We are an independent catalyst for change!
EIH is led by award-winning, lifelong educators, current and retired.
EIH believes that there should be only two job descriptions for educators: those that work directly with students and those who support those who work directly with students.
We believe it’s important to challenge the status quo in education.
EIH believes that transformation must be led by visionary leaders/principals.
EIH is funded by a grant from the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation.
Challenging the status quo
Too many children and educators are not thriving in the current system.
While Hawaii’s public school teachers, principals and other administrators are competent professionals – fully committed to facilitating an outstanding education for every child – they are trapped by one size-fits-all policies that prevent teachers and principals from addressing the unique needs of students.
Change must include and engage a wide range of stakeholders – parents, students and community.
What is needed for change
We need to connect best practices in teaching to the operational priorities in the classroom.
We’re committed to sparking conversation about education.
It’s important to eliminate compliance fixated people at all levels in the school system.
We must provide leadership training for our leaders/principals.