Principal's Message

Dear Hokulani Ohana,


Aloha and welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! My name is Ervin Pasalo and I am honored to be the Principal of Hokulani Elementary School. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you in this upcoming school year.


Here at Hokulani, we prioritize high expectations for student growth and achievement, Hokulani is committed to providing personalized support for all students using a multi-tiered approach. At the Tier I level, students are screened in Math, Reading, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). All students receive differentiated instruction infused with evidence based strategies, such as Visible Learning, and engage in SEL and guidance lessons. At the Tier II level, students receive individual or small group intervention, either with the classroom teacher, reading specialist or counselor. Students needing more support are addressed at the Tier III level by the school team, led by our Student Services Coordinator (SCC).


Hokulani believes in whole child learning, offering specialized learning experiences. In addition to the core areas, we offer Physical Education, Spanish, Hawaiiana, and the arts. As an art integration school, we leverage grant initiatives with ArtBento and Artists in the Schools (AITS) to embed creative and expressive opportunities for students. We also offer co-curricular opportunities based on student interest, such as art, music, robotics, dance, yearbook, eSports, and speech club.


Striving to be intentional, consistent and adaptive has allowed Hokulani to meet the diverse needs of our learners and community, especially during the pandemic. We take pride in providing a rigorous and caring environment. Together we rise.


Dr. Ervin Pasalo, Principal



Vision Statement:

Hokulani School: A community positively impacting the world.


Mission Statement:

Our community is dedicated to building a strong foundation that fosters a love of learning that inspires everyone to reach their highest potential in an ever-changing world.