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Faculty & Staff Directory

Gerald Teramae

Gerald Teramae

Head of School • gteramae @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Educational Administration – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
PD in Elementary Education – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BA in Elementary Education – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

Gerald Teramae has been a teacher and school administrator in both the public and private schools. Gerald was an elementary school teacher at Maiʻli Elementary School, Kalihi Uka Elementary School and Honowai Elementary School. He was a school administrator at Waipahu Intermediate School, Nānākuli Intermediate and High School, Aliʻiolani Elementary School, Jarrett Middle School and Kalani High School. His most recent administrative position was at ʻIolani as Dean of Lower School.

At IPA since 2014

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Erinn Abragar

Erinn Abragar

Secondary Digital Art / Digital Media / Publishing • eabragar @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Cipriano Acuna, Jr.

Cipriano Acuna, Jr.

Security & Facilities • cacuna @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2016

Joy Aiwohi

Secondary Humanities • jaiwohi @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Learning Design and Technology – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
MEd in Curriculum Studies, Middle Level Education – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
BEd in Secondary Education – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2022

Warren Andrade

Warren Andrade

Secondary Art • wandrade @ ipahawaii.org

Leeward Community College
Pacific Martime Academy

At IPA since 2008

Ka'i'ini Aranaydo

Ka’i’inioku’upu’uwai Aranaydo

Advancement Operations • karanaydo @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Mike Armstrong, Jr.

Mike Armstrong, Jr.

Director of Facilities • marmstrong @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Public Administration – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2007

Rose Armstrong

Rose Armstrong

Receptionist • rarmstrong @ ipahawaii.org or receptionist @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Darci Asato-Garcia

Darci Asato-Garcia

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator • dasatogarcia @ ipahawaii.org

PD in Education – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

BEd – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2007

Ruthe Babas

Ruth Ann Babas

Elementary Music • rbabas @ ipahawaii.org

BM in Vocal Performance – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2004

Courtney Bailey

Courtney Bailey

Elementary Counselor • cbailey @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in School Psychology – Alliant International University
EdS in School Based Mental Health – Alliant International University
BS in Elementary Education – Eastern Kentucky University

 

At IPA since 2022

Jennifer Banquil

Jennifer Banquil

Advancement Officer - Parent & Alumni Liaison • jbanquil @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu
AA in Liberal Arts – Leeward Community College

 

At IPA since 2022

Jianna Baron

Jianna Baron

Associate Director of Admissions • jbaron @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

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Derek Birkmire

Secondary Science • dbirkmire @ ipahawaii.org

PhD in Chemistry – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BS in Chemistry – University of Delaware

 

At IPA since 2022

Seth Brownold

Seth Brownold

Secondary Physical Education • sbrownold @ ipahawaii.org

MEd – New England College
BA in American Studies – Dickinson College

 

At IPA since 2018

Midori Burton

Midori Burton

SECONDARY JAPANESE • MBURTON @ IPAHAWAII.ORG

MEd in Secondary Education Curriculum Studies – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2020

 

Jenna Butts

Jenna Butts

Secondary Design Technology (Long-term Substitute) • jbutts @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Secondary Education & English – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2022

Alexia Byrne

Alexia Byrne

Grade 3 • abyrne @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Aparna Cheerath

Aparna Cheerath

SECONDARY SCIENCE • ACHEERATH @ IPAHAWAII.ORG

MAppSc in Natural Resource Management – James Cook University

BSc in Life Sciences – James Cook University

Graduate Diploma in Education (K-12 and Special Education) – James Cook University

 

At IPA since 2020

Shayna Chu

Shayna Chu

Technology Support Specialist • schu @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2020

Tiny Chuberko

Virginia “Tiny” Chuberko

Grade K Teacher's Aide • tchuberko @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2008

Alyssa Chuberko

Alyssa Chuberko

Security & Facilities • facilities @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2017

Steve Cleveland

Steve Cleveland

Secondary History • scleveland @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Criminal Justice – California State University, Sacramento

