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KAILUA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

FACULTY

2017-2018

Teaching Teams

2016 - 2017 HQT Teacher Status Information

TEACHER POSITION DEGREE and UNIVERSITY
CERTIFICATION, AWARDS and COMMITTEES

Mrs. Arakawa

marakawa@kis.k12.hi.us

SSC M.A.: Education, Chamimade University
B.A.: English, University of Hawaii - Manoa
A.S.: Medical Lab Technician, Kapiolani Community College

HQT*: English, Special Education and Science

 

Mrs. Brown

lbrown@kis.k12.hi.us

Math and Engineering

B.S.: Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University
P.D.: Teacher Education Program: University of West Florida

Certified in Florida and Hawaii

HQT*: Mathematics 

Mr. Budenholzer

bbudenholzer@kis.k12.hi.us

Social Studies
B.A.: Communnication, University of Arizona
PBC in Secondary Education, University of Hawaii - Manoa

Hawaii Association of Middle
Schools Middle Level Teacher of the Year (2010)

HQT*: Social Studies, History, Economics, Geography, and Science

 

Ms. Buenaluz  Speech Pathologist

M.S.: Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Hawaii at Mānoa
B.S.: Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Hawaii at Mānoa

CCC-SLP: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology


Licensed in Hawaii, California, and Oregon

Ms. Bwy

abwy@kis.k12.hi.us

English Language Arts

M.A. in Teaching, Chaminade University, Hawaii
B.A. American Studies, University of Sussex, England

HQT*: Language Arts

 

Ms. Calvan

ycalvan@kis.k12.hi.us

Social Studies

M.A.: Secondary Education, University of Hawaii - Manoa
B.A.: Political Science, University of Hawaii - Manoa

HQT*: History, Social Studies

Mr. Carbone

fcarbone@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education

Post B.A.: Special Education, University of Hawaii- Manoa
B.A.
: Social Science, Hawaii Loa College
Certificate in Substance Abuse and Addiction Studies, University of Hawaii- West Oahu

HQT*:Special Education

HQT*: History, Social Studies

Mrs. Chester Math
B.S.:Oceanography, United States Naval Academy
 

HQT*: Math

Math 5-9 Licensure, Western Governors University

Ms. Childers

tchilders@kis.k12.hi.us

Health    

Ms. Ching

sching@kis.k12.hi.us

 

English Language Arts

 

MEd: University of Hawaii-Manoa
M.A.: University of Hawaii-Manoa
Teacher Certification Secondary Education: University of Phoenix

HQT*: English and ELL

Department Chair

Mrs. Compton

rcompton@kis.k12.hi.us

Student Actities Coordinator

Reading Workshop

B.A.: English, Portland State University
PBC: Secondary Education English/Language Arts, University of Hawaii -Manoa

AVID

P4C teacher

Ms. Cook

lcook@kis.k12.hi.us

ELL

Spanish

MAEd: Curriculum and Instruction, Language Acquisition, Virginia Tech

B.S.: Spanish Education, Appalachian State University (NC)

National Board Certification in Spanish 6-12

HQT*: ELL and Spanish K-12

 

Mr. B. Crawford

bcrawford@kis.k12.hi.us

 

Social Studies
B.S.: Secondary Education emphasis in Social Studies and History, University of Idaho

HQT*: Social Studies, History

Department Chair

Instructional Leadership Team

Ms. Davis

ldavis@kis.k12.hi.us

 

English Language Arts

Honors English

B.A.: Education, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Certifications: English, grades 6-12 and Social Studies, grades 6-12

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Ms. Deakins

sdeakins@kis.k12.hi.us

Science

Honors Science

 

Post B.A.: Secondary Science, University of Hawaii- Manoa
B.A.: Biology, University Hawaii - Manoa

HQT*: Science

Instructional Leadership Team

Science Fair Coordinator

 


Dr. Delong

ldelong@kis.k12.hi.us

Principal Ed.D.: Educational Leadership, University Hawaii - Manoa
M.A.: Special Education, University Hawaii - Manoa
M.A.: Education Administration, University Hawaii - Manoa
B.A.: Elementary Education,University Hawaii - Manoa

