St. Anthony School Staff Member Bio

Kumu Koa
Health & Wellness, Freshmen Moderator, L.I.F.E. Moderator

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Ma ka hana ka ‘ike, ma ka ‘ike ka mana

In the work there’s knowledge, in the knowledge there’s power

Ua pōmaikaʻi maoli nō hoʻi au i ke aʻo ma ke kula ʻO  St. Anthony. I am beyond blessed to be teaching at St. Anthony. I have been part of the SAS ‘ohana for 19 years and a parish member of St. Anthony Church. I’m very passionate about teaching. I am native to the shores of Maui Nui a Kama, raised in Paukūkalo. Mother of 2 children Olecis (c/o2000) and Oralani (c/o 2004) and Puna to Orianna (Nonohe) and Hāliko and fury baby Makakilo. Love Ke Akua, ‘ohana, hula and all things Hawai’i.

I teach 7th grade Hawaiian Monarchy, 9th grade Health and Wellness, 9th grade Marianist Foundations, 11th grade Modern Hawaiian History, and Freshmen moderator.

My first introduction to the Marianist was in  2010. Since then I have been a moderator for the Marianist L.I.F.E  ministry (Living in Faith Experience) for SAS High school students. My daughter is a 2003 L.I.F.E’r. I believe that a Catholic Education, which emphasizes spiritual and academic excellence, has the ability to transform a student’s life. Being a part of building that foundation is an exciting responsibility.

For the past 36 years I have been an ‘olapa  with hālau Ke’alaokamaile (Keali’i Reichel) and traveled the world spreading our culture. Often my time is given in serving our community. I value my time outdoors, Vitamin Sea time, working in the lo’i or playing with my little princesses. When I’m not grading papers or planning lessons, you’ll find me enjoying spending time with family, friends and colleagues. Did you know that I attended a UH Hilo and UH Manoa?


"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

SAS CONTACT

St. Anthony School
1618 Lower Main St
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-4190
M-F  7:30am - 3:30pm

mainoffice@sasmaui.org