Ka Waihona Palapala Kahiko O Nā Kula ʻO Kamehameha ma Kapālama      



2005-2006 Highlights

2005 January 26   City Council Bill 53 repeals Bill 38, the ordinance that enabled the city to condemn leasehold condominium lands and sell those lands to resident lessees. IMUA, March 2005 p 4.

CARL KALANI BEYER, Ph.D.,  KSB 1964 and NARA SPRINGER Conaty KSK 1995 contribute articles to Hawaiian Journal of History, Vol. 38

[Beyer]...wrote,‘Manual and Industrial Education for Hawaiians During the 19th Century,’ a survey of manual and industrial education in Europe and America and its significant role in educating Native Hawaiians in the 1800s...

[Conaty]...focuses on how prevalent and popular Japanese theater events were in Hawai’i in the late 1800s and the turn of the century.

IMUA, March 2005 p 8

RANDIE FONG, KSK 1978 is selected to be Director of Hawaiian Cultural Developmen for Kamehameha Schools.  The Hoʻokshus department will initiate and foster nohona Hawaiʻi throughout the Kamehameha system.

MUA, March 2005 p 10


2004 November 4  Kamehameha Schools defended the right to grant admissions preference to Hawaiian applicants before the 09th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. As of 2005, no decision is reported. A full summary is in the March 2005 issue of IMUA.

Kawailoa is one of six ahupua’a in the district of Waialua on Oʻahu. Victoria Kamāmalu inherited Kawailoa from Kīnaʻu and Kaʻahumanu.  Upon her death, it passed to her brother, Lot Kamehameha,  then to Ruth Keʻelikolani, then to Bernic
e Pauahi for her perpetual estate in 1887. Villages were established between A.D. 1200-1400. Anahulu Valley is the earliest habitation site. The ahupuaʻa is rich in cultural sites.    

     Total Kamehameha Schools land in the ahupua’a runs from 13,000 acres of conservation land in the upper mountain elevation down to include Hale’iwa town...from near Weed Junction to Pua’ena Point. Beginning in 1999,  KAPU DESILVA Smith, KSK 1975, is the land manager of diversified agriculture. 

    In 2000, the Land Assets Division was created with NEIL HANNAHS, KSK 1969, as Director.   98% or 348,000 acres of Kamehameha Schoolʻs land holdings in Hawaiʻi are agricultural or conservation land.   See IMUA, March 2005.

ANN BOTTICELLI, becomes VP for Community
Relations and Communications.
  1. VP of Communications, Child and Family Services

  2. VP for Communications, Communications Pacific PR firm

  3. Journalist, for 22 years with the Honolulu Advertiser and in broadcasting at KHON and KITV

  4. Replaces RAY SOON IMUA, July 2005

The ʻIke Hawaiʻi Arts Consortium of Kamehameha Schools recently commissioned Big Island artist Kathleen Kam to create a four-panel mural on the outside of the Kamāmalu Building at the Kapālama Campus elementary school...features native Hawaiian plants and animals...See http://kapalama.ksbe.edu/elementary/2005/mural/

Maui Campus hosts first Hoʻolauleʻa.coordinated by LOKELANI WILLIAMS Patrick, KSK 1972, Parent/Community Coordinator.

JULIAN AKO, KSB 1961, is named Kapālama
Campus high school principal.
  1. Interim Head of Educational Support Services

  2. Dean of Student activities

  3. Senior Education administrator

  4. Assistant to the Director of Extension Education

  5. High School Social Studies department head

  6. Masterʻ of philosoph in modern East European history, U. of Kansas

  7. Masterʻs in Slavic and Soviet area studies, U. of Kansas

  8. B.A. in economics, Macalester College

ANTHONY “TONY” RAMOS, KSB 1958, retires after 43 years with Kamehameha Schools.  He was the first graduate to be named a principal of Kapālama high school and spent a record-setting 28 year term

    The 1958 student body president and battalion commander from the Big Island... began his Kamehameha Schools career in 1962 as a dormitory advisor.  He became a social studies teacher, dormitory and grade-level counselor, coordinator for both the Explorations and Ka Naʻi Pono summer programs, counseling department chairman and assistant principal before taking the reins as principal in 1977...