Credential in Social Studies – California State University, Sonoma

Teaching Certificate, Grade 6-12 Social Studies – State of Hawaiʻi

 

At IPA since 2015

Katie Davis

Katie Davis

Elementary Art • kdavis @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Elementary Education – Lehigh University
BA in Art – Lafayette College
BA in Economics & Business – Lafayette College

 

At IPA since 2014

Megan Demesillo

Megan Demesillo

Supervisor of Technology •

At IPA since 2008

Carl Domenic

Carl Domenic

Elementary PE • cdomenic @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Brandi Dul

Brandi Dul

Secondary Art/Theatre • bdul @ ipahawaii.org

BFA – University of Texas, Austin

 

At IPA since 2011

Melanie Erice

Melanie Erice

Secondary English • merice @ ipahawaii.org

BA in English – Creative Writing and Fine Arts – Graphic Design

 

At IPA since 2021

Sheena Fajardo

Sheena Fajardo

Grade 2 • sfajardo @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Montessori – Chaminade University of Honolulu
BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2017

Christine Farias

Christine Farias

Middle School Counselor • cfarias @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Social Work – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa
At IPA since 2022
Sa'o Faulkner

Sa’ofetalai Faulkner

Grade 4 • sfaulkner @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BEd in Elementary Education – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2018

David Faust

David Faust

Security & Facilities • dfaust @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Ruby May Fernandez

Ruby May Fernandez

Student Activities Coordinator • rfernandez @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Molly Fromille

Molly Fromille

Secondary Mathematics • mfromille @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Instructional Design – Western Governors University
BA in Mathematics Education – Western Governors University
BA in Student Ministry – Cedarville University

 

At IPA since 2022

Terry Fuller

Terry Fuller

Elementary Science • tfulle [email protected] ipahawaii.org

BEd – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2014

Federico “David” Gonzalez

Federico “David” Gonzalez

Secondary Music (Long-term Substitute) • dgonzalez @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Music Education – University of Southern California
BA in Music Education – University of Southern California
AA in Art – El Camino College

 

At IPA since 2022

Susan Goya

Susan Goya

College, Career & Life Readiness Counselor • sgoya @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Social Sciences – University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2021

Zachary Grant

Zachary Grant

Summer & After School Programs Manager • zgrant @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Art – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2021

Laura Angel Guzman

Laura Angel Guzman

Secondary Spanish • lguzman @ ipahawaii.org

MEd – University of Phoenix

BS in International Business – Brigham Young University, Hawaiʻi

 

At IPA since 2005

Richard Hata

Richard Hata

Elementary Digital Innovation • rhata @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2020

Kui Hew Len

Kui Hew Len

Health Aide • khewlen @ ipahawaii.org

BS in Nursing – University of Phoenix

RN, Registered Nurse

National Board Certified School Nurse

 

At IPA since 2018

 

Samantha Hodes-Der

Samantha Hodes-Der

Elementary Principal • shodesder @ ipahawaii.org

BS in Child and Adolescent Studies – California State University, Fullerton
MA in Counseling & Pupil Personnel Service Credential – Chapman University
Preliminary Administrative Credential – University California, Irvine

 

At IPA since 2019

Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones

Sustainability & Innovation Coordinator • kjones @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2018

Linas Kalvaitis

Linas Kalvaitis

Secondary Math; Secondary Theory of Knowledge • lkalvaitis @ ipahawaii.org

MS in Anthropology – University of New Mexico

BA in Mathematics – New England College

 

At IPA since 2018

Gerika Kaopua

Gerika Kaopua

Secondary Student Support Counselor • gkaopua @ ipahawaii.org

MA is Counseling Psychology – University of Phoenix

BA in Public Health Administration- University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2019

 

Starr Kekoa

Grade K Teacher's Aide • skekoa @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2009

Be-Jay Kodama

Be-Jay Kodama

Director of Advancement • bkodama @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2018.

