The state Board of Education is promoting from within the Department of Education to fill the DOE’s No. 2 leadership spot, left vacant last month when Ronn Nozoe left for a position in Washington with the U.S. DOE.

The BOE voted unanimously on Tuesday to make Stephen Schatz — currently assistant superintendent in the DOE’s Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance — deputy superintendent for the DOE.

Schatz has been with the Hawaii DOE since 2002, and has worked his way up steadily through the department ranks from vice principal to to principal to complex area superintendent before taking on the role of assistant superintendent at the OSIP.

“I’m passionate about instruction, and focused on supporting our leaders to provide equity of opportunity for all students within our system,” Schatz said in a press release issued by the DOE on Tuesday.

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Deputy Superintendent of Education Stephen Schatz


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