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Stacy Clayton, Director of Extension Educational Services

EES director Clayton carries on KS community outreach efforts

Aug. 24, 2012

Contributed by Communication Group Staff

Stacy Clayton was recently named director of Extension Educational Services which encompasses a network of KS community education programs serving nearly 40,000 Hawaiian learners and their families. She follows in the footsteps of Tony LeBron, who retired from the position this July after more than thirty years with KS.

“Tony was not just my supervisor, but also a mentor and friend,” said Clayton. “He provided great leadership during his tenure as our po‘o (director) and I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to serve as the new EES director.” 

Clayton has been a part of the KS ‘ohana for six years, serving as director of Career & Post-High Counseling & Guidance and Trust Coordinator of the Charles Reed Bishop Trust. In her new position, Clayton will oversee three main programs: Explorations, Kamehameha Scholars, and Career & Post-High Counseling & Guidance.

“EES will be doing a great deal of work in mapping out the programs and services within the division to ensure that we provide cohesive and developmentally appropriate culture-based and college and career readiness instruction to our haumāna (students),” Clayton said.

“There will be an increased focus on how EES can work more closely with our three KS campuses in supporting their community outreach efforts, ‘ohana engagement within our programs and serving the unique needs of our Hawaiian families on the continent.” 

With no set walls or geographic boundaries, EES students participate in robust regional programs that begin at grade 5 and culminate in post-high. The EES Division strives to provide proactive support and guidance for all ‘ōpio Hawai‘i (young Hawaiians) in hopes that they will become healthy and industrious men and women and active contributors to their ‘ohana and the community.

“I am surrounded by kumu (teachers), counselors, administrators and administrative staff members who passionately carry out the mission of Kamehameha Schools and the kuleana of the EES Division,” said Clayton. “Their energy and dedication inspires me daily. I have seen firsthand the impact and life changing nature of our culture based and counseling programs on our haumana and ‘ohana.”

Marissa Pamatigan is a 2010 Kamehameha Schools Kapālama graduate serving as a summer intern with the Community Relations and Communications Group.  Pamatigan is working toward a degree in communications at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. She hopes to someday land a job in public relations.

Photo by Shaun Chillingworth.

Three generations of Extension Education directors – Juvena Chang, Tony LeBron, and Stacy Clayton – gather for the culmination of Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Explorations, a summer boarding program they all oversaw at some point in their careers.


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