Presidential Search

Maryknoll School Presidential Search

President Search Update: October 14, 2020

Dear School Community Members,
We pray this email finds you and your ‘ohana doing well. Since our last Presidential Search update message, our RG175 consultants, Dr. Jim Scott and Ms. Doreen Oleson, have completed the Discovery Phase of the search process.
During this phase, Dr. Scott and Ms. Oleson were able to learn about our school and its programs, our community, and what makes Maryknoll special. Our gratitude goes out to those in our community that participated in group interviews and provided valuable feedback for our consultants.
A position statement has been created and approved by the search committee, which outlines the strengths, challenges, opportunities, and culture of the school, as well as the leadership experience, qualities and attributes of the next president. This document will be widely distributed and used to attract and recruit qualified and outstanding candidates, with applications due in early November. 
We will continue to update the school community on the progress of the search committee and the search for the next president of Maryknoll School.
Paul Chinen ‘57                                   Alfred Wong 
Co-Chair Search Committee             Co-Chair Search Committee

Presidential Search Committee

List of 13 items.

  • Brigadier General Paul Chinen ‘57

    Presidential Search Committee Co-Chair
    Maryknoll Board Member Emeritus
    U.S. Army (Retired)
  • Mr. Alfred Wong

    Presidential Search Committee Co-Chair
    Former Maryknoll School Board Chair
    Maryknoll School Foundation Member
  • Father EJ Resinto

    Pastor, Sacred Heart Church &
    Maryknoll School
  • Mr. Peter Fong

    Maryknoll School Board Chair
    Attorney & Hawaii State Per Diem Judge
  • Mrs. Mi Kosasa

    Community Volunteer
    Vice Chair / Vice President - Marketing
  • Mrs. Christine Loomis ‘85

    Maryknoll Grade School Principal
    Current Maryknoll Parent
  • Mr. John Madriaga

    Maryknoll High School Principal
    Current Maryknoll Parent
  • Mrs. Anna Ono

    Maryknoll School Board Treasurer
    Current Maryknoll Parent
  • Mrs. Kathleen Perreira

    7th Grade Department Chair
    Middle School Teacher
  • Major General Darryll Wong ‘68

    Former Maryknoll School Board Member
    U.S. Air Force (Retired)
  • Mr. Derrick Wong ’68

    Maryknoll Alumni Association President
    Maryknoll School Board Member
  • Mrs. Kit-U Wong ‘06

    Maryknoll High School Academic Dean
    High School Teacher
  • Dr. Llewellyn Young

    Acting Superintendent, Hawaii Catholic Schools

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 4 news stories.

  • President Position Statement

    View Maryknoll School's President position statement HERE
  • President Search Update: September 16, 2020

    President Search update from selection committee co-chairpersons
  • President Search Update: April 10, 2020

    President Search update noting the formation of the selection committee and the appointment of Mrs. Shana Tong '83, as the Interim School President for the school year 2020-2021.
  • 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.

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