Shannon Graves

Shannon Graves – Head of School

L. Shannon Graves has been Head of Island School since July 1, 2015. He began his career in education as Upper School English teacher and basketball coach in Ohio and Hawaii. Since then he was Director of Residential Life, Lower and Middle School Principal, Upper School Principal and Assistant Head of School in Hawaii and Florida. He was appointed to the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools Board of Directors in 2016.

Mr. Graves’ family are all Island School Voyagers, wife Maria is an Elementary Teaching Assistant, children – Sara ’16, Joshua ’20 and Koa ’27.

In his free time he enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, reading, watching Xavier basketball and spending time with his family.


M.Ed Xavier University Administration

B.A. Morehead State University Journalism

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