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Employment Opportunities

Mahalo for your interest in La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls. La Pietra offers an unparalleled learning environment and program designed to address the ways girls learn best. For over 50 years, La Pietra has been educating young women to lead lives of achievement by offering an innovative, college preparatory program designed to challenge and inspire young women to discover their passions, realize their potential and become the architects of their own success stories.

Applicants requiring assistance in the application process should contact (808) 922-2744.

Current Employment Opportunities

Curriculum Coordinator


La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls seeks a Curriculum Coordinator for the 2019-20 school year. This position is a 12-month, full-time, annually renewable position for a teacher leader or curriculum specialist that includes up to a 50% teaching schedule. The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related area, and have teaching and curricular design experience in a middle and/or high school setting, preferably in an independent school. We seek a collaborative, organized, reflective, and responsible scholar-practitioner with exemplary leadership and teamwork skills.

Research-based and experience-informed fluency in some or all of the areas below will be an advantage:
  • Theories and approaches to curricula
  • Curricular decision-making
  • Technology in education, specifically classroom applications and instructional considerations
  • The neuroscience of learning, including neurodiversity and learning differences
  • Socio-emotional learning
  • Effective instruction, assessment, and classroom management
  • Adolescent psychosocial development
  • Creating a learning environment in which girls learn best
  • Research on school schedules or other structural/organizational elements of school operations
  • Leading change in schools

  • Responsibilities:

  • Lead teachers through the process of evaluating, refining, and updating school curriculum, to include courses offered as well as content within courses
  • Develop and implement a school-wide data-driven approach to curricular development, alignment and coordination.
  • Teach one to two classes per term within a 4x4 block system
  • Serve as a leading example of the incorporation of technology into teaching, and a resource for others who seek to enhance their own technological proficiency
  • Serve as Summer School Director, to include planning, curriculum development, budgeting, hiring, and scheduling
  • With administrators, develop and lead a cohesive all-faculty professional development plan
  • Advise faculty members individually and collectively in areas of expertise
  • Observe teaching in classrooms and contribute to the faculty evaluation process
  • Serve as a mentor to new faculty members
  • Collaborate with community organizations to provide extra-curricular learning opportunities for students such as Wahine Forum and Flight School
  • Coordinate and refine the Design Thinking curriculum
  • Help to develop and implement a Leadership program specific to La Pietra
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Essential qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education, Curriculum, or related field
  • Evidence demonstrating a successful track record of teaching in any grade level from 6-12, with willingness to teach either middle school or high school grade levels
  • Evidence demonstrating contributions to a school environment beyond classroom instruction
  • Evidence demonstrating a successful track record as a positive, charismatic adult presence in the lives of young people, with an awareness of the role boundaries of teacher, parent, and student
  • Evidence demonstrating a successful track record as a positive, productive colleague in working with other adults in a school setting
  • Understanding and appreciation of the culture, history, and diversity of Hawai‘i
  • Understanding and appreciation of single-gender school contexts
  • A personal demeanor that demonstrates empathy, industriousness, and kindness

  • Desirable qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Education, Curriculum, or related field
  • Evidence demonstrating a successful track record of curricular design, evaluation, and innovation.
  • Evidence demonstrating a successful track record of teaching in both middle and high school grade levels
  • Previous experience in an all-girls independent school environment
  • Evidence demonstrating additional expertise in any of the following fields: general educational research; learning neuroscience; educational psychology; diversity, equity, and inclusion; educational technology implementation; or career experience in an area unrelated to teaching that enriches instructional practice

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and an employment application from the school's website www.lapietra.edu to Dawn Ijiri via email to dijiri@lapietra.edu or via postal mail at 2933 Poni Moi Road, Honolulu, HI 96815.


Founded in 1964, La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls is an independent, secular day school enrolling approximately 160 girls in grades 6-12. The school has recently begun the process of refining its academic and extra-curricular program to incorporate the notion of ‘educating for purpose,’ keeping the student experience as the primary metric of success. To that end, the school is incorporating the RULER socio-emotional learning program, and is a member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, as well as an affiliate member of Research Schools International. The campus is located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i on the grounds of an estate modeled after an Italian villa, at the foot of Diamond Head state monument, and approximately one-quarter mile from Waikiki beaches.



La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest and court record except as provided by HRS §378-2.5, disability, sexual orientation, military/veterans status, or other grounds protected under applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and/or executive orders. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.