Aloha kākou, ʻo wau nō ʻo Kyla Manzano, he kama no Waimānalo, Oʻahu a ua ulu a paʻa koʻu mauli Hawaiʻi ma Wailuku, Maui. Ua puka kula au mai ke kula kiʻekiʻe ʻo Baldwin, a laila ua puka wau me kaʻu A.A. mai ke Kulanui ma Maui. Ua neʻe wau i Hawaiʻi nei ma ka makahiki 2011. Hoʻomaka i ke aʻo ʻana ma ka Pūnana Leo o Hilo ma ka makahiki 2012. Puka akula au mai Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani me ka palapala laepua (mh2014), kaʻu lāikini kumu mai Kahuawaiola (mh2015), a pēlā hoʻi ka palapala laeoʻo (mh2020). Noho wau ma Puna me kaʻu kāne ʻo Kekolu me kā māua mau keiki 3. Ua koho māua e hoʻomau kā māua mau keiki ma kēia ala naʻauao a hoʻōla ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi e like me kā Kekolu i puka mua ai. Ua hoʻomaka koʻu aʻo ʻana ma Nāwahī ma ka makahiki 2019 ma ka papa mālaaʻo. "ʻO ke kahua ka mua, ma hope ke kūkulu."
Aloha kākou, my name is Kyla Manzano, I was born and spent my childhood in Waimānalo, Oʻahu, then moved to grow up in Wailuku, Maui, where I found my desire to teach and do what I do today. I graduated from Baldwin High school, then continued to Maui College where I graduated with my A.A. I moved to Hawaiʻi Island in 2011. Became a teacher at the Pūnana Leo preschool in 2012. I am a graduate of Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian Language college, where I received my B.A. (in 2014), my teaching certifications from Kahuawaiola (2015), as well as my M.A. degree (2020). I live in Puna with my kāne, Kekolu, and our 3 keiki. We have chosen to have our keiki continue on this path of Hawaiian medium education just as which Kekolu has graduated from. I started teaching at Nāwahī in 2019 as a kumu papa mālaaʻo. "Set the foundation first, then build up."