Jene Komine

Jené Komine

Secondary Art • jkomine @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Art – University of Hawaiʻi

 

At IPA since 2016

Momi Kuahiwinui

Momi Kuahiwinui

Grade K • mkuahiwinui @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Elementary Education – University of Phoenix
BA in Hawaiian Pacific Studies – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2005

Davinia Lau

Davinia Lau

Secondary English Teacher • dlau @ ipahawaii.org

MA in English – Indiana University

BS in Pre-Medicine – Hawaiʻi Pacific University

Professional Certificate in Secondary English Education – Hawaiʻi Pacific University

 

At IPA since 2020

 

Mina Law

Mina Law

Secondary Japanese • mlaw @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Secondary Education – Hawaiʻi Pacific University
BA in TESOL – Hawaiʻi Pacific University

 

At IPA since 2022

Seth Lee-Yee

Seth Lee-Yee

Grade 3 • sleeyee @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2017

Ashley Leon

Ashley Leon

Grade 1 • aleon @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Elementary Education – Trinity Western University

 

At IPA since 2012

Mitchell Bobo Miles

Mitchell Miles

Secondary ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi • mmiles @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Music – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2022

Tricia Murata

Tricia Murata

Advancement Communications Specialist • tmurata @ ipahawaii.org

PhD in Zoology – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

BSc in Biology – University of Victoria, BC

 

At IPA since 2016

Kent Nakata

Kent Nakata

Director of Technology • knakata @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2017

Harriet Ngethe

Harriet Ngethe

Director of Human Resources • hngethe @ ipahawaii.org

MSA in Human Resources Administration – Central Michigan University

BBA in Human Resources Management – Tarleton State University

 

At IPA since 2022

Justin Nunuha

Justin Nunuha

Security & Faciilties • jnunuha @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Jorge Ochoa

Jorge Ochoa

Secondary Vice Principal • jochoa @ ipahawaii.org

JD – City University of New York School of Law

BA – Pace University

 

At IPA since 2014

Nicole Ogimi

Nicole Ogimi

Grade 4 • nogimi @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Elementary Education – Chaminade University

 

At IPA since 2018

Valeen Ohira

Valeen Ohira

Grade 1 Teacher Aide • vohira @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2019

Evelyn Okimoto

Evelyn Okimoto

Secondary Office Assistant • eokimoto @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Anthropology – Lawrence University

 

At IPA since 2017

Fei Rao

Fei Rao

Elementary Mandarin • frao @ ipahawaii.org

MPA in Public Administration – University of Southern California

 

At IPA since 2017

Tommy Reyes-Huynh

Tommy Reyes-Huynh

Secondary Physical Education • treyeshuynh @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2007

U'ilani Reynolds

Uʻilani Reynolds

Elementary ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi • ureynolds @ ipahawaii.org

MEdT in Elementary and Hawaiian Language Immersion Education – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

BAS in Hawaiian Language – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2019

 

Michelle Richardson

Michelle Richardson

Grade 1 • mrichardson @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Elementary Education – University of Colorado at Denver
Praxis Certification in Elementary Education

 

At IPA since 2022

Steve Ross

Steve Ross

Assistant Head of School • sross @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Educational Leadership – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
MA in Educational Counseling – University of Phoenix
BA in Elementary Education – Central Connecticut State University

 

At IPA since 2011

Rebecca Rudder

Rebecca Rudder

Grade K • rrudder @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Reading – Auburn University

BS in Family and Consumer Sciences – Lipscomb University

 

At IPA since 2006

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Carolyn Schaab

Secondary Science • cschaab @ ipahawaii.org

PhD in Engineering in Materials, Structural and Energy Engineering – University of the Ryukyus
MS in Civil Engineering – University of the Ryukyus
BS in Physics – James Madison University

 

At IPA since 2021

Jillian Steele

Jillian Steele

Secondary Design Technology; Jewelry Making • jsteele @ ipahawaii.org

BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing – Rhode Island School of Design
Graduate Gemologist Diploma – Gemological Institute of America

