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Ms. Momi with her former students from the IPA Class of 2018.

15 Years of Service: Momi Kuahiwinui

Momi Kuahiwinui joined ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY as the Kindergarten teacher on November 18, 2004. Over the past 15 years, she has been a caring teacher of the littlest ones and has worked to promote the knowledge and appreciation of the Hawaiian culture. She is one of seven current IPA faculty and staff members who are celebrating their 15th year of service.
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Laura Angel Guzman

15 Years of Service: Laura Angel Guzman

Laura Guzman knows that ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is a special learning place where, with the right mind and heart, great things can happen. Guzman joined IPA on June 27, 2005 as the Secondary Spanish teacher, where she has continued for the past 15 years. She is one of seven current IPA faculty and staff members who are celebrating their 15th year of service.
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Students working in a taro patch

Make a Difference Day Gets Students Out into the Community

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s students give back to their community in many ways throughout the year, but IPA’s annual Make a Difference Day (MADD) provides an opportunity for the entire Secondary student body to contribute to the community in a meaningful way.
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Stan Vincent

15 Years of Service: Stan Vincent

When Stan Vincent attended that first organizational meeting in 2003 for a new school in Kapolei, he probably couldn’t have imagined that he would be celebrating 15 years of service in 2020. Vincent joined IPA as the Middle school science teacher on July 20, 2005, and is one of seven current IPA faculty and staff members who are celebrating their 15th year of service.
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Zac Tocher

IPA Alumnus Helps Make Class of 2020 Commencement Memorable

Zachary Tocher ‘18 wanted to help give IPA's class of 2020 something that was meaningful for their graduation, so he jumped at the opportunity to help create their virtual commencement video.
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Australian wildlife buttons

IPA Design Technology Students Help Community

This year, the Grade 6 students used the design thinking process to create useful and creative solutions that addressed real-world problems for several organizations in the local and international community, including Wahiawa Botanical Garden, the Australian National Park Service, and Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae.
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