Hawaii Principal of the Year

Hawaii Vice Principal of the Year

Instructional Leadership Team

Ms. Evans

cevans@kis.k12.hi.us

Consumer Economics M.A.: Education, University of Hawaii -Hilo
P.D.: Teaching Certification in Secondary Education
B.A.: Political Science, University of Hawaii - Hilo

HSTA Teacher of the Year: Pahoa (2007)

Endorsement to Teach Reading Grades 7-12

HSTA Faculty Representative and APC

HQT*: Social Studies

Mrs. Frato-Hildebrant

kfrato-hildebrant@kis.k12.hi.us

Curriculum Coordinator

Tech Coordinator

Testing Coordinator

M.Ed.: Curriculum Studies with an emphasis in Middle Level Education, University of Hawaii - Manoa
P.D.: Secondary Education, University of Hawaii - Manoa
B.A.: Biology, University of Hawaii - Manoa
A.A.: Liberal Arts, Windward Community College

National Board Certification: Science (2009)

PTSA Representative

Executive Director of the Hawaii Association of Middle Schools

HQT*: Science

Department Chair

Mr. Hamada

mhamada@kis.k12.hi.us

Physical Education B.Ed.: Secondary Physical Education, University of Hawaii - Manoa

HQT*: Physical Education

Instructional Leadership Team

Mr. Heck

jheck@kis.k12.hi.us

Science

 

B.Ed.: City University of Seattle

Washington State Teaching Certification : Middle Level Math Education

HQT*: Science and Math

Mrs. Hirota

shirota@kis.k12.hi.us

Acting Vice Principal

Peer Eduction Program (PEP)

AVID coach/teacher and coordinator

M.Ed.: Chaminade University, Secondary Education, Social Studies

B.A.: Japanese, Anthrology, and International Studies, Pacific University

Study Abroad Certification: Kansai Gaidai University

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certified: Social Studies-History (2010)

HSTA Central O'ahu Chapter - Moanalua High School Teacher of the Year (2008)

Hawaii Institute for Educational Partnerships Certificate (2006 )

Class Nobel Educator of Distinction (2004)

Tribes Trainer and Charlotte Danielson Facilitator and Trainer

HQT*: Civics/Government, Foreign Language, Economics, History, Geography

Dr. Howard

mhoward@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education Ph.D.: Special Education, University of Hawaii - Manoa

M.S.: Special Education, Brooklyn College

B.A.: Special Education, Brooklyn College

HQT*: Special Education, English, Math

Licensed in Hawaii and New York

HSTA Faculty Representative - APC

Certified Hawaii State Smarter Balanced Item Authoring Project in ELA 

Black History Month Coordinator

Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) 

 

Ms. Jenners Peer Education Program (P.E.P.)
B.A. Secondary Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
HQT*: Social Studies

Ms. Kahapea

kkahapea@kis.k12.hi.us

Behavioral Health Specialist

MSW: Social Work - University of Hawaii-Manoa
B.A.: Anthropology, University of Hawaii-Manoa

LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Kalala

ckalala@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education
B.F.A: Multidisciplinary Fine Arts, The University of the Arts
 
Mr. Travis Kaneyuki
Travis_Kaneyuki@kis.k12.hi.us



Behavioral Health Specialist (BHS) MSCP: Counseling Psychology/School Counseling, Chaminade University

B.A.: Psychology, University of Hawaii-West Oahu

HTSB Licensed School Counselor

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Mr. Kapele

jkapele@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education

M.A.: Education, Grand Canyon University, Arizona
R.I.S.E. - Special Education certification
B.S.: Physical Education, Brigham Young University - Utah

HQT*: Special Education and Physical Education
Mrs. Kidman Art
 BA: Education, Brigham Young University
 

Ms. Kutsunai

kkutsunai@kis.k12.hi.us

Social Studies

Honors Social Studies

M.Ed.: Curriculum Studies with an emphasis in Middle Level Education, University of Hawaii- Manoa
B.Ed.: Social Studies, University of Hawaii- Manoa

2013 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year

Windward District Teacher of the Year

2012 KIS Teacher of the Year

HQT*: Social Studies

Honors Coordinator - 7th Grade

HSTA Faculty Representative

Mr. Lee

jlee@kis.k12.hi.us

Math

B.S.: Information and Computer Science, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
B.Ed.: Math, University of Hawaii- Manoa