 

At IPA since 2019

Kitty Tackett

Kitty Tackett

Grade 2 • ktackett @ ipahawaii.org

BS in Early Childhood Education – College of Charleston

 

At IPA since 2021

 

Greg Terhune

Greg Terhune

Director of Athletics • gterhune @ ipahawaii.org

MPA in Public Administration – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BS in Recreation Management – Ferris State University
Alt. Certification in Career and Technical Education – Leeward Community College
RAA – Registered Athletic Administrator

 

At IPA since 2012

Yoshiko Tokuda

Yoshiko Tokuda

Secondary Japanese • ytokuda @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Education – Kyoto Women’s University
BL in Japanese Law – Okayama University

 

At IPA since 2021

 

Kelsey Uehira

Kelsey Uehira

Registrar & Student Information Systems Manager • registrar @ ipahawaii.org or kuehira @ ipahawaii.org

BA – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

At IPA since 2020

 

Lisa Uesugi

Lisa Uesugi

Grade 5 • luesugi @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Elementary Education – Chaminade University
BFA in Art – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2016

Gail Vannatta

Gail Vannatta

Secondary Principal • vannatta @ ipahawaii.org

MEd Curriculum and Instruction – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2022

Shannon Vasilash

Shannon Vasilash

Executive Assistant to the Head of School / Administration Office Manager • svasilash @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2010

Joseph Villaluz

Joseph Villaluz

Grade 5 • jvillaluz @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Elementary Education – San Francisco State University

BA in History / Minor Education – University of California at Santa Cruz

 

At IPA since 2017

Kerri Vincent

Kerri Vincent

Elementary Office Manager • kvincent @ ipahawaii.org

AS in Food Service Management – Kapiʻolani Community College

 

At IPA since 2004

Emily Walker

Emily Walker

Secondary Science • ewalker @ ipahawaii.org

MA Secondary Science Education – Teachers College, Columbia University
MA Biology – Clark University
BA Biology – Clark University
BA Theater – Clark University
CLD and CCCE – CAPPA

 

At IPA since 2021

Aiddy Weisbecker

Aiddy Weisbecker

Secondary Spanish • aweisbecker @ ipahawaii.org

MA – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2007

Devon Widmer

Devon Widmer

Secondary Design Technology • dwidmer @ ipahawaii.org

PhD in Physical Chemistry – UCLA
MS in Chemistry – UCLA
BS in Chemistry and BA in English Literature – Denison University

 

At IPA since 2022

Owen Williams

Owen Williams

Secondary English; Secondary Humanities • owilliams @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Literature – Washington State University

BA in Theater Studies – Duke University

 

At IPA since 2018

Kyle Willmann

Kyle Willmann

Secondary Mathematics • kwillmann @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Elizabeth Wrazien

Elizabeth Wrazien

Secondary English • ewrazien @ ipahawaii.org

BA – University of Scranton

Masters in Teaching – Saint Martin’s University

 

At IPA since 2019

Sabine Yamamura

Sabine Yamamura

Secondary History • syamamura @ ipahawaii.org

BA in English – Brigham Young University, Hawaiʻi

 

At IPA since 2006

Xi Yang

Xi Yang

Elementary Mandarin • xyang @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Sharon Yoshida

Sharon Yoshida

Director of Finance • syoshida @ ipahawaii.org

BBA in Accounting – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

MAcc – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Certified Public Accountant (not in public practice)

 

At IPA since 2019

 

Elementary

Darci Asato-Garcia

Darci Asato-Garcia

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator • dasatogarcia @ ipahawaii.org

PD in Education – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

BEd – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2007

Ruthe Babas

Ruth Ann Babas

Elementary Music • rbabas @ ipahawaii.org

BM in Vocal Performance – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2004

