Faculty & Staff

At Makua Lani...

Mentors & Friends

We have made the choice at MLCA to emphasize both exceptional academics and Christian character because we believe preparation for a meaningful life requires both. Our outstanding faculty and dedicated staff strive to Inspire, Instruct, and Invest in our students— every day.

Administration & Staff

Sandy Butler Portrait
Nancy Begley Portrait
Elementary Principal
Crystel Begley Portrait
Administrative Assistant Elementary Campus
Page Alapai Portrait

    Administrative Assistant      High School Campus

Kimberly Richert Portrait
Middle School Office Assistant
Nancy Bilisoly Portrait
High School Office Assistant
Kim Dong Portrait
Director of Marketing
Paloma Shrable Portrait
College Counselor

Lower School Faculty

Renee Grosch  Portrait
Jr-K Aide
Susan Elliott  Portrait
Heidi Featherstone Portrait

Heidi Featherstone

Kindergarten Aide
First Grade
Libby Stimac Portrait
First Grade Aide
Kayla Dong Portrait
Second Grade
Third Grade
Diane Watts Portrait
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

Amanda Frable

Sixth Grade

Emylee Giese



Juliet Scott


Middle School Faculty

Jesse Shimaoka Portrait
Bible 7A, Pre-Algebra, Math 7B, History 7A & 7B
Jeff Waddell Portrait
   Science 7B, Physical Science,     Anatomy & Physiology
Lallie Russell Portrait

Lallie Russell

Bible 7B, English 7A & 7B, English 8A & 8B
Lallie Russell Portrait

Glenda Fox

Middle School
Administrative Assistant

High School Faculty

Keiko Kang Portrait

Japanese 1,2, & 3,
Japanese Culture

Melody Ussery Portrait
World History, AP World History, Psychology
Paloma Shrable Portrait
Spanish 1, 2, & 3
World History, History 8, Bible, Consumer Math
Amy Horst Portrait

Algebra 1, Chemistry,
Biblical Leadership

Ingrid Freire Portrait
Spanish Culture, English 9 & 10
Alex Dong Portrait
Praise and Worship, Science 7A, Science 8, Health & Guidance, Biblical Leadership
Frederick Herrmann Portrait

AP Language, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Algebra 2, Coding

Emma Perret Portrait
English 11 & 12
Katrina Spainhour
Worldview, History 8, Bible 8

Work at Makua Lani

We believe that a solid education prepares our students to live a full and abundant life in Christ. Programs at Makua Lani are designed to bring together opportunities for leadership development, academic growth and advancing a Biblical wordview. If you share our vision, please send us an inquiry today.

Makua Lani Christian Academy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, marital status, political belief or disability. Federal law prohibits the employment of unauthorized aliens.

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