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BOE confirms Schatz as deputy superintendent

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The state Board of Education (BOE) has approved the appointment of Stephen Schatz as deputy superintendent for the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE).

Schatz brings 20 years of educational experience to the DOE leadership post. He most recently served as assistant superintendent for the Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance (OSIP), overseeing assessment and accountability, data governance and analysis, and policy, innovation, planning and evaluation.

“I’m passionate about instruction, and focused on supporting our leaders to provide equity of opportunity for all students within our system,” Schatz said. “I want to thank the Superintendent and the Board for their trust and look forward to working with our principals and teachers in achieving student success.”

From 1994 to 2002, Schatz served in California’s Compton Unified School District as a teacher, vice principal and principal in various elementary schools.

He joined the Hawaii public school system at the beginning of the 2002-03 school year as a vice principal at Waialua High and Intermediate before becoming principal of Pohakea Elementary in Leeward Oahu in 2004.

Schatz was appointed complex area superintendent for the Honolulu District in February 2009.

He became the assistant superintendent for strategic reform in July 2011.

Schatz has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in education administration from California State University Dominguez Hills.

Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi stated, “Stephen not only brings his educational experience to the position but also his perspective as a parent of two public school children.”

Schatz fills the vacancy left by Ronn Nozoe, who moved to Washington, D.C., where he is now the deputy assistant secretary for policy and programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

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