Mr. Palani Williams was born and raised in Kaimuki, Oahu. He attended Kamehameha since kindergarten and graduated in 1987. Mr. Williams played football, wrestling, waterpolo, riflery, and competed on the swim team at Kamehameha. He spent four years in the active duty Army as an Airborne Infantryman (11C). Mr. Williams was stationed for one year in Korea and spent the remainder of his enlistment at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division. While there, he participated in Operation Just Cause (Panama) and Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Mr. Williams also spent six years in the Hawaii Army National Guard and his unit was called to Kauai after Hurricane Iniki hit. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Art Education and a Master's Degree in Middle Level Education from UH Manoa. Mr.Williams has been the Art Teacher at KMS since 1995 and was also the advisor for the Meat Club. He has coached Kamehameha's Intermediate Girls Basketball team 2002-2004 and Kamehameha's Wrestling Team from 1991-2004. In 1999, as Head Coach, the team won it's third straight State Championship and he was awarded the ILH and State Coach of the Year for wrestling. Mr. Williams was honored to be the 2003 Hawaii Middle Level Educator of the Year. He enjoys playing sports, reading, doing art, watching movies, collecting anime cels, playing Texas Hold Em, and playing with his chihuahuas Pa'a and Pili.
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