In June of 2017, Dr. Taran Chun was selected as po‘o kula (head of school) for Kamehameha Schools Kapālama. Prior to returning to his alma mater, the 1995 KS Kapālama graduate served as principal of Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah.
Over the course of his educational career, Chun was also lead consultant for Mana Academy Charter School in West Valley, Utah, and also served as principal at Granite Park Junior High School. Additionally, he served as a trustee for Utah Valley University and as an adjunt professor of the University of Utah and Argosy University.
The Wahiawā native attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and earned a BS in physical education pedagogy, K-12 and a M.Ed. in educational leadership prior to receiving an Ed.D. in educational leadership and policy at the University of Utah. He and his wife Nizhoni have five children.