Casey Agena
Punahou School
Dr. Casey Agena is Director of Summer Programs at Punahou School.


Adrian Allan
Le Jardin Academy
Adrian Allan is the President of Le Jardin Academy, which is currently the only school in Hawaii authorized to offer all three International Baccalaureate Programmes.  He has worked with schools in Uk, Finland, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Norway and now in Hawaii.  He has been involved in the establishment of two International Baccalaureate Schools and created one of this program’s first online programs which allowed schools to collaborate in the instruction of student mother tongue instruction.  He presented on the topic of Internet ethics at the IB World School Heads’ Conference in Singapore.


Liz Castillo
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Liz Castillo is a 7th grade science teacher at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Middle School.  She has been teaching middle school for 13 years in both public and private schools and also has experience as a technology resource teacher helping both teachers and students to effectively use technology tools.  Liz is passionate about using technology with students to help them communicate, collaborate, and connect with others.  Liz was honored to be named an Apple Distinguished Educator (2009), a Siemens STEM Fellow (2010), an Edmodo Featured Blogger (2011), and a member of the Apple CBL Advisory Board (2012).


Ellen Cordeiro
Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i
Ellen Cordeiro is curently an Instructional Technology Specialist at Kamehameha School’s Hawaii Campus and services teachers in grades K-12.  Before coming to Kamehameha, Ellen was a middle school teacher at Waimea Middle School on the Big Island of Hawai’i for 10 years.  At WMS, Ellen taught multiple content areas, started WMS News and was the Technology Resource Teacher.


Jim Crum
Academy of the Pacific
Director of Technology and Teacher at Academy of the Pacific, he has been involved with implementing technology for schools and other nonprofits since 1986.  He is currently planning to implement an iPad 1:1 program next school year.


Nani Daniels
Apple Inc. Area Manager, K12 Education, State of Hawaii. After working and living in Silicon Valley during the boom and bubble bursting days, Nani returned to Hawai’i to with her family to work for Apple – again. Nani was at Apple in the late 80’s and 90s before going to a start up called Netscape. Wanting to try her hand at another start up, she then worked at a DSL company when dial-up connections were de riguer.
Fulfilling a goal of returning to Hawai’i to work for a high tech company while doing something meaningful, Nani is back with Apple working with K12 Educators on ways to integrate technology into teaching and learning for the benefit of Hawai’i’s 21st century keiki!


Noe Donahue
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Noe is a sixth grade social studies teacher at who has been with Kamehameha Elementary School Kapālama Campus for eight years. Join Noe as she shares how she migrated her students from conventional methods of capturing information and creating books (scrap book style) to a completely digital format using mobile and other technology tools.


Elizabeth Garrison
St. Anthony School
Elizabeth Garrison is an educator with a passion for technology and creativity. As an Adobe Certified Expert and a member of The Training Associates, Elizabeth has spent the last seventeen years teaching technology to working professionals and students in the classroom and at conferences. Currently, Elizabeth is the Program Leader for the Kailua Catholic Community of Learners, which is part of The Schools of the Future Initiative and she teaches technology at St. Anthony School in Kailua, Hawaii where she launched an electronic portfolio program in 2009.


Nick Gogno
Kamehameha Schools ISC
My name is Nick Gogno, and my family and I reside on the East side of Oʻahu. I have a passion for teaching and learning through technology and I share that passion working at the Instructional Services Center at Kamehameha Schools. Originally from Philadelphia, I have a dual undergraduate degree in English and Secondary Education from La Salle University. My Master’s Degree is in Education with a focus in Instructional Technology.


Kye Haina
Kamehameha Schools Maui
Kye Haina has taught language arts for 14 years, the past seven at Kamehameha Schools Maui in Pukalani, Hawai’i, where she teaches language arts, including journalism.     The school newspaper, which she has advised since its founding, has won district and state awards annually, including Best Newspaper in the State for the 2010-11 school year.     A graduate of the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus, Ms. Haina also has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s degree in instructional technology from Grand Canyon University. She also holds a California teaching credential for English, a Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development certificate, and is a graduate of the 2008 American Society of News Editors Reynolds Institute.


