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Liane Nakamura



Dean of Students, Class of 2020



Mahele Luna



Maui Campus




(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 andthen 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!

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