Elementary Faculty

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Elementary Faculty

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

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Alexia Byrne

Grade 3 • abyrne @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

Dora Chilton

Dora Chilton

Elementary Digital Innovation • dchilton @ ipahawaii.org

MFA in Art and Ecology – University of New Mexico

BA in Theater Design and Italian – Middlebury College

 

At IPA since 2019

 

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

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 r@ ipahawaii.org

BEd – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 

At IPA since 2014

Richard Hata

Richard Hata

Elementary Physical Education • rhata @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2020

Samantha Hodes-Der

Samantha Hodes-Der

Elementary Vice Principal / Counselor • 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

Anuhea Newsome

Anuhea Mertens-Newsome

Grade 1 • anewsome @ ipahawaii.org

BA in Sociology – University of Hawaiʻi
MA in Teaching – Chaminade University
MEd in Instructional Leadership – Chaminade University

 

At IPA since 2019

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

 

Steve Ross

Steve Ross

Elementary Principal • 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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Meiyi Shade

Elementary Mandarin • mshade @ ipahawaii.org

At IPA since 2021

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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