Courtney Bailey

Courtney Bailey

Elementary Counselor • cbailey @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in School Psychology – Alliant International University
EdS in School Based Mental Health – Alliant International University
BS in Elementary Education – Eastern Kentucky University

 

At IPA since 2022

Alexia Byrne

Alexia Byrne

Grade 3 • abyrne @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Tiny Chuberko

Virginia “Tiny” Chuberko

Grade K Teacher's Aide • tchuberko @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2008

Katie Davis

Katie Davis

Elementary Art • kdavis @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Elementary Education – Lehigh University
BA in Art – Lafayette College
BA in Economics & Business – Lafayette College

 

At IPA since 2014

Carl Domenic

Carl Domenic

Elementary PE • cdomenic @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Sheena Fajardo

Sheena Fajardo

Grade 2 • sfajardo @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Montessori – Chaminade University of Honolulu
BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2017

Sa'o Faulkner

Sa’ofetalai Faulkner

Grade 4 • sfaulkner @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BEd in Elementary Education – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2018

Terry Fuller

Terry Fuller

Elementary Science • tfulle [email protected] ipahawaii.org

BEd – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2014

Richard Hata

Richard Hata

Elementary Digital Innovation • rhata @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2020

Samantha Hodes-Der

Samantha Hodes-Der

Elementary Principal • shodesder @ ipahawaii.org

BS in Child and Adolescent Studies – California State University, Fullerton
MA in Counseling & Pupil Personnel Service Credential – Chapman University
Preliminary Administrative Credential – University California, Irvine

 

At IPA since 2019

Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones

Sustainability & Innovation Coordinator • kjones @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2018

Starr Kekoa

Grade K Teacher's Aide • skekoa @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2009

Momi Kuahiwinui

Momi Kuahiwinui

Grade K • mkuahiwinui @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Elementary Education – University of Phoenix
BA in Hawaiian Pacific Studies – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2005

Seth Lee-Yee

Seth Lee-Yee

Grade 3 • sleeyee @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2017

Ashley Leon

Ashley Leon

Grade 1 • aleon @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Elementary Education – Trinity Western University

 

At IPA since 2012

Nicole Ogimi

Nicole Ogimi

Grade 4 • nogimi @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Elementary Education – Chaminade University

 

At IPA since 2018

Valeen Ohira

Valeen Ohira

Grade 1 Teacher Aide • vohira @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2019

Fei Rao

Fei Rao

Elementary Mandarin • frao @ ipahawaii.org

MPA in Public Administration – University of Southern California

 

At IPA since 2017

U'ilani Reynolds

Uʻilani Reynolds

Elementary ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi • ureynolds @ ipahawaii.org

MEdT in Elementary and Hawaiian Language Immersion Education – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

BAS in Hawaiian Language – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2019

 

Michelle Richardson

Michelle Richardson

Grade 1 • mrichardson @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Elementary Education – University of Colorado at Denver
Praxis Certification in Elementary Education

 

At IPA since 2022

Rebecca Rudder

Rebecca Rudder

Grade K • rrudder @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Reading – Auburn University

BS in Family and Consumer Sciences – Lipscomb University

 

At IPA since 2006

Kitty Tackett

Kitty Tackett

Grade 2 • ktackett @ ipahawaii.org

BS in Early Childhood Education – College of Charleston

 

At IPA since 2021

 

Lisa Uesugi

Lisa Uesugi

Grade 5 • luesugi @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Elementary Education – Chaminade University
BFA in Art – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2016

Joseph Villaluz

Joseph Villaluz

Grade 5 • jvillaluz @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Elementary Education – San Francisco State University

BA in History / Minor Education – University of California at Santa Cruz

 

At IPA since 2017

Xi Yang

Xi Yang

Elementary Mandarin • xyang @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Secondary

Erinn Abragar

Erinn Abragar

Secondary Digital Art / Digital Media / Publishing • eabragar @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Joy Aiwohi

Secondary Humanities • jaiwohi @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Learning Design and Technology – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
MEd in Curriculum Studies, Middle Level Education – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
BEd in Secondary Education – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2022

