Henry Ariyoshi is the principal of Lahaina's Lahainaluna High school, the only public school in Hawaii to have a boarding school program. As a principal, Mr. Ariyoshi has the challenging task of keeping the program, which serves 120 students, in operation. The program privileges cooperative learning skills and promotes positive values; students in the program are "supported to achieve in school, and provided with a full, meaningful total school program." For Mr. Ariyoshi, curriculum development is the "heartbeat of education. The school community," he explains, "must be engaged in the process of aligning our curricula to meet the needs of the twenty-first century learner." Problem-solving skills and the understanding that education is a lifelong process are key elements of a student's preparation for the twenty-first century. Mr. Ariyoshi would like to see the Tech Prep program at his school "fully integrated, implemented, and equipped with state of the art equipment." He would like it to "provide real work and life experiences for students," so as to make their transition from high school to the real work as seamless as possible.
1956 University of Hawaii - Manoa, B.A.