Welcome to the Kea’au Middle School’s Principalʻs website. Iʻm excited to launch our site and to have you virtually visit us. Explore and meet our faculty and staff, familiarize yourself with our vision and mission, and get to know our ʻohana nui and our kīnana hale.
We are the home of the proud Greenwaves. As the waves of the sugar cane swayed in the breezes of
Puna in the past, today we cultivate our students as our seedlings for the future.
Middle school years are the most exciting of our students' lives as they venture through their
adolescent development. We provide them with opportunities to learn, grow, and explore. Most of all, we make school a fun place to be. Join us and see what is going on at Kea’au Middle School on the GREENWAVE WAY tab above.
E Komo Mai!
Elna M. Gomes, Principal
Education: Bachelors in Elementary Education, Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
I have been employed with the Hawaii Department of Education for more than 30 years. I began my teaching career at Hilo Intermediate, followed by 23 years at Kea'au Elementary and Intermediate School, Kea'au Middle School, and Mt. View Elementary. My administrative assignments have been at Mt. View Elementary and Pahoa High and Intermediate schools as Vice Prinicpal.
The best day of my life was when I became the Principal of Kea'au Middle School in the 2013-2014 school year.