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Principal's Message

Aloha Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members of Kalihi Elementary School,


I am honored to have been appointed to serve as Principal of Kalihi Elementary School for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year.  For the past ten years, I have been a proud a member of the Kalihi community serving as a teacher and as an administrator at Farrington High School. Through my work at Farrington High School, I have been able to develop many strong and positive relationships with numerous families and community partners as we worked together to meet the needs of the students.  As the Principal of Kalihi Elementary, I will continue this work by collaborating with all members of the Kalihi Elementary School community so that together we can provide each and every student with the highest quality educational experience possible.  


My primary initiative is to promote and maintain a school climate that is safe and conducive to learning where teachers and staff work together to provide all students with rigorous and relevant standards based instruction utilizing current researched based teaching strategies. This initiative also includes promoting civic responsibilities with the students; as they must understand they play an important role within the school community and in their own education.  


Together, we can make Kalihi Elementary School an even better place for our students to learn and grow. As Principal, my door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any concerns or provide suggestions to help make the remainder of this school year even more successful.




William G. Grindell

Temporary Assigned Principal