Keynote – Day 1:

kauisangKau`i Sang

Director – Office of Hawaiian Education (Hawai`i State DOE)

After an extensive recruitment process, Dawn Kau’i Sang was selected as the Director of Office of Hawaiian Education, which now falls under the Office of the Superintendent. Sang began her career with DOE in 1997 teaching at Waimanalo and later taught at two Hawaiian Immersion schools. In 2005, she became the Educational Specialist for the Hawaiian Language Immersion (Kaiapuni) Program. Sang was actively involved in the revision of Board policies 2104 and 2105 and the development of Board policy E-3. A graduate of Kailua High, Kau’i earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education from the UH-Manoa.

Keynote – Day 2:

director_pacificDr. Nolan Malone
Auriga WPS Consulting

Dr. Nolan Malone holds a Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania. His specific areas of expertise are demography, research methods, racial and ethnic well-being, culture-based education, Native Hawaiian history and culture, and integration/acculturation in the United States.

Dr. Malone most recently was Vice President for Pacific Operations at McREL International, Director of McREL’s Pacific Center for Changing the Odds, and Director of the REL Pacific contract.  Prior to his work at McREL, Dr. Malone served as a director of Research & Evaluation at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawai’i, as a demographic analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau, as a project manager at the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center, and as a research associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.