Francine Flores of Maui’s King Kamehameha III Elementary School selected as DOE Employee of the Year


KHON2 wants to congratulate the Department of Education’s Employee of the Year.

She is Francine Flores, a custodian at Maui’s King Kamehameha III Elementary School.

She’s been there for 32 years.

Francine has worked tirelessly to keep the grounds of King Kamehameha III Elementary School beautiful, safe and meticulously groomed.  

Her ability to anticipate issues, combined with her self-starting nature, has produced solutions to potential problems before they develop.  

These traits have made her a consistent favorite among students, parents and staff.  

Her hard work and dedication have played a major role in making the King Kamehameha III Elementary campus stand out as an example for all schools. 

“The success of our students is founded on the hard work and dedication of our employees and we want to take every opportunity to spotlight the great work that’s happening at our schools,” said Dr. Christina Kishimoto, HIDOE Superintendent.  “From daily operations like school lunch preparation to our professional development trainings and multi-year plans, the work of our employees guide the progress of education in Hawaii and these awards recognize only a small fraction of our collective efforts.” 

The Windward District Academic Integration team was named the DOE’s team of the year.

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