COE Advisory Council

The COE Advisory Council is composed of leaders in early childhood education, K-12, and higher education communities, as well as education partners from business and government. The Council usually meets twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The College of Education Advisory Council’s role is as follows: To advise the Dean of the College on all aspects of the College mission and to help ensure that the College is responsive to the needs of the State of Hawai‘i through teaching, service and research. The Council advocates for the College and communicates the goals and activities of the College to various communities. The Council responds to reports and presentations prepared by the College including, but not limited to, annual reports, long range plans, and accreditation reports.

Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
Terrence George, President and CEO

Hawai‘i Afterschool Alliance Steering Committee
Diane Tabangay, Chair

Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools
Philip Bossert, Executive Director

Hawai‘i Board of Education
Catherine Payne, Chairperson

Hawai‘i Business Roundtable
Gary Kai, Executive Director

Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network
Deborah Zysman, Executive Director

Hawai‘i State Department of Education
Cynthia Covell, Assistant Superintendent
Christina Kishimoto, Superintendent
Phyllis Unebasami, Deputy Superintendent

Hawai‘i Government Employees Association
Derek Minakami, Unit 6 Director (Principals)
Mark Yap, Unit 8 Director (Staff)

Hawai‘i P–20 Partnerships for Education
Stephen Schatz, Executive Director

Hawai‘i State Parent Teacher Student Association
Patti Rabacal, Vice President of Leadership

Hawai‘i State Teachers Association
Wilbert Holck, Executive Director
Corey Rosenlee, President

Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board
Lynn Hammonds, Executive Director

Kamehameha Schools, Strategy & Innovation Group
Shawn Malia Kana‘iaupuni, Executive Consultant & Global Alliances

Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Lisa Watkins-Victorino, Research Director & Interim Chief Operating Officer

Pacific Resources for Education & Learning
Paul Hadik, President and CEO

The Learning Coalition
Gale Mejia, Program Officer

University of Hawai‘i (UH) Community Colleges
(to be confirmed)

UH Professional Assembly
(to be confirmed)

UH State Office for Career and Technical Education
Bernadette Howard, State Director

UH Mānoa (UHM) College of Education (COE)
Cecily Ornelles, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Nathan Murata, Dean / Chair of Advisory Council

UHM COE Alumni Association
Helen Hasegawa, President

UHM COE Congress and Senate
Paulette Yamada, Chair

UHM COE Doctoral Student Association
Mark McCormick, Chair

UHM COE Master Student Association
Yuko Ida, President

UHM COE Retirees Group
Virgie Chattergy, Convener

UHM COE Student Association
Shelby Schwartz, President

UHM College of Social Sciences
Denise Eby Konan, Dean

UHM College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Nicholas Comerford, Dean