Public Education Commitment

I would like to thank all of you who supported me in my candidacy for the Board of Education – Maui District Two. I have always been proud of the public school education I received here in Hawaii. I have since put it to good use. It is my desire to give back to my home – this special place that has given so much to me.

During the primary campaign I visited many corners of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. In my travels, I gathered renewed appreciation and gratitude for the dedication and hard work of our teachers and administrators. The perception that our public school system is ‘broken’ must change. There are successful programs within our schools that should be recognized, celebrated and expanded. I am in total support of our excellent principals, teachers, office staff, education assistants, cafeteria staff, custodians, and support personnel. They are dedicated role models, inspiring our children to be the best they can be.

To the parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles, and all in our community who supported me in the primary campaign, mahalo. If elected, I will take your love for our children and see to it that they receive an excellent education – whether they choose the path of college or vocational education.

A special mahalo to the members of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, the International Longshore Warehouse Union, the Carpenters Union, and their families for their influential endorsement and continued support.

I am committed to the pubic school system of Hawaii.

Leona Rocha-Wilson
Candidate – Board of Education

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