Mark Hines
Mid-Pacific Institute
Mark Hines holds  a BS in Physics, a Masters in Educational Technology and is an Educational Technology doctoral student at the University of Hawaii. He has taught Science, Math and Technology for 30 years and  coached high school canoe paddling for 20 years. He is passionate about teaching, learning and the future of education. Mark consults and presents locally and nationally on issues of technology in education and school transformation.
He is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Math and Science Teaching,  a National Tandy Technology Scholar , and a Pacific Technology Foundation Technology Educator of the Year. He serves as a planning member of the Schools of the Future initiative for Hawaii Independent Schools. He is the president of the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education.  In his position as Educational Technology Director at Mid-Pacific Institute, Mark oversees the planning, development and implementation of technology for teachers, staff and students.


Dorothy Hirata
Kamehameha Schools ISC
Dorothy Hirata is the Instructional Services Center Director at Kamehameha Schools where she advocates, plans, develops and supports online and blending learning programs and initiatives.  She is passionate about distance learning and believes in the potential of quality online experiences transforming education for a global community of learners.


Liana Iaea-Honda
Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i
Liana Iaea-Honda is currently a trainer evaluator at the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Elementary School. Previously, she served as the technology teacher for students grades K-5. In addition, she is a Hawaiian language and culture educator, a published author and song composer. She has worked for Kamehameha for more than 20 years. She is a mother of four children and resides in Paʻauilo with her husband and a menagerie of animals.


Lynne Horiuchi
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Lynne Horiuchi is an Instructional Technology Specialist at the Kamehameha Schools Kapalama campus, assigned to the elementary division. Prior to coming to Kamehameha 4 years ago Lynne worked for many years at St. Louis School as a Social Science teacher, department chair and director of technology.  Her areas of expertise are mobile learning and digital citizenship. Lynne collaboratively develops & implements innovative technology integration projects with KS Kapalama elementary school teachers.


Wendi Kamiya
Punahou School
Wendi Kamiya is the chief information officer for Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She is currently on the advisory board for the Education Research Initiative and on the planning team for the Punahou School Student Global Leadership Institute which brings students from around the world to form a cohort of future global leaders seeking to create positive social change.  She also serves on the board of Kanu Hawaii, a non-profit group seeking to build a sustainable, self-resilient and compassionate community starting in Hawaii.  Wendi holds a B.A. in Business Administration and M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii.


Kahele Keawe
Kapa’a High School
Kahele is a 9th Grade English Teacher at Kapa’a High School.  He is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescense English Language Arts (Grades 5-9) and obtained his B.Ed Secondary Education in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his M.A. Teaching from National University.


Cheri Keefer
‘Iolani School
K-6 Art teacher at Iolani School 27 years, previously taught at Kailua High School, Hawaii School for Girls, Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Contemporary Museum, University of Hawaii College of Continuing Education.  BAE from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.  MAE from the University of Hawaii.  Active member of National Art Education Association, previous officer. As a successful art teacher, I want to motivate my students by encouraging them to explore the art materials given them to use, constantly use their imagination, and create a piece of art reflecting their personality while understanding the assignment.  Have fun learning!!!!


Terry Kelly
Kamehameha Schools CBECE
Currently the Associate Director of KS’ Community-Based Early Childhood Education Division(CBECE); previously, the Divisional Director of the Program Support Division(PSD) which faciliated the production and dissemination of online learning resources and distance learning education programs for diverse learners including middle-high school, teachers/staff and parents/caregivers.


Douglas Kiang
Punahou School
Douglas Kiang is a Curriculum Resource Teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds an Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard and has over twenty years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He is the author of several bestselling game strategy guides and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.


Mary Kiang
Mary Kiang is an independent educator with over twenty years of teaching experience at the elementary school level, and holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Simmons College. A gamer since childhood, she has published game reviews, and written game strategy guides for Prima Publishing. She is also an educational game workshop facilitator and professional game beta tester. Mary has authored Inform7 teaching guides and resources and maintains the Inform for Students wiki.


