they want to be Superintendent of the Hawaii State Department of Education.
Their statements were followed by a question and answer session.
In June 2014, she completed two years of board service on the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, an organization focused on student centered practices and policies.
During the selection process, the BOE conducted a thorough background check, which included civil, criminal, financial, and educational verifications.
Chairperson Mizumoto added, “In addition, district officials, former Superintendents, and other individuals in the Gilbert district were contacted. Kishimoto were either inconsequential or simply invalid.”On May 11, 2017, the Board held a meeting to consider the final candidates.
The Board accepted public testimony and the final candidates each provided a brief statement.
I look forward to working hand in hand with Hawaii’s teachers, leaders, staff, parents, community members, and student leaders to execute on this vision of high quality college, career, and community readiness.”“We are excited to have someone with a track record of reducing achievement gaps and a commitment to school empowerment to lead our public school system,” stated BOE member and former HIDOE teacher and administrator Patricia Bergin.“I am confident that Dr.
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