Warren Andrade

Warren Andrade

Secondary Art • wandrade @ ipahawaii.org

Leeward Community College
Pacific Martime Academy

At IPA since 2008

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Derek Birkmire

Secondary Science • dbirkmire @ ipahawaii.org

PhD in Chemistry – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BS in Chemistry – University of Delaware

 

At IPA since 2022

Seth Brownold

Seth Brownold

Secondary Physical Education • sbrownold @ ipahawaii.org

MEd – New England College
BA in American Studies – Dickinson College

 

At IPA since 2018

Midori Burton

Midori Burton

SECONDARY JAPANESE • MBURTON @ IPAHAWAII.ORG

MEd in Secondary Education Curriculum Studies – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2020

 

Jenna Butts

Jenna Butts

Secondary Design Technology (Long-term Substitute) • jbutts @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Secondary Education & English – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2022

Aparna Cheerath

Aparna Cheerath

SECONDARY SCIENCE • ACHEERATH @ IPAHAWAII.ORG

MAppSc in Natural Resource Management – James Cook University

BSc in Life Sciences – James Cook University

Graduate Diploma in Education (K-12 and Special Education) – James Cook University

 

At IPA since 2020

Steve Cleveland

Steve Cleveland

Secondary History • scleveland @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Criminal Justice – California State University, Sacramento

Credential in Social Studies – California State University, Sonoma

Teaching Certificate, Grade 6-12 Social Studies – State of Hawaiʻi

 

At IPA since 2015

Brandi Dul

Brandi Dul

Secondary Art/Theatre • bdul @ ipahawaii.org

BFA – University of Texas, Austin

 

At IPA since 2011

Melanie Erice

Melanie Erice

Secondary English • merice @ ipahawaii.org

BA in English – Creative Writing and Fine Arts – Graphic Design

 

At IPA since 2021

Christine Farias

Christine Farias

Middle School Counselor • cfarias @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Social Work – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa
At IPA since 2022
Ruby May Fernandez

Ruby May Fernandez

Student Activities Coordinator • rfernandez @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Molly Fromille

Molly Fromille

Secondary Mathematics • mfromille @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Instructional Design – Western Governors University
BA in Mathematics Education – Western Governors University
BA in Student Ministry – Cedarville University

 

At IPA since 2022

Federico “David” Gonzalez

Federico “David” Gonzalez

Secondary Music (Long-term Substitute) • dgonzalez @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Music Education – University of Southern California
BA in Music Education – University of Southern California
AA in Art – El Camino College

 

At IPA since 2022

Susan Goya

Susan Goya

College, Career & Life Readiness Counselor • sgoya @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Social Sciences – University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2021

Laura Angel Guzman

Laura Angel Guzman

Secondary Spanish • lguzman @ ipahawaii.org

MEd – University of Phoenix

BS in International Business – Brigham Young University, Hawaiʻi

 

At IPA since 2005

Linas Kalvaitis

Linas Kalvaitis

Secondary Math; Secondary Theory of Knowledge • lkalvaitis @ ipahawaii.org

MS in Anthropology – University of New Mexico

BA in Mathematics – New England College

 

At IPA since 2018

Gerika Kaopua

Gerika Kaopua

Secondary Student Support Counselor • gkaopua @ ipahawaii.org

MA is Counseling Psychology – University of Phoenix

BA in Public Health Administration- University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2019

 

Jene Komine

Jené Komine

Secondary Art • jkomine @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Art – University of Hawaiʻi

 

At IPA since 2016

Davinia Lau

Davinia Lau

Secondary English Teacher • dlau @ ipahawaii.org

MA in English – Indiana University

BS in Pre-Medicine – Hawaiʻi Pacific University

Professional Certificate in Secondary English Education – Hawaiʻi Pacific University

 

At IPA since 2020

 

Mina Law

Mina Law

Secondary Japanese • mlaw @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Secondary Education – Hawaiʻi Pacific University
BA in TESOL – Hawaiʻi Pacific University

