New principal at ‘Ele‘ele School

  • Contributed by Allison Carveiro

    Husband David Carveiro and Principal Allison Carveiro just relaxing.

  • Contributed by Allison Carveiro

    Allison Carveiro with daughters Layleigh Carveiro and Alyssa Carveiro at a hula event.

  • Contributed by Allison Carveiro

    Ele‘ele Elementary School’s new Principal Allison Carveiro.

‘ELE‘ELE — Allison Carveiro is stepping into the role as ‘Ele‘ele School’s new principal beginning in July 1, and is looking forward to continuing a more-than-30-year career in education.

“I feel privileged and am humbled for the opportunity to serve the Ele‘ele Elementary School community,” said Carveiro, who has been vice principal at Wilcox Elementary School and at Kaua‘i High School. “I am committed to working with our school’s community to provide a safe and healthy environment where all students will succeed.”

Carveiro received her master’s in administration and curriculum development at Gonzaga University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a certificate in elementary education at the University of Hawai‘i, and her associate’s degree in arts at Kaua‘i Community College. She graduated from Kaua‘i High School. She’s also a certified, common-core, black-belt athlete, has several teaching accolades under her belt, and enjoys exploring the island with friends and family when she’s not at school.

She has been married to David Carveiro for 29 years. They have has two daughters Layleigh Carveiro, a counselor at Kekeha School, and Alyssa Carveiro an engineer for Earthworks Pacific. And while she takes inspiration from her family, Carveiro said coworkers have inspired her along the way, too.

“My fellow teachers and administrators, such as Mr. Daniel Hamada and Ms. Carol Shikada both retired DOE Administrators were (and) are my mentors and always inspire me to do what is in the best interest of students well being,” said Carveiro.

As she takes her first steps into the principal role at ‘Ele‘ele Elementary School, Carveiro said she will be continuing a collaborative and communicative approach that focuses on student success academically, socially, and emotionally. She pointed out student success, however, is a two-way street. Carveiro is committed to providing a space for students to learn and she expects the same from those who attend ‘Ele‘ele Elementary School.

“What we know is ‘Ele‘ele’s staff is committed to providing opportunities to learn and be prepared for middle school, high school, and beyond,” said Carveiro. “All I expect is for you (our students) to be committed to your learning, too.” She continued: “I believe in an open-door policy and invite the community to stop by and introduce yourself or talk story. Just be sure to wear your mask. “


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