Presidential Search

Maryknoll School Presidential Search

On February 26, 2020, Maryknoll School President Perry Martin announced his intent to transition to serve as the president of another Catholic school on the mainland. Mr. Martin's last day at Maryknoll School will be June 30, 2020. 

The Maryknoll School Board of Directors and Father EJ Resinto, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church and Maryknoll School, have formed a Presidential Search Committee to begin the process of selecting Maryknoll's next school president. 

The Maryknoll School Presidential Search Committee represents a diverse group of voices within the Maryknoll School community, including current and former board members, parents, faculty, administrators, and alumni. This committee will work to ensure that the process of selecting our next school president is open, transparent and thorough. In the coming months, the search committee will meet to:

  • Review the qualifications and requisites required of the next school president.
  • Identify a firm to assist with the nationwide search for the next school president.
  • Identify ways for our entire school community to participate in the presidential selection process.

Presidential Search Committee

List of 12 items.

  • Brigadier General Paul Chinen ‘57

    Maryknoll Board Member Emeritus
    U.S. Army (Retired)
  • Dr. Mike Rockers

    Maryknoll School Board Member
    Superintendent, Hawaii Catholic Schools
  • Father EJ Resinto

    Pastor, Sacred Heart Church &
    Maryknoll School
  • Major General Darryll Wong ‘68

    Former Maryknoll School Board Member
    U.S. Air Force (Retired)
  • Mr. Alfred Wong

    Former Maryknoll School Board Chair
    Maryknoll School Foundation Member
  • Mr. Derrick Wong ’68

    Maryknoll Alumni Association President
    Maryknoll School Board Member
  • Mr. John Madriaga

    Maryknoll High School Principal
    Current Maryknoll Parent
  • Mr. Peter Fong

    Maryknoll School Board Chair
    Attorney & Hawaii State Per Diem Judge
  • Mrs. Anna Ono

    Maryknoll School Board Treasurer
    Current Maryknoll Parent
  • Mrs. Christine Loomis ‘85

    Maryknoll Grade School Principal
    Current Maryknoll Parent
  • Mrs. Kathleen Perreira

    7th Grade Department Chair
    Middle School Teacher
  • Mrs. Kit-U Wong ‘06

    Maryknoll High School Academic Dean
    High School Teacher

Mrs. Shana Tong '83 named Interim School President

The Maryknoll School Board of Directors has also affirmed that Mrs. Shana Tong ’83, our current Vice President of Academic Affairs, will serve as Maryknoll’s Interim School President, effective July 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year until a new school president is named.

Mrs. Tong has been an educator at Maryknoll School for 29 of her 31 years of teaching in Hawaii Catholic education. She served as principal of the Grade School for 10 years prior to her appointment as vice president in 2017. Prior to serving as grade school principal, she also served as vice principal for three years and taught science in grades 1 to 6, middle school Language Arts, Religion, Japanese, and Public Speaking. She also taught self-contained classes in grades 2, 4 and 5 at Maryknoll, Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu and Sacred Hearts School in Lahaina.
Mrs. Tong holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and earned a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction from Gonzaga University. She also holds a master’s degree in school administration from Chaminade University.
We are very confident in Mrs. Tong’s ability to lead our school community during this time of transition and challenge. She, along with the Maryknoll School Administration Team, will be working with current school president Mr. Perry Martin over the next three months to ensure a smooth and thoughtful transition. As a Maryknoll School alumna, Mrs. Tong has proven to be a vital and caring leader for Maryknoll School.


List of 3 news stories.

  • Maryknoll School Presidential Search Update

    April 10, 2020

    Dear Maryknoll Community,
    During this time, our school board continues to work to ensure Maryknoll School’s strategic plans and initiatives move forward. We would like to share a few important updates with you regarding Maryknoll School’s Presidential Search and the appointment of Mrs. Shana Tong ’83 as interim school president.
  • Message from Father EJ Resinto and Board Chair Peter Fong

    February 26, 2020

    Dear Maryknoll Community,
    It is with grateful hearts that we thank Perry Martin for his outstanding work and many years of service to our Maryknoll Community, as we join him in announcing his transition as president of another Catholic school on the mainland. Perry will remain president at Maryknoll School through June 30, 2020.

  • Message from School President Perry Martin

    February 26, 2020

    Dear Maryknoll 'Ohana,
    As a member of the Maryknoll ‘ohana for the last 12 years, it is after much discernment and reflection that I write to inform you of my decision to accept the position of school president at another Catholic school on the mainland. After over a decade at Maryknoll School, I decided to explore the opportunity to help another school advance in status, as I have had the privilege to assist with at Maryknoll, and will begin this new journey in July 2020. Please know that coming to this decision of leaving Maryknoll to lead another school was a months-long process and was made with careful thought and consideration. 

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