HQT*: Math

 

Ms. Liou

kkusunoki@kis.k12.hi.us


Band M.A.: Music Education , University of Hawaii -Manoa
B.Ed.
: Music, University of Hawaii - Manoa

2016-2017 Candidate for Hawaii State Teacher of the Year

2015 Windward District teacher of Year

2013 KIS Teacher of the Year

HQT*: Music

Ms. Matsunaga

lmatsunaga@kis.k12.hi.us

Math

B.A.: Mathematics, Lewis & Clark College

M.Ed.: Secondary Education- Mathematics, Hawaii Pacific University

HQT: Math

Mr. Maghsoudlou

rmaghsoudlou@kis.k12.hi.us

Solution Center Coordinator M.A.: International Relations and Economics, University of St. Mary's, Texas
B.A.: Political Science, University of Georgia
P.D.: Teaching Certification, University of Alaska and Brigham Young University - Hawaii

HQT*: Special Education and Social Studies

 

Ms. Maldonado Math M.A.: Education K-8 Mathematics
B.A.: Art History, UCLA
Licensed in California and Hawaii
Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship

Mrs. McWhorter

lmcwhorter@kis.k12.hi.us

Social Studies


B.S.: History/Government, Brigham Young University - Hawaii
P.D.: Secondary Education Teaching Certification


HQT*: Social Studies

AVID

Mrs. Moyer

jmoyer@kis.k12.hi.us

English Language Arts

 

M.A. in Education as a Reading Specialist, Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.
B.A. English Education, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA


National Board Certified: Early Adolescence/ English Language Arts

HQT*: English/Language Arts Certified to teach K-12 as a Reading Specialist along with Grades 6-12 English

Mrs. Naleieha-Betiru

bnaleieha-betiru@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education
B.A.: Special Education and Elementary Education, University Hawaii - Manoa
Instructional Leadership Team
Mr. Nelli Physical Education

B.S. Physical Education K-12, SUNY Cortland, NY 

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Mrs. Nullet

knullet@kis.k12.hi.us

Library Media Specialist

E-School Teacher: A.P. World History

MLIS: Library and Information Science, University of Hawaii- Manoa
P.D.: Teaching Certification in Secondary Education: Social Studies, University of Hawaii- Hilo
B.A.: Geography, University of Hawaii- Hilo


National Board Certification: Social Studies (2009)

History Day Educator of the Year (2008)

Hawaii Association of Middle
Schools Middle Level Teacher of the Year (2006)


Global Educator of the Year (2004)

HQT*: History, Geography

Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in Young Adults

School Community Council (SCC)

Treasurer of the Hawaii Association of Middle Schools

Mr. Ohly

kohly@kis.k12.hi.us

Math

P.D.: Teaching Certification, Cal Poly Pomona, California
B.A.: Economics, Claremont McKenna College, California

HQT*: Math

Department Chair

Ms. Parent Math

M.S.: Education, Johns Hopkins University 

B.B.A: Marketing, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Ms. Pathammavong

npathammavong@kis.k12.hi.us

Math

Honors Math

B.A. Secondary Education - Math, University of Hawaii- Manoa

HQT*: Math

Instructional Leadership Team

 

Ms. Reeves

breeves@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education

M.Ed.: Special Education, Chaminade University
B.A.: Communication, University of Hawaii- Manoa
Certification in Preschool Education, P-3

HQT*: English

Department Chair

Instructional Leadership Team

Mrs. Ringuette

lringuette@kis.k12.hi.us


Social Studies

Honors Social Studies

M.A.: American Studies, University of Hawaii - Manoa
P.D.: Secondary Social Studies, University of Hawaii - Manoa
B.A.: Liberal Studies, University of Hawaii - Manoa

2013 NSDAR Outstanding Teacher of American History

Honors Coordinator - 8th Grade

HQT*: Social Studies, Honors teacher

Ms. Rodrigues

lrodrigues@kis.k12.hi.us

http://kisgoldela.weebly.com/

 

English Language Arts

Honors English

B.A.: English, University of Hawaii - Manoa

P.D.: Teaching Certification, University of Phoenix

HQT*: Language Arts (7th - 12th Grade), Mathematics (6th-8th grade)