   In 2001, Ramos was named Hawaiʻiʻs High School Principal of the Year by the state chapter of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. 

IMUA, July 2005

Hawai’i and Maui campus high schools are career academies.  Career academies differ from traditional academic and vocational
education because they prepare high school students for both college and careers...”Students are able to work on their core requirements--which are college preparatory--but then in an elective format they can focus on a career interest...we provide real-life application and opportunities...”

    Students are exposed to job shadowing, career mentoring and internships...during their junior and senior years, with a senior legacy project--similar to a master’s thesis--culminating the student’s academy experience. 

    Hawai’i Campus Career Academies

  1. Arts and Communications

  2. Business and Leadership

  3. Engineering and Design

  4. Health and Wellness

  5. Science and Natural Resources

    Maui Campus Career Academies

  1. Art and Communication

  2. Business and Leadership

  3. Information Technology

  4. Science and Natural Resources

IMUA, July 2005


The October 2005 issue of IMUA is in a new full-color tabloid format.  Headlines: 

  1. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down 117-year old policy. A petition for rehearing asks for an “en banc” review before a panel of 11-15 judges.

  2. Support from ‘ohana Nationwide Overwhelming by Dee Jay Beatty Mailer KSK 1970, CEO

  3. Kamehameha Schools begins $84 million Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center revitalization project

  4. Thompson reappointed Kamehameha Schools trustee

  5. Community Learning Center at Nānakuli relocated to former Nānāikapono site

CHRIS J. PATING is Vice-President of Strategic Planning
and Implementation.
  1. Pating Company, a consulting firm specializing in large public and private education enterprises

  2. Senior executive and Education Lead, BearingPoint (formerly Arthur Andersen)

  3. Global Education Industry Team, Arthur Andersen

  4. Head, National K12 Education Consulting Practice, Arthur Andersen

SYLVIA HUSSEY is head of Educational Support
  1. Kamehameha Schools Assistant Controller

  2. CPA, 20 years in operations, strategic planning, information technology and business and project management

  3. CPA, Candon Consulting Group, KPMG Consulting, Honolulu Board of Realtors

  4. Pacific Century Fellow

  5. Bachelorʻs in accounting, Brigham Young University


WALTER THOEMMES, KSK 1984, is Directgor of Facilities Development and Support Division replacing YUKI TAKEMOTO.

  1. Kamehameha Schools Facilities Design and Management Department Manager

  2. Licensed Architect

  3. Bachelor of Architecture, University of Hawaiʻi


JOY KONO is the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarship /services

  1. Kamehameha Schools purchasing manager

  2. VP of purchasing and marketing, Brewer Environmental Industries

  3. MBA, Santa Clara University

  4. B.S. University of Hawaiʻi

new elementary (K-5) principal at Kamehameha Schools --Hawaiʻi.
  1. KSHC high school  career academy coordinator

  2. Vice Principal, Waiākea Elementary School, Waiākea High School and Mountain View Elementary School

  3. Educational agency boards and committees

  4. Masters in curriculum and instruction, UH-Mānoa

  5. Masterʻs in Educational Administration

  6. Bachelorʻs in Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi


JOHN COLSON is the new Hawaiʻi Campus middle school (6-8) principal.

  1. 25 years at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy (HPA) in Kamuela, Hawaiʻi

  2. Headmaster, HPA for 12 years.

  3. Principal, Dean of Students, Counselor, Coach, Teacher, HPA


March 2006 IMUA magazine  tells about Hoʻomohala Kaiāulu (helping communities to bloom).  An intergenerational Prenatal to Age Eight keiki focused program, collaborates with parenting providers in the community.



In October 2005, two significant cultural sites in ʻUpolu, Kohala, Hawaiʻi were purchased for $5.2 million. These sites contain the Moʻokini Heiau and Kamehameha Nuiʻs birthplace. Placed based educational programs are planned.

.THERESA LOCK is Dean of Early Childhood Education
replacing retiring SUZANNE RAMOS.
  1. National Head Start Fellow, Washington D.C.

