DOE superintendent receives high marks in annual evaluation

Published: Sep. 7, 2016 at 9:45 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the third consecutive year, Kathryn Matayoshi is exceeding expectations in her role as Hawaii Department of Education superintendent, according to the Board of Education's annual job performance evaluation.

"The superintendent and her team sets high expectations for the department, and has continued to collaborate with the board, schools and community on advancing these goals," BOE Chairman Lance Mizumoto said in a statement released Tuesday.

In the announcement, the BOE said Matayoshi continues to implement a strategic plan set forth by board members and the DOE, which includes closing the "achievement gap" to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn at the same level.

The review also said that through Matayoshi's leadership, Hawaii's public school students are better prepared for college and careers. She received high marks for strong communication and management abilities.

Matayoshi oversees 256 schools statewide, with approximately 187,000 students and 21,000 teachers and other DOE workers. Her annual salary is $200,000.

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