Aloha! Born and raised on O’ahu, I am a Kamehameha Schools graduate. My credentials include a Bachelor of Education and a Masters degree in Elementary Education and Educational Counseling. I am a Hawaii State licensed Teacher and State licensed K-6 Counselor. I began my teaching career in the Hawaii Department of Education in 1996, subsequently joining the Seventh-day Adventist school system in 2008.
I equip my students with the ability to apply knowledge to real-life situations and guide them in becoming Christ-centered, self-sufficient, critical-thinking, problem solving, responsible members of society. Christ’s love is demonstrated through acceptance, understanding, fairness, and compassion in an environment where every child is encouraged to excel, therefore building in each child a positive self-esteem and a healthy mental outlook on life.
A Bible verse I hold close to my heart is James 1:2-4. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (NIV) I have learned to be thankful for trials, because through them, God has shown me His mightiness, infinite love, and protection. He has taught me to have greater faith and shown me that His goodness will always prevail.