| Deputy Superintendent
Hawaii State Department of Education
Ronn Nozoe has been appointed to serve as deputy superintendent of the Hawaii State Department of Education. His appointment was effective December 9, 2010.
Since January 2010, he served as Interim Deputy Superintendent. He joined Hawaii’s public school system in 1995 as a language arts and social studies teacher at King Intermediate School. In 2000, he moved from the classroom to school administration, serving as vice principal of Mokapu Elementary. In 2002, he was named principal of Keolu Elementary.
Nozoe was appointed complex area superintendent for the Farrington and Kaiser complex area in 2005. In 2008, the complex area was expanded to include the Kalani complex.
As the complex area superintendent for the Farrington, Kaiser and Kalani complexes, he was responsible for 27 schools: three high schools, four middle schools, 18 elementary schools, Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind and the Farrington Community School for Adults.
Under Nozoe’s leadership, 20 complex schools made adequate yearly progress (AYP) and/or significant gains in reading and math on the Hawaii State Assessment. He has supported the implementation of innovative and outstanding programs at his complex schools, including:
During the 2008-09 school year, Nozoe was charged with appointing a task force to make a recommendation to the superintendent of education regarding the consolidation of Wailupe Valley and Aina Haina elementary schools. The task force’s recommendation resulted in the state Board of Education’s decision to close Wailupe Valley Elementary and merge the school with nearby Aina Haina Elementary, effective July 1, 2009.
Nozoe has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s of education, both from the University of
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