Hawaii State Department of Education - Office of Talent ManagementProfessional Development & Educational Research Institute
School Level Leadership Development
Professional Development and Educational Research (PDERI)
The Professional Development and Educational Research Institute's (PDERI) goal is to prepare and provide a pool of qualified school leaders to meet the expectations of the Hawaii State Department of Education (Department) in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities to improve student learning in the public school system. PDERI provides research-based professional learning opportunities to support Department school leaders and is responsible to certify and train school administrators per Hawai’i Revised Statutes and Department policy.
"[E]ffective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role."
- Principal Pipelines: A Feasible, Affordable, and Effective Way for Districts to Improve Schools
Department school leaders collaboratively design, innovate and adapt systems which build communities to advance the success of ALL students.
Design and deliver high quality professional learning opportunities to support and empower reflective school leaders.