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Principal's Message

Aloha Pearl Harbor Elementary School Ohana,

I am humbled and honored by this opportunity to serve as your school principal for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. I look forward to getting to know all of you as we work together to ignite a passion for learning in our students.

 I am fortunate to have a variety of educational experiences.  Born and raised on Oahu, I graduated from Kamehameha Schools. Post high school, I pursued a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  I returned home and completed my master’s degree in educational administration at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My teaching experience spans from second, third, fourth, and fifth grades at Kanoelani and Mililani Ike Elementary Schools. The last few years I had the opportunity to be an assistant principal at Wheeler Middle School located on Wheeler Army Airfield.

Besides my educational pursuits, I value family. I enjoy spending time with my wife and six children, listening to Hawaiian music, watching college football, and eating `ono (delicious) foods.

As we start the new school year, I envision working with our teachers, faculty, and community members to provide all students with a high quality education that will ensure their success in our global society. As we learn and grow together it is my hope that in all we do, we do what is best for our students.

I look forward to a successful year filled with lots of hard work and fun-filled learning experiences. Mahalo for your continued support and dedication to our school community.

With appreciation,
Kaipo Simpson
Pearl Harbor Elementary School