Our Faculty & Staff
In October 2003, Ho`ala School was recognized as a semifinalist by the "National Schools of Character" awards program 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.
Since 1986, the Ho`ala Model has inspired the philosophies and practices of several other new schools in Hawaii and California. 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
Head of School, Dance Teacher Grades 7-12
Darlene Dela Cruz
Admissions & Marketing Director
1st & 2nd Grade Teacher, Lego Club Teacher
Teacher, Grades 3 & 4; Director, Camp Kokua
Teacher, 5th and 6th Grade Homeroom, 5-12 Language Arts, English, Yearbook, Guidance 9/10
Art Teacher K - 12 and Drama Teacher K - 12, Senior Project Advisor
Teacher, 7th & 8th Grade Homeroom, 5-12 Science, 7-8 Math, 5-8 Malama Honua
Teacher, 11th - 12th Homeroom, Grades 5 - HS Social Studies, 5 - 12 PE
Teacher, 9th & 10th Homeroom, Grades 5th - HS Math
Part -Time Faculty & Staff
Kindergarten Teacher's Aide
After School Program Assistant, Substitute Teacher
Retired Ho`ala Master Teacher. Currently the Facilitator for Parent-Teacher Study Group; Substitute Teacher
Ho'ala Plus Before & After School Program Director, 1st & 2nd Grade Classroom Aide
Spanish Teacher, Grades K - 12, 11 - 12 Guidance, Senior Project Advisor