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

Lower School Faculty

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

Heidi Featherstone

Pua Monell Portrait
Kindergarten Aide
First Grade
Libby Stimac Portrait
First Grade Aide
Kayla Dong Portrait
Second Grade
Jenni Smith Portrait
Third Grade
Diane Watts Portrait
Fourth Grade
Jill Murphy Portrait
Fifth and Sixth Grade

Amanda Frable

Fifth and Sixth Grade
Kate Long Portrait

Kate Long



Middle School Faculty

Jesse Shimaoka Portrait
7th Grade
Jeff Waddell Portrait

    7th Grade, Science 8,            HS Anatomy & Physiology

Lallie Russell Portrait

Lallie Russell

7th Grade
Kris Richards Portrait
Kris Richards
7th Grade Art

High School Faculty

Keiko Kang Portrait
Japanese 1,2, & 3, Art, Art
Melody Ussery Portrait
World History, AP World History, Psychology
Paloma Shrable Portrait
Spanish 1 & 2, Pre-Algebra
Reagan Daniels Portrait
Worldview, Consumer Math, Bible 8, Biblical Leadership
Riley Alcos Portrait
Pre Calculus, Calculus, Geometry
Amy Horst Portrait
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Ingrid Freire Portrait
Spanish, World Literature, Honors World Literature
Alex Dong Portrait
Athletic Director, Praise and Worship, Science 8, Health & Guidance, Biblical Leadership
Frederick Herrmann Portrait
AP English, Consumer Math, Algebra 2, Resource
Neuroscience, Robotics
Emma Perret Portrait
English 8,11,12, Chorus, Public Speaking
Daniel Nietz Portrait
U.S. History, AP Government, Film, History 8, Strings

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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