Ms. Claire Yoshida
Ms. Claire L. Yoshida has been the principal at Konawaena Elementary School since 1999. Prior to that Ms. Yoshida served as the principal at Kahakai Elementary School for twelve years.
Ms. Yoshida has a Bachelor’s of Education in Elementary Education, a Professional Diploma in Secondary Education and a Master’s of Education in Educational Administration. Ms. Yoshida has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels and has been an administrator in all three levels.
Ms. Yoshida believes that it is important for all children to feel safe in school and to be supported in their learning. She believes that all children can learn.
Konawaena Elementary has a great teaching and support staff. Ms. Yoshida believes that with teachers, staff and parents working together, we will make a difference for every child.
Mrs. Susan Guccione
Mrs. Guccione joined our school as Vice Principal at the beginning of school year 2013-2014. She is currently in the Department of education’s Certificate Institute for School Leaders (CISL) program and will finish at the end of school year 2014-2015.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer science, a teaching certificate in secondary education with emphasis in math, and a Master of Science degree in educational administration. Mrs. Guccione taught for 12 years, all at the middle school level (6-8).
Mrs. Guccione believes in teaching the whole child, academics along with character education and citizenship. She believes every child can learn and deserves great teachers and a safe environment in which to learn.