Head of School

Earl Kim

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I am honored and humbled to be serving Hawaii’s children.” While my primary focus will be to better serve each student at LJA, I am excited by the opportunity to cultivate local and international partnerships to better serve children in our Windward community and internationally-minded teachers and leaders from our State and region. I have no doubt that LJA will continue to be the school of choice for many of Hawaii’s families.
- Earl Kim

Born and raised in Hawaii, Kim grew up in Kaneohe and graduated from Iolani School. He recently served as the Superintendent of Schools at Stamford Public Schools in Connecticut, where he led a 16,000-student, PK-12 urban-suburban school district. Prior, Kim served as Head of School at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama from 2012-2016.

Kim has a Masters in Public Affairs, Domestic Policy Analysis from Princeton University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from Cornell University, and served for four years as a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Kim is LJA's eighth Head of School since its founding in 1961.

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