The Hawaii State Department of Education has a new deputy superintendent of strategy and another for operations. This comes after the Board of Education approved the two appointments Thursday during a BOE meeting.
DOE Superintendent Keith Hayashi said the two new leaders will help strengthen the department’s ability to get priorities done and mitigate negative impacts of the pandemic.
According to the DOE, Tammi Oyadomari-Chun has been named deputy superintendent of strategy and Curt Otaguro has been named deputy superintendent of operations.
Others support the additional roles, citing the need for strong leadership in the central office.
“I think that investments going to pay big dividends, but this isn’t a blank check,” said David Miyashiro, Executive Director of HawaiiKidsCan. “I think at the end of the day, we need to see real results and real improvement in our system or else maybe we don’t need more of these positions.”
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