Aloha kākou! ʻO Kaiolohia Masaoka koʻu inoa a he kumu au ma Nāwahī Iki. Ua hoʻomaka au i ke aʻo ma Nāwahī i ka makahiki 2002. He haumāna puka au mai Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani me ke kekelē laepua ma ka Haʻawina Hawaiʻi, ka palapala aʻo ma lalo o Kahuawaiola a me ke kekelē laeoʻo ma ka Hoʻonaʻauao ʻŌiwi. Ma waho aku o koʻu mau kuleana kumu, he mau kuleana ʻohana hoʻi koʻu. He makuahine au na ʻekolu keiki ma Nāwahī. ʻO nā ʻohana ke kahua e paʻa pono ai kā kākou papahana aloha a nui koʻu mahalo a hauʻoli i ko ʻoukou hilinaʻi a kākoʻo mau ʻana mai iā mākou ma ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻana aku i kā ʻoukou mau keiki.
My name is Kaiolohia Masaoka and I am an elementary teacher at Nāwahī. I have been teaching here since 2002. I am a graduate of Ka Haka ʻUla ʻO Keʻelikōlani at UH-Hilo with a Bachelor's degree in Hawaiian Studies, a teaching certificate through Kahuawaiola and a Master's degree in Indigenous Language and Culture Education. I am also a parent of three who also attend at Nāwahī. ʻOhana commitment is the foundation and backbone of our program here and I am honored that you continue to put your trust and support in our school with the education of your keiki.