Punahou welcomes Gustavo Carrera as Academy Principal, serving faculty and students in grades 9 – 12. Joining Punahou on July 1, he follows former Academy Principal Emily McCarren as she departs to become the head of Keystone Academy in Beijing.
Carrera, an accomplished academic leader and teacher, is the recipient of national teaching awards from the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Historical Association, and the World History Association. He holds a B.A. in History from Columbia University, an M.A. in Teaching American History and Government from Ashland University, and has completed advanced graduate work at Rutgers University.
A native of Argentina, Carrera began his teaching career at New York’s Riverdale Country School in 2001. At Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Massachusetts from 2007 – 2018, he served as a high school history and social sciences department head, faculty member, new faculty coordinator and led an effort to increase global education. In 2018, he assumed the position of Head of the Upper School at Shore Country Day School in Massachusetts.
“Gustavo is well-prepared to advance Punahou’s strategic objectives for teaching and learning,” said Punahou President Mike Latham ’86. “He is strongly committed to faculty development and parent engagement as well, and I am confident that he will make vital contributions here. A native of Argentina, Gustavo also brings the perspective of someone who has repeatedly crossed cultural borders, and he is excited to find a new home at Punahou while advancing the diverse and inclusive character of our own community.”