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APC Leadership Luncheon Lecture Series (#9)


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Leadership through Adversity

During the last five years, the Hawaii Department of Education has stepped up to the challenges by doing hard and complex work. Across the country, the public education system is one of the most targeted issues in the spotlight. Transformation and change are always tough.  During her time as Superintendent, Kathryn Matayoshi has navigated the push and pull of external forces - national and federal currents, state and local politics, ups and downs of economy and budget - and balancing the needs of students, teachers, educational leaders.

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Kathryn Matayoshi (Superintendent, Hawaii State Department of Education)

Kathryn Matayoshi was named Superintendent in 2010. Prior to her appointment, she served as acting and interim Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent.  Matayoshi, an attorney, came to the Department following a successful career in the private, government and nonprofit sectors - including executive director of the Hawaii Business Roundtable; president and chief executive officer, Community Links Hawaii; member of the City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply; and director of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.  She also held positions at Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., the law firm Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, and served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Samuel P. King.  A Hilo High alumna, Matayoshi holds a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a bachelor's degree from Carleton College.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 11:30 - 1:30pm
The Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten Street, Honolulu, HI 96826)

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