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Bunda

Father Roland Bunda, Pastor of St. Anthony Church

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Anthony Schools,

Welcome to St. Anthony Catholic Community of Wailuku, Maui, Hawai‘i. Our mission statement emphasizes that “We, the Saint Anthony of Padua Church, participate in the mission of the Diocese of Honolulu bringing Christ to the world. We are a community of faith that lives and promotes a vibrant family spirit in the Marianist tradition, Catholic spirituality, and service to the people of God on Maui.”

In collaboration with the Hawaii Catholic Schools we affirm the three aspects of Catholic education: Inspiration, Education and Faith. Our Church community seeks to develop stewardship as a way of life, being disciples of Christ through increased communication, education and evangelization. We encourage parishioners to deepen their relationship with Christ, and to express this conversion through their gifts of time, talent and treasure to the parish community.

As stewards of education and faith, St. Anthony has a long tradition and legacy of Catholic education. The parish was founded in 1846 and the school was established in 1848. We are proud to continue this long standing tradition of formation in faith, providing an integral quality education within a learning and safe environment, and adapting changes that enhance 21st century education for service, justice and peace.

We are proud and honored to collaborate with you in your child’s educational, spiritual and religious formation. Let us continue to pray and support our students in their endeavor to develop and grow in their God-given talents as they participate in our school and parish.

May the Father, Son and Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

Sincerely,
Fr. Roland Bunda, S.M.
Pastor of St. Anthony Church

Tim Cullen, Head of School

Timothy Cullen has been named Head of School of St. Anthony School, effective July 10, 2017. The appointment was made by Rev. Roland Bunda, S.M., pastor of St. Anthony Parish, following an extensive national search and the involvement of a Head of School search committee chaired by Very Rev. Terrance A. M. Watanabe, Vicar Forane and pastor of St. Theresa Parish in nearby Kihei.

Cullen is a lifelong educator who most recently served as Superintendent of the Bishop Hoffman Catholic School system and Principal of its St. Joseph Central Catholic Campus in Fremont, OH. During his time in the Bishop Hoffman system, Cullen quickly earned a reputation as a collaborative Catholic school leader that successfully merged organizational cultures and built strong constituent relationships that enabled the school community to remain accessible, successful, and sustainable. Well-versed in addressing the current challenges and opportunities that face today’s Catholic educational institutions, Cullen has proven capacity and executive leadership experience in advocating and articulating the mission of the schools he has led, all while exhibiting visionary focus and missionary zeal.

In announcing Mr. Cullen to the St. Anthony School community, Fr. Bunda said “Tim is an institution-building leader who is filled with the Holy Spirit, committed to his faith and loves to teach and administer in Catholic Education. While being the chief executive officer of the Bishop Hoffman Catholic School system, he worked tirelessly to integrate the latest educational models and technology into classroom instruction, while building strong constituent relationships at all levels.   Most importantly he passionately embraces the ministry of Catholic education as vital to the work of our Church.”

Prior to serving the Bishop Hoffman school communities as Superintendent, Cullen was first a teacher before spending over 20 years in increasingly responsible administrative positions in various Ohio public school systems in and around the Fremont region. Mr. Cullen holds a Bachelor of Art in Education from Bowling Green University and a Master of Art in School Administration from Azusa Pacific University.

In accepting his appointment, Cullen stated “My life journey of serving God’s call through serving others to grow closer to Him brought me to the beautiful families, outstanding school staff and supportive parish of St. Anthony School. The love of faith, the importance of family and the desire to build a great future is something we have in common and something I am very excited to be a part of with St. Anthony School. I look forward to continuing my journey as the new Head of School for St. Anthony School and ask for prayers and patience as we work together to take a great school system and build an even brighter future.”

The exhaustive nationwide search conducted by Boston, MA based Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, a national retained search and recruiting firm devoted exclusively to developing excellence in Catholic school leadership, bears witness that Cullen possesses the requisite skillset as the academic, spiritual, and innovative leader expected of the distinguished St. Anthony School community. His extensive experience while working collaboratively with students, parents, and alumni will serve as the solid foundation needed as he assumes the position of Head of School, succeeding current Head of School, Betsey Gunderson. Gunderson will be moving to an Assistant Superintendent position in the Diocese of Honolulu, where she will be working closely with all its secondary schools, including St. Anthony School.

In leading the search committee efforts, an elated Msgr. Watanabe said “With the help and guidance of Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions who provided us with a wonderful selection process, Tim emerged as the right candidate for this position of Head of School for St. Anthony.  His enthusiasm, leadership, sense of humor and deep faith was evident in our many encounters with this candidate.  Tim has a great vision for Catholic Education and that vision will continue to enrich and encourage all those who are involved with St. Anthony School to be the best that it has ever been.  Aloha and Welcome to our New Head of School, Mr. Tim Cullen!”

 

 

 

Patricia

Patricia L. Rickard, Principal

Patricia L. Rickard has been a teacher and administrator at St. Anthony School for over 26 years.

Her teaching experience in Hawaii Catholic schools spans over 45 years and includes St. Anthony on Oahu and St. Joseph School in Hilo.

Mrs. Rickard was born and raised on Oahu. She graduated from Star of the Sea High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa with a minor in History. She did post-graduate work at UH Hilo, UH Manoa, and Chaminade University.

Mrs. Rickard feels so very BLESSED!   She and her husband Joseph recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three wonderful children and five beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys watching her grandchildren participate in sports and school activities. She truly treasures her family.

 

Carleen

Carlene Santos, Preschool Director

Mrs. Carlene Santos has been an integral part of St. Anthony’s Preschool program for over 30 years, where she began her career in early childhood education in 1983.

Born and raised on Maui, Mrs. Santos’ commitment to incorporating values into traditional education stems from her own personal experiences. A proud graduate of St. Anthony High School herself, Mrs. Santos has experienced the power of a Catholic school education since Kindergarten.

She attended the University of Hawaii Maui Campus where she earned Associate Degrees in Arts, Science (Human Services), Early Childhood Education and a Child Development Associate Credential.

She is married with two children. She loves to spend her days off going to the movies, out to eat, and shopping with her family, including her mother and grandson. She and her husband are also dedicated to supporting their church and spend free time volunteering for events and special projects.

ST ANTHONY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Jeanne Skog (1968) – Board Chair
  • Father Roland Bunda, SM, Pastor, St. Anthony Church, Ex-Officio
  • Tim Cullen – Head of School, St. Anthony School, Ex-Officio
  • Fr. George Cerniglia, SM  – Marianist Representative,
    Ex-Officio
  • Roger Dixon
  • Rory Frampton
  • Len Inokuma
  • Bradley MacArthur
  • Cathy Nobriga-Kim (1974)
  • Michael Rockers, Ed.D. – Superintendent, Hawaii Catholic Schools, Ex-Officio
  • Gary Passon
  • Grelyn Rosario
  • Alvin Santander
  • Candis Wilkinson
  • Douglas Wright

 

"I’m thankful for the sense of community and cultural blending that was part of St. Anthony. Only after going to the mainland, did I appreciate how fortunate I was to have grown up in this setting."

Class of 1968

Jeanne Unemori Skog

MEDB, President & CEO

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St. Anthony School
1618 Lower Main St
Wailuku, HI 96793
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