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


Taryn Suzuki

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Teacher

Lori Fukuoka

Teacher, Grades 2 & 3 

Amber Suzui 

Teacher, 4th and 8th Grade 


Teacher, 4th and 8th Grade 

Tina Markel

 Art Teacher K - 8 and Drama Teacher K - 8

Part -Time Faculty & Staff

Patricia Heitkamp

Extended Learning Program Director

Jef Fern

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

Kamalani Getz

Hawaiiana Teacher K - 8

Linda Perry

PE Teacher K - 8





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