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Mary Ellen Agnew-Place, Interim Performing Arts

B.A., Smith College

magnew-place@hpa.edu

Ari Bernstein '94, Digital Media, Arts Department Chair

B.A., Washington State University
M.F.A., University of Southern California

abernstein@hpa.edu

Jerald Bleckel, Mathematics, Instructional Leader

B.S., Bucknell University
M.A., University of Oregon

jbleckel@hpa.edu

Richard Braithwaite, English Department Chair

B.A., Oberlin College

Brenda Clark, English, Instructional Leader

B.A., Purdue University
M.A., Middlebury College

bclark@hpa.edu

Tani Wright Cordova, Science

B.S., Pacific Lutheran University
M.S., University of Hawaii Hilo

tcordova@hpa.edu

Daena Craven, Social Studies

B.A., University of Arizona

dcraven@hpa.edu

Kristine Dahlquist, Mathematics

B.S., Ohio Wesleyan University
M.A., Ohio State University
M.S.T., University of New Hampshire

kdahlquist@hpa.edu

Lupe Diaz, Mathematics

B.S., Southern Oregon State University
M.A.T., Lewis and Clark College

ldiaz@hpa.edu

Deighton Emmons, Science Department Chair

B.A., University of Maine
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i

dkemmons@hpa.edu

Steven Halstead, Science

B.S. Tufts University

shalstead@hpa.edu

Kelly Hart, Social Studies

B.A., University of Hawai‘i
M.S., University of New Haven

khart@hpa.edu

Jordan Hayslip, Visual Arts

B.A., Amherst College
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts

jhayslip@hpa.edu

Sarah Hayslip, English

B.A., Hampshire College
M.A., University of Massachusetts

shayslip@hpa.edu

Kimo Higgins '86, English

B.A., University of North Carolina
M.S., Willamette University

khiggins@hpa.edu

Takeshi Hiruma, Japanese, Drivers Education

B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Hilo

thiruma@hpa.edu

Kiera Horgan, English, Social Studies

B.A., University of Pennsylvania

khorgan@hpa.edu

David Huntington, Science

B.S., Grand Valley State University
M.A., Central Michigan University

dhuntington@hpa.edu

Corey Humphrey, English

B.A. West Virginia
M.A. West Virginia

chumphrey@hpa.edu

Mollie Hustace, Art
Director, Isaacs Art Center

B.A., Stanford University
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i

mhustace@hpa.edu

Rika Inaba, Japanese, Modern Language Department Head

B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

rinaba@hpa.edu

Lois Inman, Library and Media Center

B.A., University of Northern Colorado
M.Ed., Mississippi State University
M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma

linman@hpa.edu

Gary Jarvill, Mathematics

B.S., Western Washington State

gjarvill@hpa.edu

Jamie Johnson, English

B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., University of Dayton

jjohnson@hpa.edu

Babs Kamrow, History

B.S., Macalester College
M.A., Central Michigan

bkamrow@hpa.edu

Patricia Kassis, Mathematics, Instructional Leader

B.S., Willamette University
M.S., MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic

pkassis@hpa.edu

John Kilkenny, Social Studies Department Head

B.A., Baylor University
M.Ed., Portland State University

jkilkenny@hpa.edu

Anne Kuang, Chinese

B.S., Beijing Insitute of Technology
M.S., City College of City University of New York

akuang@hpa.edu



Joyce Martin, Spanish

B.A., Colorado State University
B.A., University of Missouri
M.A., Colorado State University

jmartin@hpa.edu

Stephanie McDowell, Science

B.S., Clemson University
M.S., Rutgers University

smcdowell@hpa.edu

Greg McKenna, Science, Mathematics

B.E., McGill University
M.E., McGill University

gmckenna@hpa.edu

Jeff Mix, ESL

B.A. Whitworth College
M.F.A Pacific Lutheran University
M.A. Gonzaga University

jmix@hpa.edu

Eric Mumau, History

B.A., Washington State University
M.Ed., Washington State University

emumau@hpa.edu

Mary-Alice Kawai Nogues '74, ESL

B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

mnogues@hpa.edu

Patrick O’Leary, Digital Media, Director of Alumni Relations

B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

poleary@hpa.edu

Sheldon Ormsby, Spanish

B.A. The University of Auckland, New Zealand
M.A. The University of Auckland, New Zealand

sormsby@hpa.edu

Adriana piercy, Spanish

B.A. Universidad San Francisco de Quito
M.A. Maharishi University of Management

apiercy@hpa.edu

Dana Petteys, Registrar

B.A., University of Washington
M.A., University of Hawai‘i Manoa

dpetteys@hpa.edu

Willie Quayle, Upper school garden coordinator

B.A., University of Virginia
M.A.T., University of Virginia

wquayle@hpa.edu

Dr. Mark Ravaglia, Mathematics Department Chair

B.S., Stanford University
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

mravaglia@hpa.edu

Marc Rice, Director of Science & Technology
Director, Sea Turtle Research Program

