Aloha kākou! ʻO Kaiolohia Masaoka koʻu inoa a he kumu papa ʻehā au ma Nāwahī Iki. ʻO kēia koʻu makahiki kula 18 ma ke aʻo ʻana ma kēia kula nei. He haumāna puka au mai Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani ma UH-Hilo i ka makahiki 2001. Ua puka akula ma Kahuawaiola, ka papahana hoʻomākaukau kumu ʻōiwi, i ka makahiki 2002. Ua loaʻa maila ke kekelē laeoʻo ma ka Hoʻonaʻauao ʻŌiwi i ka makahiki 2009. 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 a 4th grade teacher at Nāwahī. This school year will be my 18th year teaching here at Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Iki. I have previously taught papa mālaaʻo for 5 years; papa ʻekahi for 7 years; papa ʻekolu for 5 years and this is my 2nd year teaching PAPA ʻEHĀ. I am a 2001 graduate of Ka Haka ʻUla ʻO Keʻelikōlani at UH-Hilo with a Bachelors degree in Hawaiian Studies. I attained my teaching certificate through Kahuawaiola in 2002 and have completed a Masters degree in Indigenous Language and Culture Education in 2009. Not only am I a teacher at Nāwahī, but I am also a parent of three students at Nāwahī. ʻOhana commitment is the foundation and backbone of our program here at Nāwahī and I am honored that you continue to put your trust and support in our school with the education of your keiki.