HIDOE recruiting for School Principal at Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind

The Department is seeking a highly qualified School Principal Administrator.

Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind


Hawaii Department of Education – ASL-English Bilingual School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Education | Special Education | Leadership | Education Administration | School Operations | Management | American Sign Language | Education Operations | Bi-lingual - Bi-Cultural | Communication | Hawaiian Culture | Public School Education | Public School Administration |

Hawai‘i School for the Deaf and the Blind (HSDB), with the Hawaii Department of Education, is seeking a highly qualified School Principal Administrator. HSDB is a pre-K to 12th grade school that serves Deaf and Hard of Hearing students throughout Hawaii (despite the school’s name, it now serves almost exclusively the hearing-impaired). It is a bilingual-bicultural school where students learn and communicate in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English, while being taught Hawaiian culture and the value of showing ALOHA spirit. 

** Must be fluent in American Sign Language and English **


The School Principal provides the overall leadership and management of the total educational program; develops and promotes a student-focused school culture and creates an effective learning environment for students, while overseeing the total school operation.


  • Promotes a positive school culture focused on what is most beneficial to students.

  • Creates an effective learning environment for students.

  • Addresses the developmental needs of students.

  • Addresses the differences in student cognition and achievement.

  • Mobilizes the participation or employment of appropriate individuals to establish a positive learning environment for students.

  • Improves the quality of the learning environment by strengthening the knowledge and skills of the school staff.

  • Develops a shared strategic vision for the improvement of teaching and learning.

  • Oversees the total school operation, including administrative, fiscal, and personnel functions, and responsibility for facilities.


  • Possesses current, valid K-12 school-level administrator license, or able to obtain one immediately upon hire.

  • Holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or Educational Leadership from an accredited university

  • Has a minimum of five (5) years K-12 school-level experience, to include four (4) years satisfactory performance as a licensed, K-12 school-level principal or higher, in a public, private and/or charter school system 

  • Bi-lingual in English and American Sign Language required

  • Special Education experience highly preferred

  • Public and/or private School Administration experience (including public charter)


  • Subsidized housing, on-campus

  • Robust retirement benefit program

  • Robust health benefits

  • Flexible spending account

  • Observance of extensive holidays

  • Access to Professional Development & Educational Research Institute (PDERI) professional development and training 

Please forward resumes to:
Bishop & Company

Phone: 808-839-2200
Fax: 808-839-4844
Website: http://www.bishopco.net/

Open until filled  

***Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran


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