 

At IPA since 2022

Mitchell Bobo Miles

Mitchell Miles

Secondary ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi • mmiles @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Music – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2022

Jorge Ochoa

Jorge Ochoa

Secondary Vice Principal • jochoa @ ipahawaii.org

JD – City University of New York School of Law

BA – Pace University

 

At IPA since 2014

Tommy Reyes-Huynh

Tommy Reyes-Huynh

Secondary Physical Education • treyeshuynh @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2007

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Carolyn Schaab

Secondary Science • cschaab @ ipahawaii.org

PhD in Engineering in Materials, Structural and Energy Engineering – University of the Ryukyus
MS in Civil Engineering – University of the Ryukyus
BS in Physics – James Madison University

 

At IPA since 2021

Jillian Steele

Jillian Steele

Secondary Design Technology; Jewelry Making • jsteele @ ipahawaii.org

BFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing – Rhode Island School of Design
Graduate Gemologist Diploma – Gemological Institute of America

 

At IPA since 2019

Yoshiko Tokuda

Yoshiko Tokuda

Secondary Japanese • ytokuda @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Education – Kyoto Women’s University
BL in Japanese Law – Okayama University

 

At IPA since 2021

 

Gail Vannatta

Gail Vannatta

Secondary Principal • vannatta @ ipahawaii.org

MEd Curriculum and Instruction – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2022

Emily Walker

Emily Walker

Secondary Science • ewalker @ ipahawaii.org

MA Secondary Science Education – Teachers College, Columbia University
MA Biology – Clark University
BA Biology – Clark University
BA Theater – Clark University
CLD and CCCE – CAPPA

 

At IPA since 2021

Aiddy Weisbecker

Aiddy Weisbecker

Secondary Spanish • aweisbecker @ ipahawaii.org

MA – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2007

Devon Widmer

Devon Widmer

Secondary Design Technology • dwidmer @ ipahawaii.org

PhD in Physical Chemistry – UCLA
MS in Chemistry – UCLA
BS in Chemistry and BA in English Literature – Denison University

 

At IPA since 2022

Owen Williams

Owen Williams

Secondary English; Secondary Humanities • owilliams @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Literature – Washington State University

BA in Theater Studies – Duke University

 

At IPA since 2018

Kyle Willmann

Kyle Willmann

Secondary Mathematics • kwillmann @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Elizabeth Wrazien

Elizabeth Wrazien

Secondary English • ewrazien @ ipahawaii.org

BA – University of Scranton

Masters in Teaching – Saint Martin’s University

 

At IPA since 2019

Sabine Yamamura

Sabine Yamamura

Secondary History • syamamura @ ipahawaii.org

BA in English – Brigham Young University, Hawaiʻi

 

At IPA since 2006

Staff

Cipriano Acuna, Jr.

Cipriano Acuna, Jr.

Security & Facilities • cacuna @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2016

Ka'i'ini Aranaydo

Ka’i’inioku’upu’uwai Aranaydo

Advancement Operations • karanaydo @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Mike Armstrong, Jr.

Mike Armstrong, Jr.

Director of Facilities • marmstrong @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Public Administration – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2007

Rose Armstrong

Rose Armstrong

Receptionist • rarmstrong @ ipahawaii.org or receptionist @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Courtney Bailey

Courtney Bailey

Elementary Counselor • cbailey @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in School Psychology – Alliant International University
EdS in School Based Mental Health – Alliant International University
BS in Elementary Education – Eastern Kentucky University

 

At IPA since 2022

Jennifer Banquil

Jennifer Banquil

Advancement Officer - Parent & Alumni Liaison • jbanquil @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu
AA in Liberal Arts – Leeward Community College

 

At IPA since 2022

Jianna Baron

Jianna Baron

Associate Director of Admissions • jbaron @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Shayna Chu

Shayna Chu

Technology Support Specialist • schu @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2020

