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Ewa Elementary - Kindergarten Special Education (Inclusion) Teacher (2024-02382)


About Our School

The Ewa Way is:
Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)
Kina'ole (Doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason with the right feeling, the first time), and
Komunidad (Community)

Ewa Elementary is one of the oldest schools in the Leeward District, with our roots dating back to 1882. While our school was located in other areas in Ewa, we have been in this location since the early 1920s.

In 1959, our current principal, Stanley Tamashiro, Jr., began his formal education at Ewa School in Room C-33, with Mrs. Armstrong as his Kindergarten teacher.

At that time, we were an elementary and intermediate school with 9th graders. The main building, which housed classrooms, main office, auditorium and cafeteria has been replaced by a number of newer buildings. A row of teacher cottages has been replaced by the parking lot on the Kapolei side of the cafeteria.

The original garden, where students cultivated a variety of fruits and vegetables, has been replaced by L-Building and the playground on the Honolulu side of L-Building.

The original library was housed in a large building where P1 and P2 stand. By the time Principal Tamashiro, Jr. graduated from 6th grade in 1967, we had become a K-6 elementary school, with I-Building as their newest building.

Up until the early 1990s, children of sugar plantation workers comprised the greater majority of our enrollment. With the closing of Oahu Sugar Company in the mid-90s, new housing developments have replaced former sugar cane land. Ewa Elementary has become a very diverse community, bringing to the school a variety of values, beliefs and practices.

While older facilities have been replaced, the hard work, effort and commitment from the faculty and staff have not changed over the years and we are dedicated to provide our pupils the best education possible.

Minimum Qualifications

The Hawaii State Department of Education is committed to hiring highly qualified teachers in every classroom. With the exception of designated Career and Technology Education (CTE) positions, the minimum qualification to apply for a teacher, librarian or counselor position is a Bachelor's Degree.

If you are hired without completing a Teacher's Education Program, you have a maximum of 3 years to obtain a valid Hawaii teaching license. You must enroll in a Program to continue employment with the Department. Within each year of employment, you must satisfactorily demonstrate active pursuit towards meeting Hawaii licensing requirements, as set forth by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB). It is your responsibility to ensure the program you have enrolled is aligned with the teaching line you are hired in.

Upon hire you will need to have a valid Hawaii teaching license or Emergency Hire Permit. You may apply for your Hawaii teaching license on the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Website (

Supplemental Information

Please visit to review the eligibility requirements for all bonuses, differentials, and initial salary placement. To obtain a Hawaii Teaching License, which is required to receive any salary differentials, please apply with the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board at

For more information about this school, please visit their website at:

Certificated 10-Month Teachers enjoy a range of competitive benefits:
  • Compensation: 10-month teachers shall be compensated for the applicable Bargaining Unit 05 10-month salary schedule for working a 10-month work year. Salaries, Benefits, and Support - Teach in Hawaii
  • 18 Days of Paid Sick Leave and State/Federal Holidays: 10-month teachers receive 18 days of paid sick leave (of which 6 can be utilized for personal and/or professional development purposes) during the school year provided that all conditions under the respective collective bargaining agreement are met.
  • Health Insurance: If eligible, the State pays a part of the premiums for each employee's enrollment in a State sponsored Medical, Drug, Vision, and Adult Dental Plan. For more information, please visit the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund | Home to see premiums and contributions for Bargaining Unit 05 members.
  • Group Life Insurance: The State provides a free life insurance policy for employees and retirees.
  • Premium Conversion Plan: Participating employees may increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct the cost of health care premiums before payroll taxes are withheld.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Eligible employees can reduce their federal and state income taxes and social security taxes through a tax-savings benefit program called Island Flex ( This program allows employees to set aside money from their paychecks to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and eligible dependent care expenses on a BEFORE-TAX basis.
  • Retirement Plan: The State contributes to a retirement plan for eligible employees. Generally, employees with at least 10 years of credited service and who have reached 62 years of age or have 30 years of credited service and are 55 years old may retire and receive benefits. For more information, please visit ERS (
  • Tax Shelter Annuity (TSA): If eligible, Department employees are able to participate in a tax shelter annuity program. The TSA plan allows eligible employees to contribute pre-tax dollars to an employee-selected investment service provider authorized to provide TSA products.
  • Deferred Compensation: The State offers employees a tax deferred (sheltered) retirement investment program. This program is an opportunity to build a retirement nest egg through voluntary payroll deductions. Several investment options are available.
  • Temporary Disability Insurance: Qualified employees may be eligible to receive benefits for a disability caused by a non-work related injury or illness under this program.
  • Social Security: As an employer, the State also contributes to an employee's social security account.
  • Workers' Compensation: If an employee is injured while on the job, benefits covering medical expenses and partial wage support may be available through workers' compensation.
  • Union & Collective Bargaining: Employees have the right to join the union for collective bargaining with the State and employee representation. Some employee unions provide discounts, insurance and other opportunities. 12-Month Teachers are represented by the Hawaii State Teachers Association. More information can be found at by visiting the HSTA.
The above is intended as a general summary of the benefits offered and is subject to change. This does not constitute a contract or binding agreement. Benefits vary by type of employment appointment and collective bargaining agreements.

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