Patrick J. Phillips began his tenure as the 12th head of school for Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy on July 1, 2019. His career in education spans many roles and countries, including the Canterbury School in Fort Myers, Florida, The Potomac School in Washington, D.C., The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), Westchester Academy and Charlotte Country Day School in North Carolina, Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and TASIS England. Phillips comes to HPA most recently from Breck School in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a day school just outside Minneapolis for 1,100 students from preschool to grade 12, where he was assistant head of school. He holds a B.A. in environmental studies from Middlebury College and an Ed.M. in school leadership from Harvard University.

Among other strategic priorities, Phillips will focus on implementation of an ambitious sustainability plan designed to empower environmental champions and place HPA among the greenest of schools. Throughout his career, he has strengthened environmental education and sustainability efforts. At Canterbury School and Westchester Academy, he initiated Outward Bound trips, leading students into the Ten Thousand Islands in southwest Florida and the Linville Gorge of North Carolina. At The Potomac School, he designed three different electives centered on environmental studies and science. He led Charlotte Country Day School to be one of the earliest members of the Green Schools Alliance and a leading proponent of the Green Cup Challenge. Adventurous by nature, he has been a restoration ecologist based in Manhattan and also a horse wrangler working in the Colorado Rockies. He and his wife, Ainslie (also an educator, as well as a painter), have four children, Taylor, Grayson ’20, Cooper ’24, and Riley ’27.


 

Administration

Hannah Candelario ’01; P’30
director of advancement

Glenn Chickering ’P29
Middle School principal

Josh Clark P’30
director of external relations

Michelle Ferron-Guppy P’18, ’20
director of human resources

Hamilton Ford ’05
director of residential life

Catherine Grant P’03
Lower School principal

Mollie Hustace P’03, ’07
director of the Isaacs Art Center

Terrence Kalaniopio ’94; P’21, ’23
director of facilities

Andrew Kelsey P’31
director of college counseling

Gregory McKenna
sustainability resource director

Chapin Miller P’20
Upper School principal

Erin Morgan
chief financial officer

Mark Noetzel P’18
dean of campus life

Stephen Perry P’16, ’18, ’20, ’22
director of athletics

Tiare Police ’86; P’13, ’15, ’21
director of admissions

Marc Rice P’88, ’91
director of technology services; director of Sea Turtle Research Program

Sarah Schorn ’98; P’30
director of student affairs

Patricia Walker
director of auxiliary programs

Fred Wawner P’22, ’23, ’25, ’27
assistant head of school for student life

William Wiecking P’22
Energy Lab director

Board of Trustees

Laurie T. Ainslie P’12, ’15, chair
community leader and philanthropist

Robert R. Budway ’76, vice chair
president, Can Manufacturers Institute

Michael J. Chun
retired president and headmaster, Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama

Warren Doi P’22
mentor, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

Taylor Easley ’91
owner and president, Easley Associates

Allison Holt Gendreau P’08
community leader and philanthropist

Nona Hasegawa ’78
vice president/investments, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Ana Yarawamai Hiyane ’00
vice president of administration, Resort Management Group, LLC

Cindy McMackin P’16, ’17, ’21, ’23, ’26
president, Pan-Pacific Mechanical

Paul I. Nakayama
retired founder, owner, and CEO, Jason Associates Corporation

Samuel Pratt ’84
director/vice president, Niu Pia Land Company Ltd.

William D. Pratt ’86
vice president, Commercial Brokerage & Leasing, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

Michael S. Spalding ’66
president, Michael Spalding Realty

Peter M. Vitousek ’67
professor, Stanford University

Taffi Wise P’12, ’15, ’17
executive director, Kanu o ka ‘Aina Learning Ohana