Principal's Message

Aloha Alvah Scott Students, Families and Community Members,


I am very honored to join the Alvah Scott community and I am committed to fulfilling Scott’s vision of ensuring students are responsible, productive citizens who will become life-long learners.


I come to Alvah Scott from Moanalua High School, where I served as a proud Vice Principal the last couple of years.  Prior to moving to Hawaii, I served as the Principal of Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia. Currently I reside in Waimanalo with the love of my life and our wonderful dog, Ipo. I am a graduate of Michigan State University, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Johns Hopkins University, where I earned my Masters in Administration and Supervision.


In my 28 years of experience as an educator, I have served as a 2nd and 5th grade teacher, Staff Professional Development Coordinator, a Vice Principal and Principal. In all I have done, I have always maintained that the best job on the planet is to be a Principal!  I wake up every day excited for the opportunities that I know I will encounter throughout the day and honestly cannot wait until the school day begins!


Alvah Scott Elementary is an incredibly caring community. I have already experienced a warm welcome, and look forward to extending that welcome to you throughout the school year.  Let’s begin the hard, but extremely valuable work, of ensuring the success of our students and staff in seeing our vision brought to life.


Alvah Scott Elementary is very proud to be Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) accredited. This means our school went through a rigorous reporting cycle to ensure we are an excellent learning environment for students. WASC accreditation is a process schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals. WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle of quality. Schools assess their program and the impact on student learning with respect to the WASC Criteria and intricate accreditation factors.  Our community can rest assured their children are receiving a rigorous quality education at Alvah Scott.



William (Bill) Olk