In Memoriam: Po’o Kula Lee Ann DeLima


Photo by Ka Leo o Nā Koa

Poʻo Kula Lee Ann DeLima, beloved head of school

Po’o Kula Lee Ann DeLima, headmaster of Kamehameha Schools Maui, passed on quietly on Saturday, Nov. 7, after an intense, yet brief health battle.

Update: Two services have been scheduled. Aloha attire is requested at both.

Friday, November 20

Location:        Kamehameha Schools Maui- Keōpūolani Hale

Visitation:      5:30pm

Service:          6:30pm

Saturday, November 21

Location:        LDS Maui Lani Stake Center, 1300 Maui Lani Parkway, Kahului

Visitation:      9:00am

Service:          12:30pm

Burial:            2:00pm, Maui Memorial Park

Po’o Kula DeLima

This biographical material is taken from Po’o Kula’s school blog profile:

003“Lee Ann DeLima began her career at Kamehameha Schools Maui in October 1999 as Vice-Principal/Counselor. [She] has served in various roles at KS Maui – from 2001 to 2006, she has served as Interim K-8 Principal, Middle School Principal, Interim High School Principal and Acting Headmaster.  In December 2006, [Mrs. DeLima] was appointed Poʻo Kula (Head of School) for Kamehameha Schools Maui.

[Her] career in education began at Maunaloa Elementary School on the island of Moloka‘i.  [Po’o Kula] has been a teacher, a summer school director for the Kamehameha Schools/State Department of Education, and a Hawaiian Studies Resource teacher.  Prior to joining Kamehameha Schools Maui, [she] was Vice Principal at Baldwin High School.

Mrs. DeLima is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University of Hawai‘i, a Masters of Science degree in Educational Administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and [was] working towards her doctoral degree with the University of Phoenix.  [She was] married to Henry DeLima and they have three children: two of whom have graduated from KS Maui; a ’11 graduate attending University of Hawaiʻi Maui College and an ’08 graduate attending Brigham Young University of Hawaiʻi at Lāʻie; and a graduate of Maui High School, employed in the restaurant business.”

Update: Mr. and Mrs. DeLima also recently welcomed the birth of their first grandson.

Ka Leo o Nā Koa grieves the loss of this energetic, caring, and optimistic school leader, who was a strong supporter of the scholastic journalism program at Kamehameha Maui.

In our role as a public forum, we encourage our ʻohana and readership to contribute to this posting by sharing memories, messages, and well wishes in the comments section below.

A hui hou, Mrs. DeLima.