Don’t expect to hear Waipahu High (Oʻahu) Principal Keith Hayashi to toot his own horn. His public school is shattering stereotypes of what’s possible in a lower-income area. With a focus on innovation and partnerships, he has become an undisputed statewide leader in Hawaiʻi public education.
Among his achievements, he was a driving force in creating the school’s groundbreaking Early College program. Students can earn college credits, giving them up to a two-year head start when they enter the University of Hawaiʻi.