Hello All,

It is our pleasure to introduce Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto as the second AZALAS Annual Conference keynote speaker.  See will be giving us all a preview of her Spring presentation during the AZALAS Mini Conference on November 8th.  Please be sure to register for the Mini as soon as you can at http://azalas.org/azalas-mini-conference-2020/.  Instructions on attending the mini conference will be shared soon. Thanks!

Panfilo Contreras, AZALAS Executive Director

Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto was appointed state superintendent of the Hawaii State Department of Education on August 1, 2017. Her education career spans over 25 years of equity-focused work across three states, in both lower and higher education, including two previous CEO/superintendent roles in Gilbert, Arizona, and Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Kishimoto has proudly served as board president of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, board member of the Council of Chief State School Officers, and is a national Chief for Change. Dr. K is passionately committed to the power and promise of public education as a nexus of community advancement and economic growth through student voice, parent engagement, and a diverse portfolio of innovative school designs led by public educators. She earned a Doctorate in Education Administration from Columbia University Teachers College, a Master of Public Administration in Public Affairs and Policy from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Barnard College, Columbia University.