Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award

The Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award was created to make a difference in public education by recognizing outstanding public school principals in Hawaii for their efforts to provide high-quality learning opportunities for their students. Underwritten by the Island Insurance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Island Insurance, the award is named in honor of Masayuki Tokioka, noted businessman, community leader, founder of Island Insurance and a public school graduate in Hawaii.

Currently in its 12th year, the award has given nearly $400,000 to Hawaii public school principals in recognition of their efforts and to assist in funding high-impact school projects. Past recipients have used their award monies to launch or expand school projects such as an aquaponics program, science resource center, high school transition and college preparation programs, culinary arts program and digital arts programs.

Past Recipients

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2015 Recipient

Keaau High

2014 Recipient

Ewa Makai Middle

2013 Recipient

Waipahu High

2012 Recipient

Koloa Elementry

2011 Recipient

Tom Kurashige
Aiea Intermediate

2009 Recipient

Janice Espiritu
Kaunakakai Middle

2008 Recipient

Myron Monte
Dole Middle

2007 Recipient

Norman Pang
Holomua Elementary

2006 Recipient

Robert Stevens
Radford High

2005 Recipient

Leihoku Elementary

2004 Recipient

Patricia Pedersen
Waipahu High