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Educating Whole Children, Cultivating Community Health

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Please scroll down to read the full job description for each position.

Kona Pacific is a public charter school located on the beautiful west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our school, which opened in 2008, has an enrollment of 215 students in Pre-K, kindergarten, and grades 1-8. Our public Waldorf curriculum currently includes Art, Movement, and Gardening. The three strands of our vision encompass Waldorf-inspired pedagogy, Hawaiian culture, and agriculture. We seek colleagues who will join us in this worthwhile endeavor.

The west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the southernmost of the eight Hawaiian islands, and containing the southernmost point of the 50 U.S. states, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty of both land and ocean, mountains and valleys, clouds, forests, and beaches. Living here is slow-paced and friendly, reflecting the spirit of Aloha that is at the heart of the island experience. The Big Island is well-named, as its land size is larger than that of the other seven Hawaiian islands combined. The climate is tropical and warm, in the 70s and 80s most days, year-round. The west coast of the Big Island is the dry side of the island, meaning that we have a wet season and a dry one. Our beautiful campus, with grassy slopes and bamboo groves, woods and playing fields, and splendid vistas of the Pacific Ocean, sits on the slope of Mauna Loa. We are a rural school serving a historically agricultural area.

First Grade Teacher

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is in search of dedicated professional with a passion for early childhood education in the first grade. As a lead teacher you will design engaging, purposeful, and developmentally appropriate curriculum in partnership with our instructional leadership team.  


The purpose of Kona Pacific Public Charter School is to provide the families of West Hawai'i with the option of a non-traditional, pedagogically strong public school education for their children. Kona Pacific Public Charter School strives to educate the whole child. We prioritize a high level of academic excellence, social-emotional well-being, and enthusiasm for learning through an academic standards-based curriculum infused with Waldorf-inspired practices, Hawaiian culture and ʻĀina based education through our sustainable agriculture program. We believe children learn best when their education embraces all facets of their development: intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.


The role of a lead teacher is to:

     ~Demonstrate the competencies and behaviors needed to improve student preparedness and mastery and to support the core values, vision,, and mission of Kona Pacific Public Charter School. 



  • Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for course(s) taught.

  • Creates lesson plans, aligned with Hawaii State and DOE standards, which drives instruction through formative assessment and differentiation. 

  • Maintains a safe, organized, classroom which supports students' independent learning, collaboration, and choice. 

  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques. 

  • Provides a variety of assessments and uses assessments for planning and instruction. 

  • Provides consistent, immediate feedback to student learning and asks analytical questions that elicit students' responses that incorporate prior knowledge, life experience, and interests that are directly related to the content objective. 

  • Monitors and maintains a positive classroom environment that supports the school-wide behavior expectations, incorporates mutual respect, and provides cooperative learning opportunities. 

  • Maintain strong classroom management and hold students accountable for upholding school rules, student-developed norms, and classroom expectations. 

  • Maintain education and behavior plans for students with learning differences in collaboration with instructional leadership team. 

  • Understand and apply effective strategies for intervention and differentiation in the classroom, including serving English language learners and students with individualized education plans (IEP's).

  • Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance the students' learning experiences. 

  • Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner. 

  • Appropriately communicates and interacts with other professional staff in academic planning and school committee work. 

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and extra-curricular/school related activities and committees. 

  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and works with administration to formulate and complete professional development plans. 

  • Maintains a professional appearance, and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.

  • Engages parents and guardians in the education of their children.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by administration. 


Please email the school at, or call (808) 460-4283 if you are interested.


Substitute Teachers - Always accepting applications for substitute positions

Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua seeks substitute teachers for grades Prekindergarten through 8. 

We are looking for flexible individuals who enjoy learning new things, are willing to rise to meet challenges, and love working with children. 

Minimum Qualifications: Teaching license or state certification to substitute teach, and attendance at a Kona Pacific Public Charter School Substitute Orientation.

Please email the school at, or call at 808-322-4900 if you are interested.

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.

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