Alyssa Chuberko

Alyssa Chuberko

Security & Facilities • facilities @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2017

Megan Demesillo

Megan Demesillo

Supervisor of Technology •

At IPA since 2008

Christine Farias

Christine Farias

Middle School Counselor • cfarias @ ipahawaii.org

MA in Social Work – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BA in Psychology – University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa
At IPA since 2022
David Faust

David Faust

Security & Facilities • dfaust @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Ruby May Fernandez

Ruby May Fernandez

Student Activities Coordinator • rfernandez @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Susan Goya

Susan Goya

College, Career & Life Readiness Counselor • sgoya @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Social Sciences – University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2021

Zachary Grant

Zachary Grant

Summer & After School Programs Manager • zgrant @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Art – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2021

Kui Hew Len

Kui Hew Len

Health Aide • khewlen @ ipahawaii.org

BS in Nursing – University of Phoenix

RN, Registered Nurse

National Board Certified School Nurse

 

At IPA since 2018

 

Samantha Hodes-Der

Samantha Hodes-Der

Elementary Principal • shodesder @ ipahawaii.org

BS in Child and Adolescent Studies – California State University, Fullerton
MA in Counseling & Pupil Personnel Service Credential – Chapman University
Preliminary Administrative Credential – University California, Irvine

 

At IPA since 2019

Gerika Kaopua

Gerika Kaopua

Secondary Student Support Counselor • gkaopua @ ipahawaii.org

MA is Counseling Psychology – University of Phoenix

BA in Public Health Administration- University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu

 

At IPA since 2019

 

Be-Jay Kodama

Be-Jay Kodama

Director of Advancement • bkodama @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2018.

Tricia Murata

Tricia Murata

Advancement Communications Specialist • tmurata @ ipahawaii.org

PhD in Zoology – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

BSc in Biology – University of Victoria, BC

 

At IPA since 2016

Kent Nakata

Kent Nakata

Director of Technology • knakata @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2017

Harriet Ngethe

Harriet Ngethe

Director of Human Resources • hngethe @ ipahawaii.org

MSA in Human Resources Administration – Central Michigan University

BBA in Human Resources Management – Tarleton State University

 

At IPA since 2022

Justin Nunuha

Justin Nunuha

Security & Faciilties • jnunuha @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2022

Jorge Ochoa

Jorge Ochoa

Secondary Vice Principal • jochoa @ ipahawaii.org

JD – City University of New York School of Law

BA – Pace University

 

At IPA since 2014

Evelyn Okimoto

Evelyn Okimoto

Secondary Office Assistant • eokimoto @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Anthropology – Lawrence University

 

At IPA since 2017

Steve Ross

Steve Ross

Assistant Head of School • sross @ ipahawaii.org

MEd in Educational Leadership – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
MA in Educational Counseling – University of Phoenix
BA in Elementary Education – Central Connecticut State University

 

At IPA since 2011

Greg Terhune

Greg Terhune

Director of Athletics • gterhune @ ipahawaii.org

MPA in Public Administration – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
BS in Recreation Management – Ferris State University
Alt. Certification in Career and Technical Education – Leeward Community College
RAA – Registered Athletic Administrator

 

At IPA since 2012

Kelsey Uehira

Kelsey Uehira

Registrar & Student Information Systems Manager • registrar @ ipahawaii.org or kuehira @ ipahawaii.org

BA – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

At IPA since 2020

 

Shannon Vasilash

Shannon Vasilash

Executive Assistant to the Head of School / Administration Office Manager • svasilash @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2010

Kerri Vincent

Kerri Vincent

Elementary Office Manager • kvincent @ ipahawaii.org

AS in Food Service Management – Kapiʻolani Community College

 

At IPA since 2004

Sharon Yoshida

Sharon Yoshida

Director of Finance • syoshida @ ipahawaii.org

BBA in Accounting – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

MAcc – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Certified Public Accountant (not in public practice)

 

At IPA since 2019