Aloha! My name is America McColley and I am the 2nd and 3rd-grade teacher at HMA Windward. I moved here from Northern California. I obtained my teaching credentials and a degree in Physical Education from Pacific Union College. I grew up on the East Coast (in New Hampshire) and although I still love it, I’d much prefer the year round warmth that Hawaii has to offer.

When I’m not teaching you can find me swimming, riding my bike, running, surfing, cooking, or eating! I love to travel and explore new and exciting places on and off the island. God has definitely placed some beautiful sights on this earth for us to explore and enjoy!

My mission as a teacher is to help my students develop a close and personal walk with Jesus each and every day. My hope is that when they leave my classroom, they will have grown in intelligence, spiritual awareness, and learn how to be their healthiest, strongest self.

Love, the basis of creation and of redemption, is the basis of true education.

Ellen White