Darrel is a lifelong educator who taught local high school social studies, was principal of Moanalua and Castle High Schools, King Intermediate, and Aiea Elementary School, and led systems as Deputy District Superintendent and operations as vice principal at Washington Middle, Radford High, and Moanalua High Schools. He also served as advanced technology state educational specialist and school leadership specialist,
Darrel was the Chairperson for the Hawai‘i High School Forum from 2007 to 2014, Hawai‘i’s 2010 National Distinguished High School Principal of the Year, Executive Director for the Education Institute of Hawaii, State Director of Implementation for Achieve3000, Chairperson for the Governor’s Every Student Succeeds Act Task Force, and member of the State Board of Education.
Darrel holds a BEd and Masters in EdAdmin from UH. He was born and raised in Hawai‘i and joined One Shared Future because of his passion for leadership excellence and commitment to servant leadership.