Dave Kootman
Itʻs All About Kids
Dave Kootman, M.A. is a Promethean Teaching and Learning Consultant in Southern California.  He has taught seven different grade levels to diverse populations, as well as worked as a technology coordinator, trainer and consultant. Dave loves marketing and design, which he incorporates into pedagogy to motivate students and enrich instruction. He has been nominated for an Edublog award and ASCD Outstanding Young Educator awards, as well as served as a Discovery Education Leadership Council member and BrainPOP featured Educator.


Tedd Landgraf
Punahou School
Tedd Landgraf is the co-Director of Lab School @Punahou and Education Technology Administrator for the Case Middle School.


Kawika Makanani
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Kawika formerly taught Hawaiian History at KSK High School and has been the Librarian of the Hawai’i-Pacific Collection since 2000.


Emily McCarren
Punahou School
Emily is a teacher and administrator at Punahou School.  She teaches high school Spanish and taught in the inaugural year of the Global Online Academy, a collaborative project of a number of independent schools.


Dr. Dan McCormack
Apple Inc., Education Development Executive. Dr. Dan has over fifteen years of public school experience as a former math and computer math teacher, technology administrator, and he served for five years as Superintendent of Schools in Colorado.  He received his bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in Math and Psychology, and his masters in educational administration.  He was a fellow in the eighth cycle of the Cooperative Superintendency Program at UT and received his doctorate in educational administration in 1991.  Dan joined Apple in June of 1996, and has served as an education technology consultant working with district, state and legislative leaders related to strategies and policies for school improvement through technology integration.


Christy Mishina
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Christy Mishina currently teaches 7th grade English at Kamehameha Middle School. She has taught in elementary and middles schools for the past 19 years. She has presented at local  conferences on various topics such as service learning, interdisciplinary teaching, and challenge based learning.


Chase Mitsuda
Punahou School
Chase is an 8th Grade English Teacher and Summer Curriculum Resource Teacher (CRT) at Punahou School.


Nālani Naluai
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Nālani Naluai is the Elementary School Library Media Specialist at the Kapalama campus.  She integrates information literacy with technology to promote reading for learning and pleasure using culturally connected resources to help students embrace their identity as a Hawaiian while endeavoring to make meaningful connections in their community and the world.


Billie Napoleon
Mid-Pacific Institute
Billie has been teaching Language Arts for 16 years – five at King Intermediate and eleven at Mid-Pacific Insttitute.


Mario Patino
Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i
Mario has 9 years of science education experience and is a  National Board Certified Teacher in  Adolescent and Young Adult-Science.  He earned a B.S in  Biology from San Diego State University and a  Master’s of Life Science from the University of Maryland. Mario has  8 years of professional industry experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields.


Jill Pridemore
Jungle to Jungle
Susan Jill Pridemore attended the University of Texas at Austin. She was involved in an art therapy mentoring project for abused and neglected young people in both Texas and Minnesota. She later transitioned into working for a web development company in Minneapolis. She currently works as a video editor and studio manager on Maui. Since co-founding Jungle to Jungle, she has created over 18 original science education videos for the project. She is also the tech coordinator of the project.


Dr. Dwayne Priester
Mid-Pacific Institute
Dr. Dwayne E. Priester is currently the Middle School Principal at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii.  As an educator for more than 24 years, his experience ranges from teaching middle and high school Social Studies to an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University’s College of Education. During the past two years, he was invited and traveled to work with schools across the U.S. and in China to implement 21st century instructional models including Web 2.0.  Dr. Priester is deeply passionate about relevant instructional change and uncompromisingly committed to ensuring that both faculty and students are adaptable in preparation to meet the challenges of our ever-evolving world.


Chai Reddy
Punahou School
Chai graduated with a BA in History from Lake Forest College (2001) and an MA Humanities/Classical Studies from John Carroll University (2006).  He taught for one year in the Philadelphia area, four years in the Cleveland area, and is now in his sixth year at Punahou.  He has taught Economics and a number of world history courses, served as Curriculum Resource Teacher to help teachers with curriculum and professional development, as well as an assistant coach to the varsity football team. This is his third year as the Coordinating Teacher of the Student Global Leadership Institute.


