STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3763

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 650, 651

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Education, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 650 and 651, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Hawai'i Teacher Standards Board

 

G.M. No. 650

LESLIE MURASHIGE,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022; and

 

G.M. No. 651

BRANDEN KAWAZOE,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee has reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Leslie Murashige and Branden Kawazoe for service on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.

 

LESLIE MURASHIGE

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Leslie Murashige from two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Murashige presently provides airline consulting services and has extensive administration and management experience. His professional work experience includes President of Hawaii Island Air; Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lanakila Pacific; Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Sales and Revenue Management for Hawaii Island Air, Inc.; and various managerial positions in the airline industry. In his personal statement, Mr. Murashige indicated his past accomplishments and interests related to the fiduciary responsibility of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board and his hopes to better understand and assist the Executive Director with expenditures and revenue forecasting. Your Committee therefore finds that Mr. Murashige's leadership experience, as well as his willingness to serve, will be great assets to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.

 

BRANDEN KAWAZOE

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Branden Kawazoe from two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Kawazoe is presently a School Counselor and Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Kaiser High School. He has served as the Summer Camp Director at Assets School since 2012, where he was also a physical education teacher from 2010 to 2012, and has extensive experience coaching boy's and men's basketball at many levels, including Neal Armstrong Middle School, Iolani High School, and Pacific University. In his personal statement, Mr. Kawazoe indicated that he is passionate about the education system in Hawaii and advocates for having highly trained and effective teachers, counselors, and librarians in the education setting. Your Committee therefore finds that Mr. Kawazoe's experience working closely with students through coaching and school counseling, as well as his passion for education, will be great assets to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,

 

 

 

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MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair