Our Faculty & Staff

In 2003, 2009, 2011, and 2012 Ho`ala School was recognized by the "National Schools of Character" awards program 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.

Since 1986, the Ho`ala Model has inspired the philosophies and practices of several other new schools in Hawaii and California. 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

Phyllis B. Norton, M.Ed

Head of School

Darlene Dela Cruz

Admissions & Marketing Director

Justine Lafata


Carolyn Brown


Taryn Suzuki

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Teacher

Lori Fukuoka

Teacher, Grades 2 & 3 


Teacher, 4th and 8th Grade 

Tina Markel

 Art Teacher K - 8 and Drama Teacher K - 8

Part -Time Faculty & Staff

Nancy Arcayna

Ho`ala Plus Before & After School Program Director

Jef Fern

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

Puri Garcia

Spanish Teacher, PE Grades K - 8





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