HSTA Faculty Representative

The 21st Century Classroom, Level 2

Google Certified Level 1 Teacher
level 2

Ms. Roman

sroman@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education B.S.: Special Education, University of Wisconsin - Madison
HQT*: Math

Ms. Romfo

sromfo@kis.k12.hi.us

Computer Education

Arts and Crafts

Yearbook

 

B.A.: Fine Arts, Western Washington University

P.B
.: Secondary Education Teaching Certificate, University of Hawaii- Manoa

HQT*: Art

Department Chair

10 Years Professional Graphic Artist Experience

Google Certified Level 1 and 2 Teacher
level 2

Mr. Sakaida

Records request FAX 808-266-7984 or call school at 808-263-1500

Registrar  
2016 KIS Service Award

Ms. Saito

nsaito@kis.k12.hi.us

Science M.Ed. Secondary Science, University of Hawaii - Manoa

B.S.
: General Biology, University of California San Diego
HQT*: Science

Ms. Shirk

nshirk@kis.k12.hi.us

Math

M.A: (in progress) Special Education

B.A.: University of Idaho, Political Science and Sociology

Special Education Department Chair

Mrs. Shimmon

sshimmon@kis.k12.hi.us

Counselor

M.A.: Education, Counseling and Guidance, University of Hawaii - Manoa
B.A.: Sociology, University of Colorado

HQT*: Science

Ms. Sienkiewicz

esienkiewicz@kis.k12.hi.us

Math

Honors Math

M.A.: Curriculum Studies with an emphasis in Middle Level Education, University of Hawaii- Manoa
B.A.: Mathematics Secondary Education

HQT*: Math

Ms. Stewart

sstewart@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education

M.Ed.: Special Education, University of Hawaii- Manoa
M.Ed.: Counseling and Guidance, University of Hawaii- Manoa
B.A.: Psychology and Dance Therapy, University of Hawaii- Manoa

HQT*: English

HSTA Faculty Representative

Ms. Tangaro

ktangaro@kis.k12.hi.us

Science

M.S.: Curriculum and Instruction K-12, Western Governors University, Utah
B.A.
: Spanish and Psychology, University of Hawaii- Manoa
Post Baccalaureate: Elementary Education- K-8, Western Governors University, Utah

HQT*: Science

2016 KIS Teacher of the Year

2015 Hawaii State Department of the Year Award

STEM Pre-Academy Coordinator

Department Chair and AVID teacher

Mrs. Turner

cturner@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education

M.Ed.: Special Education, Grand Canyon University

B.A.: Social Work, Utah State University 

 HQT*: Mild-Moderate Special Education

Ms. Werner

kwerner@kis.k12.hi.us

Special Education

M.S.: University of Oregon in Special Education
B.S.: Wheaton College in Psychology


HQT*: English 7-12, Science 7-12

Certified in K-12 Special education

2011 Castle High Teacher of the Year

Ms. Whittington

awhittington@kis.k12.hi.us

Counselor

M.S.: Counseling Psychology, UH West Oahu
B.A.: Social Sciences/Anthropology, Chaminade University
A.A.: Liberal Arts, Windward Community College

National Honors Society, KSBE Merit Award

Response to Intervention Team (RTI)

Mrs. Willis

ebayne@kis.k12.hi.us

Science B.S.: Marine Biology , Texas A&M, University
B.S.: Biomedical Science, Texas A&M, University
HQT*: Science, Grades 6-12
2015 Hawaii State Department of the Year Award

Mr. Wood

jwood@kis.k12.hi.us

 

Physical Education

B.S.:  Physical Education, grades K-12.
University of Mary, North Dakota

HQT*: Physical Education

Mr.Yoshioka

dyoshioka@kis.k12.hi.us

Physical Education M.Ed.: Educational Administration, University of Hawaii- Manoa
B.S.
: Exercise Science, Fresno State University

HQT*: Physical Education

NSCA: Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association

Department Chair

*HQT means Highly Qualified Teacher under Federal Guidelines requiring teachers to have a Bachelor’s or higher degree; a full Hawaii state licensure; have passed the Praxis II exam, in each of the core (English, math, social studies, science, health, and art) academic subjects they teach; or if secondary, have demonstrated subject matter competency, through a major in the subject area or 30 semester hours of college credits in the subject-area.

 

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