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Announcing our New Pedagogical Director for SY 2019–20!

We are pleased to announce that Greg Learned has accepted the position of Pedagogical Director of Kona Pacific Public Charter School for 2019–20.

Greg will be providing leadership and support to all aspects of the school community, with specific focus on the teaching staff and academic program.

A lifelong learner and multi-skilled educator, Greg received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of San Diego, and went on to earn his Waldorf Teaching Certificate in 1999. With more than sixteen years of Waldorf teaching experience, he also brings a deep and diverse range of skills in the arts, from fine art and sculpture to woodwork and construction.

Greg has a distinguished record as a Waldorf educator in South Kona, and was one of the founding teachers of Kona Pacific Public Charter School. His years of dedication to Waldorf education in Kona have included building, and teaching out of, temporary classrooms as we developed our current campus, service on the governing board and countless committees, and, of course, envisioning and manifesting one of our signature events, the annual Halloween Journey, which he led for more than a decade and which has brought in well over $100,000 in fundraising income over the years to support Kona Pacific’s educational programs.

His strengths as a Waldorf educator include a commitment to academic rigor and the ability to inspire students and teachers to reach their highest potential. In his past tenure at Kona Pacific, he demonstrated an exceptional ability to successful weave together the fundamentals of Waldorf education with Hawaiian cultural knowledge.

“I am thrilled to return to Kona Pacific and begin a new phase of life in leadership,” says Greg. “I believe in this school and ‘ohana, and look forward to getting past challenging times and moving into a beautiful future for the students, families and dedicated servants of the community. Our school is a treasure to be nurtured and preserved for generations to come. Let’s joyfully bring our school into its best possible self and become a model of perseverance and growth.”

Please join us in welcoming Greg back to Kona Pacific and into his new leadership role!

 

Governing Board Updates

Mahalo to the community members, staff and parents who applied for membership in Kona Pacific’s reconstituted governing board. The Hawaii Public Charter School Commission, at their 5-23-19 meeting, appointed seven new governing board members. Please visit the “Board” page for more information.

Welcome to our new board members! The first meeting of the new GB will be announced as soon as the date has been set by the members.


Apply to be a member of Kona Pacific Public Charter School’s new Governing Board!

The Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission has posted a link to their application form for new governing board members:
https://tinyurl.com/yypq6qvu

Serving on a public charter school governing board is a volunteer, unpaid, position of public trust and fiduciary responsibility to the State of Hawaiʻi.  As a governing board member of a public school, you are responsible for ensuring the quality of the school’s plans, competent stewardship of public funds, and the school’s fulfillment of its public obligations and all terms of its Charter Contract.   The Commission requires that each applicant for governing board membership respond fully to this questionnaire. The applications are due by noon on Tuesday, May 14.

We encourage all interested community members, parents and staff to apply for governing board membership. With a new Pedagogical Director in place for next school year, and the hiring process for a new operations leader well underway, you can also be part of the “clean slate” leadership and governance team for our school and help guide Kona Pacific into its bright, healthy future.

 

School Hours

Kindergarten:
8:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

First through Eighth Grade:
8:00 am – 2:45 pm (M,T,TH,F)
8:00 am – 1:30 pm (W)

The pu blows at 7:55, at which time the children line up for morning protocol. Morning supervision in the recess area begins at 7:30 a.m.

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Email: UIPA@kppcs.org
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 115
Kealakekua, HI 96750