HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two years after he was named vice principal of Maryknoll High School, former pop star Glenn Medeiros has been appointed president of Saint Louis School.
The Saint Louis School Board of Trustees Chairman T. Michael Hogan Jr. made the announcement on Wednesday, and also appointed Sione Thompson as school principal. Medieros and Thompson will begin their new positions starting July 1, 2015.
Many remember Medeiros as a pop star from the 1980s and 1990s. Medeiros' song "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You," reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent four weeks at No. 1 on the UK singles chart in July 1988.
In 1990, Medeiros recorded "She Ain't Worth It" with Bobby Brown. It hit No. 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 21, 1990.
Medeiros received his BA in history and humanities from the University of Hawaii West Oahu, his master of education from the University of Phoenix in Hawaii and his doctor of education from the University of Southern California. Medeiros is known worldwide as a former pop star musician, but his most recent accomplishments are in academia, which he says he is most proud of.
"I am humbled for the opportunity to work with the excellent staff and faculty of Saint Louis School as we strive to educate students in the Marianist philosophy, while developing them to be outstanding young men in the community," Medeiros said. "Walter Kirimitsu and the school's Board of Trustees have established a solid foundation for moving the school forward."
Sione Thompson began his tenure at Saint Louis School as a social sciences teacher and has steadily moved up the ranks to dean of students, vice principal, director of advancement and to his current position as assistant head of school. He earned his BS in sociology and master of education from the University of Hawaii and is completing his MBA at Chaminade University.
Head of School Walter Kirimitsu, a Saint Louis alumnus, looks forward to a bright future for Saint Louis being led by two proven, dedicated educators.
"Although I am retiring this June, I am pleased that the school is positioned to take on the challenges in years to come," Kirimitsu remarked. "The school is fortunate to have a strong leadership team with Glenn Medeiros and Sione Thompson. Their combined business acumen and academic experience will make us proud."
A formal announcement and introductions will be made to Saint Louis students at an assembly on Thursday, April 23 at 2 p.m. in McCabe Gym.