High School Principal Search Committee Update - Mid-Pacific Institute


November 17, 2017

Greetings, Mid-Pacific 'Ohana!

We are excited to provide you with an update on our search for a new High School Principal. Yesterday, our search committee leaders met to review over 1,000 survey results from Wickenden & Associates and to define a candidate profile. As a team, we agreed that our exploratory process will be based on trust, professionalism, empathy, and collective commitment. Our ultimate goal is to ensure the success of our students and our community as we strive to fulfill Mid-Pacific's Aspirations in the future.

Applications for the High School Principal position are due to Wickenden & Associates by December 4, 2017. After the vetting process, your search committee will conduct deep discussions to identify the semi-finalists for candidate visits in January.

We will continue to communicate with you regarding our goals and progress as we strive together to find the best candidate for our school.


The Search Committee

November 8, 2017

Dear Mid-Pacific Community,

As you know, we began the process of finding our next high school principal in late September. After speaking with our faculty on September 27, we immediately set out to create a High School Principal Search Committee that would represent our dynamic and diverse community (see below). We also identified our search consultant (Wickenden & Associates) and the leader of the Search Committee (Ms. Kym Roley).

Since then, we have accomplished two important tasks. First, the community responded to our request for input, answering our survey about the strengths and challenges the next principal will find at Mid-Pacific. Nearly 1,000 staff, students, parents, and alumni provided excellent insights for the Search Committee to consider in the selection process.

Second, an opportunity statement was created and shared with our search consultants. The opportunity statement provides candidates with an in-depth look at Mid-Pacific, helping them gain a better understanding of the rich culture and exciting programs that our high school offers to students every day.

Next Steps:
As you can see from the progress bar above, there are four crucial benchmarks remaining in the search process.

Step 3: The Search Committee will meet later this month to review the community survey results and to develop a candidate profile for our next principal. This process of informed, deep discussion will help us identify semi-finalists by mid-December.

Steps 4 - 6: Steps 4 and 5 will occur in mid to late January 2018, with a final appointment of the next High School Principal occurring in February.

We are looking forward to bringing you further updates as our process continues.

Paul Turnbull, Ph.D.
Kym Roley
Search Committee Chair

High School Principal Search Committee Members

Ms. Kym Roley, Committee Chair IB Coord; Class of 2019 Advisor
Mr. R. Kevin Doyle Director, Mid-Pacific School of the Arts
Mr. Myron Seu High School Dean
Mr. Bill Wheeler Director, Student Activities
Dr. Mark Hines Director, Mid-Pacific Exploratory
Ms. Kaile Berlenbach Faculty, Humanities
Mr. Scott Wagner Director, Athletics
Ms. Heidi Bow Director, Alumni Affairs
Kahu Wendell Davis Mid-Pacific School Chaplain
Dr. Dwayne Priester Principal, Mid-Pacific Middle School
Ms. Jen Grems Assistant Principal, High School
Ms. Lauren Araki Na 'Ohana Pueo (Parent Association)