Superintendent Matayoshi “Exceeds Expectations” in Performance Rating

September 2, 2015, 7:21 AM HST · Updated September 2, 7:22 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

For the second consecutive year, Hawaiʻi Department of Education Schools Superintendent, Kathryn Matayoshi has “exceeded expectations” in an annual performance rating evaluation conducted by the Board of Education.

The BOE agreed that improvement in student achievement is critical and still remains the highest priority for the department.

Matayoshi received the same “exceptional” performance rating last year, the highest rating, based on overall management abilities and attainment of performance objectives and program accomplishments.

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“As the new chairman of the BOE, I look forward to working with the superintendent on ways to help our students advance in the face of an ever-changing world and increasing the level of empowerment of our teachers and administrators,” said BOE Chairman Lance Mizumoto in a department press release.

The following details of the BOE Evaluation were released today:

  • Overall rating: Exceeds Expectations
  • Overall Management Abilities: Exceeds Expectations
  • Performance Objectives and Program Accomplishments: Fully Meets Expectations
    • 1st Objective ‐ Closing the achievement gap: Inadequate Progress Made
    • 2nd Objective ‐ Sustaining community school system: Satisfactory Progress
    • 3rd Objective ‐ Elevate leadership development: Substantial Completion

“We fully understand that student success must climb,” said Matayoshi in response to the findings. “It has taken a lot of focused effort at all levels in our Department to implement systemic change across the system in the last couple of years, from standards and assessments to differentiated teacher and school supports. I appreciate the Board’s acknowledgement of the progress being made. The Board’s rating is not only reassuring but a testament to our employees, students, and families who work hard every day in reaching targets for the success of schools and our public school students,” she said.

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