Rodney Luke was appointed as an ACS WASC Commissioner representing the Hawaii State Department of Education. He became Assistant Superintendent for the State of Hawaii Department of Education in the Office of Strategy, Innovation, and Performance effective October 1, 2017. Prior to that, he served as a Complex Area Superintendent since 2012. Rodney started with the Hawaii DOE in 1991 and has worked as a principal, vice principal, and teacher.
Mr. Luke began his education career as a tutor and special program coordinator. He was hired as a teacher at Aliamanu Elementary in 1990. From 1991 to 1999, he taught at UH Laboratory School, Iroquois Point, Kaleiopuu and Holomua elementary schools. He transitioned to Waipahu Intermediate (2000-02), left the school to implement various initiatives as a district resource teacher in Leeward Oahu (2002-03), and later shifted roles to serve as Kapolei Elementary's curriculum coordinator (2003-05). He entered school administration in 2005 and served as vice principal at Kapolei Elementary (2005) and Holomua Elementary (2005-09), before serving as principal of Stevenson Middle (2009-11). Mr. Luke then served as complex area superintendent for the Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area (2011-17) and as interim assistant superintendent for OSIP from Oct. 1, 2017. Mr. Luke has a bachelor's degree and master of education degrees in education administration and teacher education curriculum studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.