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Executive Director & CEO

Jennifer Sagon-Taeza, EdD is the founder and Executive Director of REAL Innovative Connections. Jenn holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, specializing in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment. She has created many innovative educational programs geared toward the history of Hawaiʻi, World War II in the Pacific, and Peace Education. These educational programs have supported youth, educators, and life-long learners. Many of her specialized educational programs are still in use today by the National Park Service at Pearl Harbor National Memorial.


Jenn has received many accolades in the past few years for her hard work and dedication. Her programs have gained national and international attention for bringing awareness often forgotten historical observations of World War II. She has also developed successful school readiness programs for incoming kindergarteners and her first children’s book series will be released late 2021. 

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