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Pat Hamamoto starts job at St. Louis Schools

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By Jim Mendoza - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawauuNewsNow) - Calling it a "privilege" to be  at St. Louis School, Pat Hamamoto officially began her new job as principal.

"There's a reason for me being here.  Every challenge is an opportunity," she said.

On December 31, Hamamoto retired from her position as state school superintendent.  In February St. Louis offered her the position at the all-boy's private school.

"Through serendipity and persistence we got the state's most dedicated and proven education leader," said school President Walter Kirimitsu.

Hamamoto is he school's first female leader in it's 163-year history.

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