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Wong Slips Into The Perfect Role To Help Windward Students

Gisele Wong

Gisele Wong

The latest stop in Gisele Wong’s 14-year career in the state Department of Education makes her the lynchpin of Castle-Kahuku Complex Area schools and the federal government’s Title I program.

Wong is Title I “linker” for the complex, tasked with ensuring the 16 schools meet and uphold program requirements, which focus on helping disadvantaged and low-income students close the achievement gap.

She’ll work closely with complex area superintendent Lea Albert, documenting school visits and guaranteeing school adherence to their academic plans under Title I.

“I love our complex area and will work hard to support our schools,” stated Wong.

The Kahuku resident previously taught at Kahuku High and Intermediate School, and Hau‘ula Elementary School, before serving as the complex’s Effective Educator System resource teacher.

She knows the system from all angles — including as a parent. Four of her five children attend school in the complex, with two at La‘ie Elementary and two at Kahuku High and Intermediate. Her toddler soon will join them, as a “future Red Raider at Kahuku Elementary.”