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2020 Hawaii Principal Virtual PLC for Covid19 

"Leading & Teaching in Hawaii's Future Focused Education System"

Principals, Vice Principals, Teachers and School Teams have an excellent opportunity to be close the 2018-2019 school year with two of the top education thought leaders and keynote presenters on high effect size instructional practices and school leadership.  No better to end the year with high energy for setting your vision to start the next school year with inspiration for excellence and equity!

GEORGE COUROS is one of the top keynote presenters on leadership, technology, and innovation.   He is the author of The Innovator's Mindset and a former teacher, principal, and district leader.

WESTON KIESCHNICK is one of the most engaging and in demand presenters on high effect size instruction, leadership, and rigor & relevance.   He is the author of Bold School, Blended Learning That Works.

Special Messages by GOVERNOR DAVID IGE and Board of Education Chairperson CATHERINE PAYNE

Additionally, the Leadership By Design Conference will include other powerful speakers and presenters.

WHAT:     Leadership By Design (LBD) Education Conference

WHO:      Principals, Vice Principals, Teachers, School Teams, Education Leaders, Students, Parents

WHEN:    Saturday, April 6, 2019 

TIME:       8:00 am to 4:00 pm

WHERE:  Moanalua High School Library 

COST:      The cost is only $275.00 per person and includes registration, continental breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials.



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Hawaii Center for Instructional Leadership LLC

Darrel Galera, President and Chief Academic Officer


A former teacher, principal of Moanalua High School, and educational specialist for principal & vice principal training for the Hawaii DOE, Darrel Galera has formed the Hawaii Center for Instructional Leadership, LLC, focusing on supporting the instructional leadership of school principals and vice principals in the Hawaii public schools. Before retiring in December 2013, he was the Castle High School Principal after serving as principal for Moanalua High School from 2000 to 2013. He also served as a Moanalua High School social studies teacher, an assistant school principal (Washington Middle, Radford High, and Moanalua High), school principal (King Intermediate, Aiea Elementary), advanced education technology state specialist, and Deputy District Superintendent for the Leeward Oahu District. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree and Masters in Education Administration degree from the University of Hawaii. 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.  Galera served as a member of the Hawaii State Board of Education from 2016 to 2017 and is the Chairperson of the Governor's ESSA Team for the Hawaii Blueprint for Public Education.  He is a facilitator for One Shared Future leadership trainingHe is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.


RECENT ACTIVITIES:  HCIL Activities & Leadership By Design Conference Registration

Tuesday, January 8, 2019          Aiea Complex Principals 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019    Pearl City Elementary School

Thursday, January 10, 2019      Charter School Commission Federal Programs Team

Friday, January 11, 2019            Smallify (Dave Viotti)

Monday, January 14, 2019        Dole Middle School

Wednesday, January 16, 2019  Charter School Commission Federal Programs Team

Thursday, January 17, 2019       Kanuikapono PCS

Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Pearl City Elementary School

Thursday, January 24, 2019      Kamehameha Schools Maui

Friday, January 25, 2019            Charter School Commission Federal Programs Team

Monday, January 28, 2019        Dole Middle School 

Friday, February 1, 2019             Halau Ku Mana PCS

Monday, February 4, 2019         One Shared Future

Tuesday, February 5, 2019         Dole Middle School

Wednesday, February 6, 2019   Kanuikapono PCS

Monday, February 11, 2019        One Shared Future

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Pearl City Elementary School 

Friday, February 15, 2019           Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha PCS, Kanuikapono PCS

Tuesday, February 19, 2019       FKK Complex

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Kanuikapono PCS

Friday, February 22, 2019          Charter School Commission Federal Programs Team

Monday, February 25, 2019       Dole Middle School 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019      Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha PCS

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Aiea Complex ELL

Thursday, February 28, 2019    Kanuikapono PCS

Friday, March 1, 2019                 One Shared Future

Monday, March 4, 2019              Halau Ku Mana PCS

Saturday,  April 6, 2019       Leadership By Design Conference #4, Moanalua High School, 8am to 4 pm




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