Barbara Krieg appointed to Department of Education post


Krieg brings to the DOE a wealth of managerial and legal expertise gained in the public and private sectors, along with a track record of modernizing the delivery of personnel services.

​​HONOLULU – Barbara Krieg, who has helped improve human resources services within the State of Hawaii, has been confirmed by the Hawaii State Board of Education as the Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE) Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Human Resources.

Supt. MatayoshiKrieg has been the State’s Director of the Department of Human Resources Development since 2011, during which time she established an Equal Employment Opportunity program for state employees, restored an employee training and development program, and reorganized the department’s structure to align the delivery of personnel services within the state.

“Barbara’s experience within the State combined with her background in employment and labor law are tremendous assets to us within the Department of Education,” said Schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. The DOE employs nearly 25,000 people, the largest of any single state agency.

Before joining the state, Krieg served as an employment and labor attorney with Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, where she advised clients on compliance with state and federal regulations governing employers such as leave statues, disabilities accommodations, termination and harassment investigations, wrongful discharge and a variety of other employment issues. She holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of California, Los Angeles.

“I am aware of the dynamic work in progress within the Department of Education and am honored to be a part of the team leading its transformation,” added Krieg.

Click here for Barbara Krieg’s photo. More about the DOE’s Leadership Team can be found here.

 About the Hawaii State Department of Education

The Hawaii State Department of Education is the ninth-largest U.S. school district and the only statewide educational system in the country.  It is comprised of 255 schools and 34 charter schools, and serves more than 185,000 students.  King Kamehameha III established Hawaii’s public school system in 1840. The DOE is in the midst of a range of historic efforts to transform its public education system to ensure graduates succeed in college or careers. To learn more, visit

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