The Superintendent of the State of Hawaii’s Department of Education (“Department") serves as
the chief executive officer of the statewide public school system, with responsibility for both the
State Education Agency (“SEA”) and Local Education Agency (“LEA”) roles for 256 schools (15
complex areas) on six islands, over 175,000 students, approximately 22,300 permanent
employees, and approximately 13,500 casual hires and substitute employees, and an annual
operating budget in excess of $1.9 billion. Reporting to the State Board of Education (“Board”),
the Superintendent is accountable for achieving the Department’s goals as set out in the
Department and Board’s joint strategic plan.