Kevin T. Hayakawa
Born and raised in Rowland Heights, Dr. Hayakawa is a proud International baccalaureate alumnus of John A. Rowland High School. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in physics and astrophysics. Dr. Hayakawa holds a Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from UCLA. He has 7+ years of teaching experience in physics and astronomy in all three public systems of higher education in California: University of California, California State University (CSU), and California Community Colleges. Dr. Hayakawa exclusively attended elementary, middle, and high school within Trustee Area 5—at Ybarra Academy, Telesis Academy, and Rowland High School. He can bring a unique former student perspective to the Rowland Unified School District Board of Education. It’s time to finally elect a school board member who attended local public schools in the 21st century.
As a CSU physics professor with firsthand experience teaching on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Hayakawa understands the severity of learning loss students have gone through over the past two and a half years. He will be a champion for social justice, climate justice, and reproductive justice. As a local elected water board member, Dr. Hayakawa is proud to have saved ratepayers $10 million through smart and strategic bond refinancing and passed two $40+ million balanced budgets with surpluses two years in a row.