Executive Director, Hawai‘i P-20
As Executive Director, Stephen Schatz is responsible for overse eing all Hawai‘i P‐20 programs and supporting the Hawai‘i P‐20 Council. Hawai‘i P‐20’s major programs include the W.K. Ke llogg Foundation‐funded Hawai‘i P‐3 Initiative, which promotes partnerships within the early learning community to st rengthen the continuum of early learning experiences for children, and college access initiatives such as GEAR UP, t he College Application and Exploration Season, the MyFutureHawaii college/career portal, and Dual Credit Initiativ e, all designed to increase student readiness for post‐high school success. He also guides th e inter‐agency team, the Hawai ‘i Data eXchange Partnership (Hawai‘i DXP), responsible for the statewide longitudinal data system to inform policy‐ an d decision‐making for the improvement of educational outcomes in Hawai‘i.
Stephen Schatz has 22 years of leadership experience in public education as a teacher, principal, complex area superintendent, assistant superi ntendent, and most recently as the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education Deputy Superintendent. As assistant supe rintendent, Mr. Schatz was res ponsible for implementing Hawai‘i’s $75 million Race to the Top grant in 2011. He also led the effort to d evelop a scho ol accountability model that i ncludes college‐going rate, chronic absenteeism and ACT test scores as indicators of school performance, allowing more flexibility and focus in how school performance is measured.
Schatz received his Bachelor’s Degree from U.C. Santa Cruz and a Master’s in Education from Cal State Dominguez Hills