Josh Reppun
‘Iolani School
I have taught history and other social studies courses at Punahou, at La Pietra, and now at Iolani. I have a BA in history from the University of Iowa and a Masters with an emphasis in service-learning from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I was born and raised in Kahalu’u, on ‘Oahu, and graduated from Punahou in 1976. I am the founder of the Facebook working group iPad Education Dreams, which has nearly 260 members as of the late spring of 2012.


Carmen Richardson
Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i
Carmen Richardson, M.Ed., is the Kindergarten through fifth grade technology teacher at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Campus.  She blogs at and can be found on twitter at @edtechcarmen.


Yasmin Saban
St. Andrew’s Priory School
Yasmin is a St. Andrew’s Priory School alumna and a current teacher of Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1. She holds a mathematics degree from Concordia University Montreal and is currently enrolled in the ETEC Master’s program at the University of Hawaii, College of Education.


Kerri Schweibert
Assets High School
Kerri Schweibert received a B.A. in English Education from Stony Brook University, a TEFL certificate in Barcelona, and an M.A. in English literature from Queens College.  Born and raised in New York, she spent time traveling and studying abroad before deciding to settle down in Hawai’i.  She has been teaching English at Assets High School for the past 5 years.


George Sowell
Kamehameha Schools ITD
George Sowell currently serves as the Senior Manager for Enterprise Planning and Architecture at Kamehameha Schools (KS). He has been at KS since September 2006 serving in consulting and architecture positions. He currently serves on the US and International Technical Boards of the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) Association and helps lead work on updating the Global Data Model. He has over 20 years experience in IT management and governance.


Melia Tauvela
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama
Melia Tauvela is currently an Instructional Technology Resource/Education 101 Teacher (ITRT) at the Kamehameha High School Kapalama Campus with more than 10+ years of teaching experience in various subject matter. As an ITRT, Melia has helped numerous teachers incorporate project- and problem-based lessons into their courses using the awesome tools the technology of today offers. She is passionate about challenging teachers and students to expand their pedagogy, productivity, learning capacities,and online branding through the use of technology to help positively contribute to their professional learning community.


Terri Trevathan
Maunawili Elementary School
My name is Terri Trevathan and I am the Technology Coordinator at Maunawili Elementary School.  I have been teaching for seventeen years and have taught elementary grades from kindergarten to sixth grade, in both Hawai’i and North Carolina.  I have always had an interest in integrating technology with all subject areas.  My interest in technology was sparked when I was teaching in North Carolina and was given the opportunity to teach with a SMART board and responders.  When I moved back to Hawai’i in 2006, I encouraged our Technology Coordinator to explore the possibility to bringing SMART Technologies products to Maunawili Elementary School.  Today, we have a SMART board in every classroom from Kindergarten to sixth grade.  I have also recently obtained a Masters in Education degree from the University of Hawaii. I conducted research at Maunawili Elementary and focused my Plan B paper on supporting teachers in their utilization of new technologies in the classroom.


Katie Wiederholt
Katie Skinner Wiederholt is a Product Specialist at Dell KACE, which is a leading system’s management appliance company.   She is a Punahou Alumni with a Bachelor’s Degree in Math from University of California, Santa Barbara.    She has been in the high-tech industry for over 20 years in various development, software testing and sales roles.  At KACE, she handles all of the K-12, Higher Education and Government accounts for Hawaii, California and Arizona.  She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area but her parents live in Kaneohe and she visits frequently.


Amanda Wilson
Jungle to Jungle
Amanda Li Wilson graduated from the University of Southern California with a specialized interdisciplinary BA entitled “Childhood and ADHD”. Long involved in tutoring and mentoring, she is currently teaching at Kihei Charter School in Maui and continuing her education at University of Hawaii Manoa. After co-founding Jungle to Jungle in March 2009, she has had the opportunity to connect students in Maui and the Big Island to students in Peru, Colombia, and Malaysia. She heads up the curriculum side of the Jungle to Jungle project.


Joshua Winter
St. Andrew’s Priory School
Josh is a middle school Social Science and English teacher at St. Andrew’s Priory School. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from The College of New Jersey and is presently an ETEC doctoral student at the University of Hawaii, College of Education.