ECE: Leadership Summit, July 2011 Focus on Organizational Introductions- KS Ka Pua TeamKamehameha Schools OverviewAbout:Kamehameha Schools is a private charitable trust holding the legacy land and assets of theKamehameha monarchy in endowment to educate Hawaiian children (see www.ksbe.edu).Established by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, great-granddaughter of Kamehameha I, thiseducational institution combats the enduring effects of decades of poor educational outcomesfor Hawaiians in U.S. public schools with its 125 year old mission to improve the educationalwellbeing of Native Hawaiians. It is responsible for educating nearly 26,000 Native Hawaiianchildren since opening its doors in 1887. Today, Kamehameha Schools has three K-12 campuses;one each on Hawai’i Island, Maui, and O’ahu that serve more than 5,600 students. Additionally,there are 30 preschools throughout the state that serve 1500 young keiki and a range ofcommunity outreach and scholarship programs that serve some 40,000 students and families,including financial aid to several thousand college students each year.Mission:The mission of Kamehameha Schools’ is to fulfill Pauahi’s desire to create educationalopportunities in perpetuity to improve the capability and well-being of people of Hawaiianancestry.Core Values:We are grounded in the Christian and Hawaiian values embraced by Ke Ali’i Pauahi including:Aloha, ‘Imi na’auao, Mālama, ‘Ike pono, Kuleana, Ho’omau, and Ha’aha’a.Vision:Kamehameha Schools is a dynamic and nurturing learning community committed toeducational excellence. We assist people of Hawaiian ancestry to achieve their highestpotential as “good and industrious men and women.” We do so by contributing to theirdevelopment as people who are:• grounded in spiritual and Christian values;• intellectually, emotionally, and socially self-reliant;• resourceful, resilient, life-long learners;• equipped with the skills they need to succeed in endeavors of their choosing;• responsible, ethical, contributing members of their multi-cultural and diversecommunities, and• prepared to practice and perpetuate the Hawaiian values and traditions ofKe Ali‘i Pauahi.www.ksbe.edu/spi/PDFS/Publications/EntireDocument.pdfKamehameha Schools’ Strategic Plan 2000-2015www.ksbe.eduKamehameha Schools’ websiteKa Pua InitiativeOverview
One of 13 strategic initiatives at Kamehameha Schools, the Ka Pua initiative is a commitment tostrengthen educational & community outcomes on the Leeward Coast. The vision for Ka Puawill be achieved through three key strategies designed to strengthen the web of educationalopportunities, services, and infrastructure from Kapolei to Keawa’ula. Each strategy bringsfocused partnerships, collaborations, and new educational innovations that aim to connectlearning from infancy through adulthood, to deepen and flex the bridges linking social service,health, and educational providers, and to design new spaces for collaborative, communitylearning opportunities.The three strategies: 1. Model P-20 Complex Pipeline: Quality learning opportunities from infancy through early adulthood 2. Education Innovation Zone: Quality services to children and families through a collaborative network of educational and social services and health providers 3. Kamehameha Learning Community: A supportive infrastructure for educational program deliverywww.ksbe.edu/kapuaKa Pua Project Overviewhttp://hawaiidoereform.org/enews/2011-03/Maggie_Desmond_0311Article about New Tech at Nānākuli High & Intermediate School (part of the Model P-20Complex)Introduction of team members:Dr. Shawn Kana’iaupuni directs the Public Education Support Division at KamehamehaSchools. Shawn was born and raised in Pūpūkea, O’ahu and currently resides with her family inKailua. She received her BA in Public Affairs & Psychology from the University of Denver, herMA and PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago and MBA from UH Mānoa. Her priorresearch publications have focused on Native Hawaiian well being, place and identity, culture-based education, and outcomes for Hawaiian children in public schools. She is a member of theRace and Ethnic Advisory Committee of the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Hawaiian EducationCouncil, and former editor of Hūlili.www.ksbe.edu/SPI/reports.php#researchView past Hūlili publicationsMaile Keli’ipio-Acoba grew up on the Wai’anae Coast of O’ahu and is a graduate ofKamehameha Schools. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian Studies and herMaster’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Mailerecently returned home from Washington State, where she lived for 14 years, working as theCommunity Services Director at the local community action agency and as the Director ofHuman Services with Skagit County government. She is currently employed withKamehameha Schools as a Project Manager for the Ka Pua Initiative.Keahi Makaimoku was born and raised in Hilo on the Island of Hawai’i and is a graduate ofKamehameha Schools. She attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA where shereceived her BA in English. After working in Marketing, PR and Development with theChildren’s Museum of Tacoma for four years, she returned to Hawai’i and has been with
Kamehameha Schools for a little over a year. Currently, she is a Project Analyst working for theKa Pua Initiative.Ku’ulani Keohokalole serves as a Project Analyst for the Ka Pua core team under the PublicEducation Support Division. Prior to working for Kamehameha Schools, Ku’ulani served invarious capacities in student and community engagement in Hawai’i and on the East Coast. Sheholds a Master of Arts degree from New York University in Educational Leadership, Politicsand Advocacy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies with a certificate in Women’sStudies from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Ku’ulani resides in Kane’ohe with herhusband Jarrett and infant son, Lenox.Kehaulani Pu’u……bio coming soon!