Our Faculty & Staff

Since 2003, Ho`ala School has been recognized by the "National Schools of Character" with various awards sponsored by the Character Education Partnership (CEP) of Washington DC.

Educational professionals and student teachers from around the world are encouraged to visit and to learn more about our model program. Formal professional trainings and student teaching positions may be pre-arranged by request through our office.

The Ho`ala Model has inspired the philosophies and practices of several other new schools in Hawaii and on the mainland. Numerous Ho`ala-trained teachers currently apply these practices in their public school classrooms as close by as Hale`iwa and as far away as Iowa, Alabama and New Zealand.

Full -Time Faculty & Staff

Dr. Christopher J. Campisano

Head of School

Darlene Dela Cruz

Admissions & Marketing Director

Justine Lafata


Carolyn Brown


Amber Suzui 

1st and 2nd Grade Teacher

Lori Fukuoka

3rd and 4th Grade Teacher

Jodie Austin

5th and 6th Grade Teacher/Music Teacher K-6

Tina Markel

Art and Drama Teacher K-6/5th and 6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

Part -Time Faculty & Staff

Patricia Heitkamp

5th and 6th Grade Science Teacher/Extended Learning Program (Ho`ala +) Director 

Linda Perry 

Physical Education Teacher K-6, Retired Head of School, Current Board Member

Kamalani Getz 

Hawaiiana Teacher K-6

Jef Fern 

Retired Ho`ala Master Teacher. Currently the Facilitator for Parent-Teacher Study Group; Substitute Teacher, Current Board Member

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