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Kadena HS: Principal's Corner

Kadena HS Principal's Message

I am honored to serve as the Principal of Kadena High School. KDHS is a good school and the largest high school in DoDEA Pacific. Together I want to move us from 'good' to 'great' as we become the best school in the Pacific and across DoDEA. I look forward to working with the students, parents, and teachers as we continue to keep the focus on have a safe school with world class learning opportunities for all of our students. You will find we have caring teachers, coaches, mentors, and support staff, along with a fantastic Military community. Throughout the school year, you will see me in classrooms, in school common areas, around the community, and at as many school events as possible. It is important you know some areas I will be focusing on, to include:

* Meeting, sharing ideas, interacting with students, and observing both teachers and students in the classrooms are my top priorities.

* I will look at how we are preparing students to be "College and Career Ready," by utilizing our DoDEA standards, assessments, curriculum, technology integration, and professional development for teachers.

* Communication with students, teachers, and parents is very important to the success of our school. Specifically, you will see increased communication to parents and within the Kadena community highlighting and showcasing the great things going on here, and also sharing opportunities for students and parents.

* I believe it is critical to partner with parents and to establish strong relationships in our Military Communities if we want KDHS to be the best high school in DoDEA. You will receive invitations to SAC (School Advisory Council), PTSO (Parent-Teacher-Student Organization), and Panther Parent University events.

Along with my Assistant Principals, Mr. Bragg and Ms. Phillips, I have an open door policy with parents. If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns please ask to meet with us. It is by working together that our students will have the greatest chance of success. If there is something you want to share with me, please don't hesitate to contact me at DSN 634-1712 or via e-mail at

Go Panthers!

Kristopher R. Kwiatek