Meet the Faculty

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Aaron Barcellos

Distance Learning Teacher

Jennifer Bunch

Grade 2 Teacher

I got my Masters in Arts of Teaching from Chaminade University. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my dog, making smoothie bowls and running!

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Cindy Han

Kindergarten Teacher

University of Hawaii at Hilo -B.A. in Psychology

Central Washington University - B.A. in Elementary Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa - M.A. in Education Leadership Foundation

Interest: I like to read, travel, and spend time with family.

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Kelly Hirahara

Special Education Teacher

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Kristy Hirahara

Student Services Coordinator

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Michael Ibara

Distance Learning Teacher

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Sarah Iseri

Grade 2 Teacher

I attended Hawaii Pacific University and graduated with a bachelors in Elementary Education.

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Hyesim Kaneshiro

Grade 5 Teacher

Masters Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix.

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Christina Kim

Grade 1 Teacher

I received a Bachelor's Degree in Family Resources, a Post Baccalaureate in Elementary Education, and a Master's degree in Educational Foundation. I immigrated from Korea when I was twelve years old. I grew up in Florida before moving to Hawaii. Besides working with children, I also love music, reading, and being in nature.

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Jennifer Lum

Inclusion Teacher

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Jonathan Lum

Grade 3 Teacher

I attended Mid-Pacific Institute for high school and then Biola University for college. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and I am currently working on my MAT degree online. I enjoy playing volleyball, hiking, snorkeling, and surfing.

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Ghima Manaday

Grade 1 Teacher

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Janice Marquez-Carganilla

ELL Lead Teacher

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Micah Masuno

Music Resource Teacher

Mr. Masuno has been the music teacher at Pu'uhale Elementary School for 4 years. He is passionate about sharing his love of music with the students of Pu'uhale, and believes it is important for every student. Music is proven to improve mental and emotional health, and has links to academic achievement. Mr. Masuno would like to thank the Pu'uhale community for their support of this important aspect of a child's development.

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Michele Moninger

Distance Learning Teacher

My teaching experience started in 2004 after graduating from University of Phoenix with a Masters of Education. I have taught for 10 years in Hawaii and 5 years in Las Vegas. I am married and have 3 children.

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Mary Jane Moore

Grade 4 Teacher

I obtained both my Bachelor of Elementary Education and Professional Diploma for Education (post baccalaureate) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Over the years I’ve taught grades 4 and 5 and student taught grade 2.

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Kennison Pang

Grade 5 Teacher

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Vina Phong

Inclusion Teacher

General Education and Special Education B.S.

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Denise Sakaue-Arakaki

Kindergarten Teacher

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Phyllis Sano

Grade 3 Teacher

UH Manoa graduate

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Todd Sasaki

Counselor

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Sherice Shiroma

Technology Teacher

I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor's Degree in Family Resources and a Master's Degree in Teaching, Elementary Education.

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You Jin Sohn

Inclusion Teacher

Graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelors Degree in General Education and Special Education.

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Joshua Tokumi

Grade 4 Teacher

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Shannon Wong

Grade 2 Teacher

I have a Bachelor’s degree from University of Hawaii and a Master’s degree from Gonzaga University. Things that make me smile when I’m not at school… spending time with my family, playing with my adorable dogs, doing craft projects, and collecting children's literature books!