Summer 2012 - Department | Editor’s Note
Over the past 150 years, the ‘Iolani School community has shared big dreams and great accomplishments.
This year, we celebrate another amazing milestone as we welcome Dr. Timothy R. Cottrell as our next Head of School. This issue’s cover story describes our new leader, details the roots of his strong work ethic and impressive credentials, delves into his philosophy towards leadership, and conveys his vision for educating children in a rapidly changing world.
As our community comes to know Dr. Cottrell and to see him around campus and at school and community events, we will see for ourselves that his vision is in alignment with the mission of ‘Iolani School. That the relationship between this educator and the ‘Iolani School community, indeed, is a match made in heaven.
Yes, the installation of a new Head of School is a weighty matter for not only ‘Iolani School, but also for the future. Alumni think back to the headmaster or principal at the helm when they were students. Naturally, these questions have been asked lately: “How many past heads of school has ‘Iolani had?” or “What number is Dr. Cottrell?” The question is simple, yet the answer is complex because information from ‘Iolani’s earliest days is either unavailable or unclear.
...the installation of a new Head of School is a weighty matter for not only ‘Iolani School, but also for the future.The founding of ‘Iolani in 1863 was supported by King Kamehemaha IV and Queen Emma. Our origin is rooted in a several small schools at different locations on O‘ahu and Maui. ‘Iolani College was once located on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Cathedral before opening a campus in Nuuanu in 1927. We relocated the Lower School to the Ala Wai campus in 1946, while seventh through twelfth grade classes remained at the Nuuanu campus. ‘Iolani fully relocated to where we are now in 1953.
It was the foresight and determination of several Heads who brought the early versions of ‘Iolani together. Many of these leaders, educational pioneers of their time, are not common household names but, nonetheless, are part of our proud history and greatly contributed to the foundation of ‘Iolani today.
‘Iolani archivist Rose-Marie Panko and her assistant Lyn Vi Sumimoto researched and compiled the most complete list yet of all of ‘Iolani’s Heads of School. Giving new meaning to being detail oriented, they note, however, that the list was compiled from their sources in the Archives and is not definitive or all-inclusive. Also, some Heads served more than once and are listed twice in different years. As true historians, our ‘Iolani archivists are dedicated to the art of preserving accuracy over time.
The names of ‘Iolani’s past Heads proves how far we have all come. The future is even brighter.
|Scott, William Richard||1863||Principal||Lahainalalo|
|Mason, George Archdeacon||1863-64||Headmaster, Principal||St. Alban's 1863 Lahainalalo 1864|
|Ibbotson, Edmund J.||1863-65||Headmaster, Principal||St. Alban's|
|Hart, G.W.||1866, 1868||Principal||Lahaina Day School|
|Turner, Charles William||1866-68||Principal, Master||St. Alban's|
|Warren, Edward||1868||Principal, Master||Lahainalalo|
|Mason, George Archdeacon||1868-72||Principal||Lahainalalo 1868-71 St. Alban's 1869-72 Iolani College on Bates Street 1872|
|Atkinson, Alatau T.||||Master, Principal||St. Alban's|
|Williamson, C.T.||-1887||Principal, Master||St. Alban's|
|Swan, William Alexander||1873-74||Principal, Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Turner, Charles William||1873||Principal||St. Alban's|
|Atkinson, Alatau T.||1874-88||Principal||St. Alban's|
|Jones, Pierre||1874-88||Principal||St. Alban's|
|Clark, Abel Rev.||1875-80||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Suplee, Thomas D.||1879-80||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Baker, Brookes Ono||1880-81||Vice Principal, Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Willis, Alfred Bishop||1880||Principal||Bates Street|
|Whalley, Herbert||1882||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Swan, William Alexander||1882-84||Headmaster, Associate||Bates Street|
|White, C. Henry||1885-86||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Barnes, William Henry||1886||Headmaster, Principal||Bates Street|
|Clark, Abel||||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Kitcat, V.H.||1888||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Bush, John||1889-94||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Paetow, F.C.||1885||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Hughes, John V.||1896||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Fenn, R.J.||1897-98||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Lane, John||1898||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Fitz, Frank S.||1899||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Blackman, Leopold G.||1900||Headmaster||Bates Street|
|Fitz, Frank S.||1901-05||Headmaster, Principal||Bates Street|
|Morgan, J.B.||1906||Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Bliss, Witt H.||1907-09||Headmaster, Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Dodd, I. Neal.||1908||Headmaster||Cathedral grounds|
|Hall, Albert L.||1909-10||Headmaster, Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Saylor, Frank A.||1911-13||Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Kroll, Leopold||1913-17||Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Hinkley, Thurston R.||1917-19||Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Ottman, Donald R.||1920-21||Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Tracy, Leland H.||1922||Acting Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Caldwell, Roberta||1922||Acting Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Woods, Maitland||1922||Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Spencer, Robert S.||1923-25||Principal||Cathedral grounds|
|Hinckley, Thurston R.||1926-30||Principal||Cathedral grounds/Nuuanu Campus|
|Collins, James Philmore||1931||Acting Principal||Nuuanu Campus|
|Stone, Albert H.||1932-44||Headmaster, Principal||Nuuanu Campus|
|Young, Charles Herbert||1938-39||Acting Headmaster||Nuuanu Campus|
|Eshelman, John Carl||1941-42||Acting Headmaster||Nuuanu Campus|
|Buttles, W. William||1943-44||Acting Headmaster||Nuuanu Campus|
|Lyon-Vaiden, Arthur||1945-46||Headmaster||Nuuanu Campus|
|Monell, Ralph P.||1947-50||Headmaster||Nuuanu Campus|
|Parmiter, Charles A.||1951-54||Headmaster, Rector||Nuuanu Campus/Ala Wai Campus|
|McDonald, Canon Frederick||1955-59||Headmaster, Rector||Ala Wai Campus|
|MacLean, Burton A.||1960-70||Headmaster||Ala Wai Campus|
|Coon, David P.||1971-92||Headmaster||Ala Wai Campus|
|Miller, Thomas H.||1993-95||Headmaster||Ala Wai Campus|
|Iwashita, Val T.||1996-2012||Headmaster||Ala Wai Campus|