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Hawaii Center for Instructional Leadership



Using CliftonStrengths or Strengthsfinders Top 5 or Full 34 for performance, engagement, and well-being.  Click here for list of schools engaged in training.


  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment

  • Systems Analysis

  • WASC Accreditation

  • Schoolwide PD Planning

  • Standards Based Grading

  • High Performance Teams

  • Covid-19 Principal Support

Leadership MENTORING

Instructional leadership coaching and mentoring for principals and vice principals including CISL interns 


Professional Development for school leaders and teachers featuring top thought leaders and educational experts.

George Couros & Weston Keishnick

Leadership By Design Conference on April 6, 2019

About HCIL

By design ... and not by chance.

The Hawaii Center for Instructional Leadership was formed in 2014, focusing on supporting the instructional leadership of principals,vice principals, and teacher leaders in Hawaii's public, private, and charter schools. HCIL promotes high performing schools through leadership excellence, strengths based leadership, high performing teams, collective efficacy, and assessment capable learners.


HCIL systems and leadership analyst, Darrel Galera, is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and a facilitator for One Shared Future a social impact business and one of Hawaii's outstanding professional learning and leadership training solutions. A former teacher, principal (Moanalua High School 2000-2013), deputy district superintendent and educational specialist for PDERI, he was the Chairperson for the Hawaii High School Leadership Compact (from 2007 to 2014) and was Hawaii's 2010 National Distinguished High School Principal of the Year. He served as a member of the Hawaii State Board of Education and was the Chairperson of the Governor's ESSA Team responsible for the Hawaii Blueprint for Public Education.  

Dr. Lissa Pijanowski & Darrel Galera

Leadership By Design Conference on December 1, 2018

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Hawaii Center for Instructional Leadership, LLC


Systems Analyst and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

(808) 778-6378