Aloha! My name is Liane Nakamura I am currently the Dean of Students (aka School Counselor) for the Class of 2025, here at Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus (former 5th grade kumu). Here is a little bit about me…
I was born and raised in Paia, attended Doris Todd, Kalama, and graduated from King Kekaulike. After working Summer PALS for 3 years I decided to attend UH Manoa to get my bachelors in elementary education because I loved working with KIDS. After teaching 3rd grade for one year at Makawao School, I decided to get my Masters degree in School Counseling. I could not believe all the obstacles that my students went through at such an early age. I felt that a Counseling degree would help me bridge my student’s family/home life with making learning fun. I attended Point Loma Nazarene University and National University, San Diego where I got my Masters in School Counseling. I was also an 11th grade counselor at King Kekaulike and taught 5th grade for 8 years here at KSM! Now, I am currently serving as the Dean of Students aka Freshman Counselor and will loop with them for the next F-I-V-E YEARS! Iʻm stoked.
During my free time, I love spending time with my son (Kylan-9) and my daughter (Maika lei-6). If we aren’t at a hula performance, wrestling tournament, soccer, football, or basketball game… you can find us at the beach diving, surfing, paddle boarding, body boarding, or fishing. I absolutely love the ocean, traveling, riding rollercoasters, camping, playing sports, hiking, and being outdoors! Random fact: I am easily motivated with fried or dried tako, ahi poke, sushi, pastele, or lumpia…hahahaha JUST JOKING! Please feel free to reach out, I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!
Phone: (808) 572-3160