Kathryn Matayoshi

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Kathryn Matayoshi
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Hawaii Superintendent of Education
Incumbent
In office
September 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
July 2017
Years in position 4
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$200,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedSeptember 13, 2010
Appointed byHawaii Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolHilo High School
Bachelor'sCarleton College
J.D.University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Kathryn Matayoshi is the current Hawaii Superintendent of Education. She was appointed to the position by the Hawaii State Board of Education, effective September 13, 2012. Prior to her official appointment, she served as acting and interim superintendent from January 8, 2010.[1] The board reappointed Matayoshi in June 2014 upon the expiration of her first-term contract expired. Her new contract will end in July 2017.[2]

Biography

Matayoshi graduated from Hilo High School, after which she earned a B.A. from Carleton College and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She clerked in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii for the late Samuel King before beginning work for the law firm Goodsil Anderson Quinn & Stifel. She also worked at Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. before beginning her career in public service.[1]

Matayoshi worked as the Director of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs from 1995-2002, Chief of Staff for the City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply from 2002-2005, a strategic planning consultant from 2005-2007, President and CEO of Community Links Hawaii from 2006-2007 and the Executive Director of Hawaii Business Roundtable most recently from 2007-2009.[1]

Education

  • Hilo High School
  • B.A., Carleton College
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law

Political career

Hawaii Superintendent of Education (2010-present)

Matayoshi has served as Hawaii Superintendent of Education since September 13, 2010. Prior to her appointment, she served as acting and interim superintendent from January 8, 2010 - September 12, 2010.[1]

Chief of Staff, City and County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply (2002-2005)

Director, State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (1995-2002)

Appointments

2010

Matayoshi was unanimously appointed as Hawaii Superintendent of Education by the Hawaii State Board of Education, effective September 13, 2010.[3] The State Board of Education decided to reappoint Matayoshi when her initial contract expired in June 2014. She will serve an additional three year term as superintendent, ending July 2017.[2]

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