Bill Arakaki, Mahalo for everything

  • Contributed by Megan Nii

    From L to R: Sean Doi, Megan Nii, Val Okimoto, Corey Nakamura, and Bill Arakaki. This photo was taken at the 2020 Teacher of the Year Ceremony at the Washington Place on Oahu.

At the end of June, the (DOE) Department of Education, along with Kaua‘i principals and students will say farewell to their (CAS) Complex Area Superintendent William (Bill) Arakaki of Kaua‘i’s district, a man who served the Kaua‘i education system in many capacities over 13 years — 40 years total with the — and impacted countless lives in the process.