Leila Hayashida has been named complex area superintendent (CAS) for Central Maui. She will oversee 20 elementary, middle and high schools in the Baldwin, Kekaulike and Maui complexes.
“Leila brings a wealth of knowledge about education and the needs specific to Central Maui schools, teachers and students,” said Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. “We are pleased to have her continue to serve Hawaii’s keiki in this role and anticipate continued growth from this complex.”
Prior to her appointment, Hayashida was the assistant superintendent for the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support (OCISS), and served previously as acting superintendent for Central Maui. She was also the principal at Waihee Elementary and vice principal at Maui High, Kauai High and Waihee Elementary. From 1992 to 2000, she taught technology at public schools on Oahu and Kauai.
“I’m thrilled to be back on Maui and look forward to working with the Central Maui schools again,” said Hayashida. “This is a wonderful community and I hope to enhance and support the good work that’s already being done by the principals, teachers, faculty and students.”
Hayashida earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and master’s degree in administration, curriculum and instruction from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.