Brad Kusunoki

  • Island: Oahu
  • Class: School Counselor
  • Years of Teaching: 13
  • Field/Office: Alvah Scott Elementary
  • Complex Area: Aiea-Moanalua-Radford
  • Home Town: Kailua, Hawaii
  • District: Central
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What do you think is the Hawaii Department of Education’s greatest strength?

Hawaii is one giant school district, so it is the public’s main focus on all things education related. Everything that goes on, good and bad, is under the public’s watchful eye and the public will speak up if something’s not right.

What do you think is the greatest strength about the complex area that you work in? What is your complex area known for?

My complex is vastly diverse. There is no one major ethnic background that dominates each school.

What are some fun activities that individuals enjoy doing outside school hours within the COMPLEX AREA that you represent?

Visiting Pearlridge shopping center, going to the beach, spending time with family and friends.

What are some fun activities that individuals enjoy doing outside school hours on the ISLAND that you work at?

Anything beach and outdoor-related, golfing, hiking, fishing, eating

What do you enjoy most about the students you teach in Hawaii?

Diversity, every student is different in many ways and each brings a different perspective to the school.

What do YOU enjoy doing in your free time while in Hawaii?

I enjoy visiting my family and friends.

What’s YOUR favorite local food on your island? How would you describe the food?

Chinese food from Chinatown. It’s like any Chinatown, but with Hawaii’s own take on some of the dishes.

What’s your favorite place to eat on your island? What kind of food is it?

Zippy’s- burgers, sandwiches, all daybreakfast, local/multi-ethnical plate lunches, and it’s open 24 hours.