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Jay-R K. Kaawa


Title:

 

Po`o Kumu, Academies

Department:

 

Kula Ki‘eki‘e

Location:

 

Maui Campus

Phone:

 

(808) 573-7246

Email:

 

jakaawa@ksbe.edu


About me

Born and raised on the island of Molokai, I understand how important education is in improving outcomes for Native Hawaiians and I’ve dedicated my career in this effort.

With a bachelor’s of science degree in Physical Education and a minor in Biology, I continued my educational preparation by earning a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and a certificate in Education Administration from the University of Hawaii Mānoa.

I began teaching indigenous youth from the Piute, Ute, and Navajo Native American Tribes before returning home to teach haumāna at my alma mater Molokai High and Intermediate School in 1999.

I made my journey to Kamehameha Schools Maui High School in 2005 as Vice Principal and have served as Po`o Kumu of the Academies since 2010.  It has been an absolute honor to serve Ke Alii Pauahi, our haumāna, `ohana, and Lāhui here on Maui.

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