  2. Resource Coordinator, Maui County Early Childhood

  3. Masterʻs in human development, Pacific Oaks College

  4. Bachelorʻs in human development, U of Hawaiʻi

LYNN MAUNAKEA is the VP and Executive Director of
the Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation.
  1. Institute for Human Services (IHS), Oʻahu, Executive Director

  2. Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism

  3. Director, Hawaiʻi County research and development

  4. Executive Director, Hilo Association for Retarded Citizens

  5. Masterʻs in Social Work, U. of Hawaiʻi

  6. 1977, moved to Hawaiʻi from New York


December 2005. Land under the 196 unit Kahala Beach apartments  will continue to be owned by Kamehameha Schools in a Hawaiʻi Supreme Court ruling. The lease rent provides $3.2 million a year for the educational mission, outreach programs and community collaborations of Kamehameha Schools. IMUA, March 2006


  1. The Life Sciences Research complex in Kakaʻako will be developed by KUD (Kojima Urban Development) International LLC and Phase 3 Properties, Inc.

  2. The ahupuaʻa of Punaluʻu is being cultivated as an ʻĀina Ulu educational site.

  3. Prenatal to Age Eight Keiki and families are receiving educational programs.

  4. Kamehamehaʻs community education implementation strategy will extend Pauahiʻs legacy to more Hawaiian learners than ever before.

  5. Nā Lau Lama provides books, lesson plans and teacher training for Hawaiʻiiʻs DOE to improve Hawaiian student education. .

February 2006. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a rehearing en banc to Kamehameha Schools as to whether its admissions policy giving preference to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry is a violation of federal civil rights law. The August 2005 ruling by a three judge panel is set aside. The rehearing takes place on June 20, 2006 IMUA, May, September 2006

DIANE PLOTTS receives a second five-year term as Trustee.

CONSTANCE LAU resigns as Trustee.  On May 2, she  becomes President and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries and retains her position as President and CEO of American Savings Bank. IMUA, May 2006

J. DOUGLAS KEAUHOU ING petitions for a final five year term as Trustee

May 2006. The  historic first commencement at Maui and Hawaiʻi campuses graduates 281.

$2.3 million renovation of Windward Mall begins.

Dr. ROD CHAMBERLAIN is appointed V.P. for Campus
Strategies. He will lead the alignment, coordination and implementation of the campus-based strategic initiatives related to Kamehameha’s Education Strategic Plan.  Those initiatives include identifying, designing and implementing innovative instructional models; building or expanding community support from the campuses; and evaluating and designing campus programs and services that support the growing enrollment of orphan and indigent students and their families.  IMUA, March 2006.
Sixty Kamehameha Schools alumni classes are gathering
donations to help support 13 charter schools statewide.

GERRY VINTA JOHANSEN, KSG 1960 and Alumni Relations Director says,” It’s important for anyone who has received Pauahi’s gift to have the mindset of trying to make a difference, especially in the lives of our Hawaiian young people, because that’s what she did for us.”


Kamehameha Schools alumni, 11 of 62,  are the largest group of native Hawaiians in the Class of 2012 of the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

BILLY FIELDS of Fields Masonry and crew restore the large kahua, reconstruct four lower terraces, build a burial mound for iwi and an exterior wall to encircle the area. 

Fieldsʻ work was completed in August 2006 at this site referred to as Keanakamanō, which means “the cave of the shark.”nTraditions speak of a cave in the valley that connected to an underground system toward Puʻuloa where sharks rested.

...said Dr. KĒHAU CACHOLA ABAD, ʻ82, who played a major role on the task force.”We need spaces that allow us to interact with our environment. That would make a big difference in our ability to understand our kūpuna--to think, behave and feel as they did.”

IMUA, March 2007


Polynesians                     Preparatory and Girls        1925-1939          1960ʻs             1990ʻs            2005-06         2011-12

Kingdom of Hawaiʻi         A U.S. territory                    1940ʻs                1970ʻs              2000-02         2007-08        2013-14

Founding and Boys          1910-1924                          1950ʻs                1980ʻs              2003-04        2009-10         2015-16