Computer Science Chair
B.S., Humboldt State University
M.S., University of Hawai’i, Manoa

mrice@hpa.edu

Doug Sensenig, History

B.A., Bates College
J.D., University of Maine School of Law

dsensenig@hpa.edu

Ethan Spencer '91, English

B.A., University of Hawai‘i

espencer@hpa.edu

Ka'ai Spencer, Hawaiian Language

B.A. and B.S., University of Hawai‘i
M.EdT., University of Hawai'i

kspencer@hpa.edu

Jared Terpak, Performing Arts

B.A., University of Oregon Eugene

jterpak@hpa.edu

Sara Toga, Learning Specialist

B.A Visual Media Emerson
M.S. Special Education Simmons College

stoga@hpa.edu

George White '79, Mathematics

B.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa
M.Ed., Heritage College

gwhite@hpa.edu

Dr. Bill Wiecking, Energy Lab Director

B.A., University of California at Berkeley
M.Ed., University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D., University of Hawai’i

bill@hpa.edu

Adrienne White, Social Studies

B.A. Miami University
M.A.T. Miami University

awhite@hpa.edu

Ken Zecchini, Mathematics

B.S. Wake Forest University

kzecchini@hpa.edu

Will Zucker, Ceramics

B.A., University of California

wzucker@hpa.edu



Nicole Anakalea, Hawaiian Studies

B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Hilo

nanakalea@hpa.edu

Kelly Archer, Long term Science Substitute

B.S., Whitworth College
M.S. University of Hawai'i, Manoa

karcher@hpa.edu

Dagan Bernstein `97, Mathematics

B.A. University of Oregon,

dbernstein@hpa.edu

Betsy Boland, Spanish

B.A., University of California

bboland@hpa.edu

Justin Brown, Mathematics

B.A., Brown University
M.A. San Jose State University

jbrown@hpa.edu
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Julie Camarillo, English

B.A., DePauw University
M.Ed., George Mason University

jcamarillo@hpa.edu

Stephanie David, English

M.A., Union Institute and University
B.A., University of California

sdavid@hpa.edu

Shannon Doak, Education Technologist

B.Ed., University of Hawai'i, Manoa
M.E.T., Boise State University

sdoak@hpa.edu

David Giff, Library Media Specialist

B.A., University of California at San Diego
M.A., Lewis and Clark College

dgiff@hpa.edu

Kimberly Honda, Social Studies

B.A., Arizona State University

khonda@hpa.edu

Laura Jim '91, Science Curriculum Leader

B.S., University of Oregon

ljim@hpa.edu

Barbara Kopra, Performing Arts, Fine Arts Curriculum Chair

B.S., Southern Oregon University
M.Ed., University of Oregon

bkopra@hpa.edu

Jing Lei, Chinese

Three Year, Guanzhou University
M.Ed., The College of New Jersey

jlie1@hpa.edu

Ashlee madrid, Physical Education and Health

B.S., California Polytechnic Insitute
M.Ed., University of Oregon

amadrid@hpa.edu

Christopher Nilsen, Science, Mathematics/Science Curriculum Chair

B.S., Idaho State University

cnilsen@hpa.edu

Matt Piercy, Social Studies

B.S., Oregon State University
M.A., University of Colorado

mpiercy@hpa.edu

Jessica Sobocinski, Lower School Garden Coordinator

B.A., Indiana University

jsobocinski@hpa.edu

Dina Strittmatter, Mathematics

B.S., Lehigh University

dstrittmatter@hpa.edu

Jane Taylor '68, Art

B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

jtaylor@hpa.edu

Take a look at what we are doing in art class

Rachel Baydo, Guidance Counselor

B.A., University of San Francisco
M.A.E.D., Plymouth State University
M.A.E.D., San Jose State University

rbaydo@hpa.edu



Hope Soo, Kindergarten

B.A., Colorado State University
M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education

hsoo@hpa.edu

Teri Chong '82, Grade 1

B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Hilo

tchong@hpa.edu

Carolyn White '79, Grade 2

B.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa
M.Ed., Heritage College

cwhite@hpa.edu

Robert Barretto, Grade 3

B.A., University of California
M.A., University of Michigan
M.S., University of Michigan

bbarretto@hpa.edu

Cobey Doi, Grade 4

B.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa
M.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa

cdoi@hpa.edu

Kristin Tarnas, Grade 5, Curriculum Chair

B.A., Bennington College
M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education

ktarnas@hpa.edu

Alexa Bates '94, Art

B.A., Washington State University
Master of Letters, University of Sydney

M.A.T., University of Sydney

abates@hpa.edu

Erica Van Pelt, Education Specialist


B.S., California Polytechnic University

egargiulo@hpa.edu

Dee Walker, Education Specialist

A.S., Hawai‘i Community College

dwalker@hpa.edu

Rachel Baydo, Guidance Counselor

B.A., University of San Francisco
M.A.E.D., Plymouth State University
M.A.E.D., San Jose State University

rbaydo@hpa.edu


Nicole Anakalea, Hawaiian Studies

B.A., University of Hawai‘i, Hilo

nanakalea@hpa.edu

Shannon Doak, Education Technologist

B.Ed., University of Hawai‘i, Manoa
M.E.T., Boise State University

sdoak@hpa.edu

David Giff, Library Media Specialist

B.A., University of California at San Diego
M.A., Lewis and Clark College

dgiff@hpa.edu

Georgia Polakova, Music

B.M.Ed., Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory

gpolak@hpa.edu

Jess Sobocinski, Lower School garden coordinator

B.A., University of Indiana

gsobocinski@hpa.edu

Betsy Tranquilli, Physical Education

B.S., Emerson College

btranquilli@hpa.edu

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