Presidential Search

Maryknoll School Presidential Search

President Announcement: January 29, 2021

Dear Maryknoll School Community,
 
Following a carefully constructed search process, guided by the expertise of RG175 search consultants and supported by the prayerful work of our Presidential Search Committee, we are proud to announce Mrs. Shana Tong ’83 as the 3rd President of Maryknoll School, effective February 2021.
 
While Mrs. Tong has been serving as the school’s interim President throughout the 2020-2021 school year, she has been dedicated to Maryknoll School long before her interim appointment.
 
Mrs. Tong has been an educator at Maryknoll School for 31 of her 33 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 would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Presidential Search Committee and the RG175 team for their hard work over the last several months.  We would also like to thank the students, faculty, administrators, staff, school board, alumni, parents and friends who contributed their support and perspectives throughout this process.
 
Though the world is navigating through a challenging time, we have renewed hope and energy for the leadership Mrs. Tong will bring to continue to move Maryknoll forward.
 
Sincerely and In Christ,
 
Fr. EJ Resinto
Pastor, Sacred Heart Church & Maryknoll School
 
Paul Chinen ‘57
Co-Chair, Search Committee
 
Alfred Wong
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
    AIR SERVICE HAWAII
  • 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.

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