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Liane Nakamura

Liane Nakamura
Title:Dean of Students, Class of 2025
Department: Māhele Luna
Location:Maui Campus
Phone:(808) 572-3160

About me

Aloha! I was born and raised in Paia, Maui. I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa with my bachelors in Elementary Education in 2005. I then moved back to Maui and taught 3rd Grade at Makawao School. After teaching 3rd grade for one year at Makawao School, I decided to get my Masters degree in School Counseling. I could not believe all the obstacles that my students went through at such an early age. I started my Masters Degree in School Counseling at Point Loma Nazarene University and then finished at National University in San Diego. I served as an 11th Grade Academic and Behavioral Counselor at my alma mater, King Kekaulike High School. In 2008, I transitioned back into the classroom as a 5th grade kumu at Kamehameha Kula Ha'aha'a. I taught 5th Grade for the past 8 years and was the Innovation Specialist for 1 year. In 2012, I became a National Board Certified Teacher. I am so EXCITED to start the next chapter in my career as the 10th Grade Counselor. During my free time, I LOVE surfing, diving for shells, fishing, swimming, or just cruising at the beach with my family and friends. I love to be outdoors, love working out/playing sports, traveling, DIY projects, and of course EATING!