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Sione Thompson

2019 NACSA Leader

Executive Director, Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission

Sione Thompson’s experience in administration and management extends to the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu as the Project Director for Title III. While there, he coordinated programs that support college access, retention, and persistence, particularly among Native Hawaiian population.

Sione notably served as Principal at Saint Louis School. He began his 10-year career at Saint Louis as a social sciences teacher and worked his way through the ranks to Dean of Students, Vice Principal and then Principal.

Sione has worked with the Charter School Commission for four years. He led the organization through its first strategic plan. He also led a reorganization that aligned the Commission’s vision and mission to serve the students of Hawaiʻi.

He holds a Graduate Degree in Education Leadership from the University of Hawaiʻi and continues to learn each and every day.


Most Recent Posts
President Biden’s Proposed Increase in Education Spending Could Be a Boost for Charter Schools
On Friday, President Biden released his “skinny budget”, a proposal for fiscal year 2022 containing top-line spending numbers. Congress rarely takes up the President’s proposed budget wholesale, but the proposal,...
What Happens When You Take the “Independent” Out of Independent Chartering Board
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Rebuilding Our “Love Bubble” To Take Care of Our Charter School Community
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