Alumnus selected as
Saint Louis principal

Wendell Staszkow: He was a teacher, counselor, coach and principal at various schools

Wendell Staszkow, a veteran principal and personnel director for Hawaii's public schools, is returning to his alma mater, Saint Louis School, to head its upper school.

Staszkow will oversee grades seven through 12 as dean of the upper school. The position, formerly known as principal, was held by Burt Tomita for 12 years until his departure in June. Since then the Rev. Allen DeLong has been both president and acting principal.

"I've always wanted to return to being a principal of a school again," said Staszkow, who is retiring after 33 years with the Department of Education. "Working with students is a calling that all teachers share. I believe I can work well with the faculty and staff to impart the desire in the young men at Saint Louis to succeed in life through a sound Catholic educational program."

He was the unanimous choice of a search committee made up of members of the school's board of trustees, teaching and administrative staff, alumni and parents.

"He comes to Saint Louis not only familiar with our traditions, but also professionally qualified and eager to assist us with the Marianist mission," said DeLong, who is trading in the title of president for the new position of headmaster of Saint Louis School.

Staszkow began his career as a teacher, counselor and coach at Leilehua High School. He later served as principal of Waianae Intermediate School, Leilehua High School and Radford High School. He was district superintendent for Leeward public schools from 1994 to 1997 before becoming director of personnel for the Department of Education.

Staszkow, who graduated from Saint Louis School in 1966, earned his bachelor's in political science at Gonzaga University and a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


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