Succeeding Mr. Murata as OHR assistant superintendent will be Corey Moriyama, a Senior Human Resources executive with 25 years of expertise in the private, public and non-profit sector. He is a leader, problem solver, strategic planner in all areas of HR management, process improvement, affirmative action, diversity and labor relations that has impacted 26 states.
Mr. Moriyama comes to the DOE from the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (A&B, LLC), where he is director of human resources. He has previously served as the director of human resources at Minnesota State University Moorhead and at the Seattle Department of Transportation. Mr. Moriyama has also held human resources leadership positions at the Washington State Department of Transportation, Hawaii Human Development, Coca-Cola of Northern California, and California Pacific Medical Center. Mr. Moriyama possesses a wealth of expertise in human resources strategies, programs, policies, and processes. He holds a master's degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Hawaii. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Hawaiian Educational Council, Hawaii Pacific University, Heald College, Denver Business College, Kapiolani Community College.
About the Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute is the first step in fulfilling the DOE’s strategic directive for increased attention and support around the development of effective school, complex area and state level leaders.
Effective school leadership is the key to establishing and sustaining new beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors among employees who have the most direct influence and control over student learning and achievement.
Staff of the Professional Development and Educational Research Institute (PDERI) and the New Teacher Center of Hawaii will be transferred to the Institute. This reconstitution of PDERI and the New Teacher Center of Hawaii under the Institute will provide a much clearer statement of direction around the critical importance of leadership effectiveness.
Successful transformation of Hawaii’s educational system depends on quality and excellence in school leadership. With the Institute, DOE will focus on reshaping the culture for learning in our schools and achieve lasting, sustainable conditions for student success.
1. Doug Murata
2. Corey Moriyama
Donalyn Dela Cruz
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Phone: (808) 586-3232