The Hawaii State Board of Education yesterday approved the appointment of Robert Davis to complex area superintendent for the Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area. He will transition into the position that is being held by longtime educational leader John Brummel, who is retiring at the end of the year. The Complex area includes 20 elementary, middle and high schools.
"Bob is a tremendous leader, who cares about the well-being of all students. His approach to management has resulted in positive improvements throughout Ka'ala Elementary, which saw a significant drop in chronic absenteeism," said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. "Bob is a vested community member who started his educational career at his alma mater, Leilehua High. He possesses a strong understanding of the needs of administrators, teachers and students in the Complex."
Davis is currently the principal at Ka'ala Elementary. Prior to that he was a Personnel Regional Officer for the Department's Central District Office as well as a vice principal, counselor and teacher at Leilehua High School. Davis has also coached high school athletics including football (12 years) and soccer (5 years).
"It is an honor to be given the opportunity to serve my community on a broader level," said Davis. "My goal as complex area superintendent will be to positively impact the Central District community and instill a desire to learn, grow and improve. I believe that by continuing to strengthen student performance we will enhance the quality of our community."
Davis earned his bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a proud graduate of Leilehua High School.