Saint Louis school Principal Pat Hamamoto to retire

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Saint Louis School announced Wednesday that Principal Pat Hamamoto will retire at the end of this calendar year.

According to Hamamoto, "The Principal of a School must begin looking forward and planning for the upcoming school year, which necessitates the transfer of power so that in January the Principal has full control. "

President Walter Kirimitsu said, "We are sorry to see Pat leave and thank her for dedicated service to Saint Louis School and our students.  We wish her our best.  Rest assured that we have a transition plan in place and expect minimal disruption."

Hamamoto  has been with Saint Louis School for the past four years.  "My goal was to train and mentor the next generation of educators who would then take the reins of the only all male school in the State," said Hamamoto.

Vice Principal for Academics Martha Haia Evans will assume the duties and responsibilities of Principal at the beginning of the second semester.

Long time faculty member and alumnus Richard Gonsalves said, "We are really going to miss Pat and all that she has done to move Saint Louis forward.  We know we are in good hands with Martha.  She is committed to keep us on course, CrusaderStrong, as we work to fulfill the educational vision and mission of the School."

Hamamoto says she plans to spend more time with family and friends and do things she has put off for many years.   "I have set the course and now I pass the torch to Martha Evans and the team as they continue forward.  I'm proud of our accomplishment and look forward to a bright future for Saint Louis School."

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