Awardees help keep schools, programs humming


The purpose of the Rewards and Recognition Program is to acknowledge the contribution of the Hawaii DOE's educational officers based on their ratings on their respective performance evaluation systems and other pertinent data and information. Congratulations to these honorees for School Year 2015-16!

Schools and state-level programs require skilled and talented educational officers who ensure smooth operations and delivery of services. The Rewards and Recognition Program (RRP) was established to acknowledge the contribution of these exceptional administrators in their varying capacities across the school system. Congratulations to:

Christine AlexanderVice PrincipalMililani High
Esmeralda Carini District Educational SpecialistKailua/Kalaheo Complex Area
Linell DilwithPrincipalStevenson Middle
Traci FujitaAccounting Operations SpecialistOFS-Accounting Services Branch
Sherry GonsalvesPrincipalKilauea Elementary
April Iwalani HarrisVice PrincipalKea'au Elementary
Albert HetrickVice PrincipalRadford High
Jeff HooverAdministratorOHR-Educator Effectiveness Section (EES)
Kelli KiharaDistrict Educational SpecialistOHR-Educator Effectiveness Section (EES)
Kelcy KogaPrincipalWaiakea High
Laureen LadaoPersonnel SpecialistOHR-Negotiations Section
Marlene LearyVice PrincipalKapa'a Elementary
Rachelle MatsumuraPrincipalHonoka'a High & Intermediate
Brent MizutaniSchool Renewal SpecialistKauai Complex Area
Joseph PassantinoVice PrincipalKaewai Elementary
Beth SchimmelfennigDirectorOOS-Civil Rights Compliance Office
Ryan ShimabukuBudget Specialist Budget Branch
Diane SpencerVice PrincipalKonawaena High
James SundayPrincipalRadford High
Fern YoshidaStandards SpecialistOCISS-School Literacy Innovation & Improvement Section (SLII)

Nominations for the RRP were submitted online via an electronic survey during July and August 2016. Members of the RRP Committee, which was comprised of employer and union representatives, deliberated on the nominees and selected the list of winners based on their ratings on their respective performance evaluation systems and other pertinent data and information.


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