Kamehameha Schools Names New Regional DirectorJune 23, 2016, 11:12 AM HST · Updated June 23, 11:14 AM 0 Comments
Kamehameha Schools has named Venus Rosete-Medeiros as its regional director for Maui County.
The newly created position is part of the Community Engagement & Resources Group, which works to connect Kamehameha’s educational services, its lands, and the resources of each community to support Hawai‘i’s educational system and improve the wellbeing of people and place, region by region.
Rosete-Medeiros will be responsible for leading and facilitating KS regional planning, strategy and action-oriented implementation throughout Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi.
She will also be in charge of building relationships with the community, using internal and external resources to develop and sustain effective education and support services for the county.
“I am honored and humbled to be given this opportunity to serve my Maui Nui in this new kuleana,” Rosete-Medeiros said. “As a product of our Princess Pauahi’s legacy to be good and industrious, I am prepared to get my hands and feet back into the community to listen first; then get equipped to build bridges and foster relationships that will create greater capacity and opportunities for our Lāhui.”
Rosete-Medeiros began her career at KS serving as teacher/counselor in the Community Education Division’s Mālama O Ke Ola program before becoming a youth program developer and disseminator specialist with the Native Hawaiian Safe and Drug-Free Schools program.
She has worked as an advocate for early childhood education and has developed several programs and curricula on Maui.
Rosete-Medeiros also has experience with Maui’s nonprofit sector, working to tackle diverse issues, such as domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, homelessness and incarceration.
She founded the Neighborhood Place of Wailuku, serving as its first executive director, and has facilitated hundreds of youth and community groups over the past 20 years.
Rosete-Medeiros is a graduate of KS Kapālama and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from California State University-Sacramento and a master’s degree in public administration from James Madison University. She also earned a ministerial arts degree from Capital Bible College.
Born and raised in Kahului, Maui, Rosete-Medeiros currently resides in Pukalani.
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