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Meet The Teachersfor the school year 2022-2023

Miss Brandi

Miss Brandi

Busy BeeTeacher

Aloha kākou, my name is Miss Brandi and I am so excited to be a part the Kinder Kids International Hawaii Kai team! I am from the Big Island of Hawai’i and in my free time I love spending time with family, friends and my dog. Some of my hobbies include spending time at the beach, doing arts and crafts such as resin art and shopping (mostly at target)! I’ve always loved working with children. Watching them grow and mature during their time in preschool is such a rewarding and exciting journey! The pure joy in the children’s faces when they accomplish something is a constant reminder of why I love teaching! Children are our future. “He keiki aloha nā mea kanu.”- Beloved children are the plants. Children are like plants, given the attention and care that is needed, they will grow!

Miss Winnie

Miss Winnie

Busy BeeTeacher

Aloha, my name is Miss Winnie.
Working with children has always been my passion. Being able to be alongside children while they learn and develop is the most rewarding part of this job. I am honored to be part of the team here at Kinder Kids International School.
I have a BA in Humanity of Art (English), and have volunteered teaching children ages 2-12 in the Middle East and Thailand. But, teaching preschool children has always been my favorite age group.
I am currently completing my Child Development Associate Credential. In my free time I enjoy sewing, hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you.

Miss Mayumi

Miss Mayumi

Juggling JellyfishTeacher

Hi everyone! I’m Miss Mayumi. I love teaching and watching children learn and grow. I really enjoy all the time I spend with them.
Children are so positive and curious and not only do I feel it is a privilege to teach them, but also I have the pleasure of learning from them.
I believe that Kinder Kids International School’s unique curriculum gives the children a great deal of opportunities in an environment that is both engaging and fun. I'm originally from Japan and I will be the Japanese and Music class teacher for the older children.

Miss Alana

Miss Alana

Juggling JellyfishTeacher

Aloha! My name is Miss Alana and I’ve been studying childhood education since I’ve graduated high school. I am honored to be working at Kinder Kids to assist your children in this crucial phase of academic and emotional development, using the utmost understanding and support. I believe that as I help your children grow and learn, they will be helping me learn and grow as an educator and a human being. In my free time I love to play basketball, paint/draw and spend time with my family. I am elated to be a part of the Kinder Kids family and to get to know you and your children.

Miss Keris

Miss Keris

Pilot PenguinTeacher

Aloha! I’m Miss Keris and I’ve always loved little kids. Teaching is a passion of mine and I get joy from watching the children reach their goals and to see their facial expressions when they can finally do something on their own.
It is very rewarding seeing children use what I have taught them as they teach their siblings or friends what they have learned.
Children are our future, and if we can teach them how to do things the right way from a young age, they can have a wonderful life and create a better world for their children.

Miss Dawn

Miss Dawn

Pilot PenguinTeacher

Aloha! My name is Miss Dawn.I enjoy interacting with children of all ages, particularly the preschool and Kindergarten level. I love building relationships with the children and the families. Most importantly seeing the children develop and grow; learning vital life skills to be successful individuals in our society. I strongly believe children are the future to a better world and we need to create a loving, nurturing, fun environment to learn. This means planning fun activities and circle times to get the children engaged, having fun and wanting to come to school every day to learn more!

Miss L

Miss L

Dancing DinosaurTeacher

I love teaching young children because I enjoy watching them grow & reach their potential. I’ve worked with kids from all backgrounds & ages (3mos - 10yrs) and it has been very rewarding seeing their growth throughout the school year and as they get older. I believe every child is unique and will teach us (educators) something new every day about the field of ECE. I truly believe that Kinder Kids has all the tools & techniques it needs to help children with their developmental milestones; at the same time learn basic skills to be successful in society. During my free time, I love spending time with my family, cook & bake.

Miss Katsura

Miss Katsura

Dancing DinosaurTeacher

Hello, everyone. My name is Miss Katsura. Working with children always intrigues me because they have so much potential and great imagination. I would like to guide them as they learn about themselves and the world around them. I strive to create a warm and enriching environment where children can be themselves. I’ve been working with children ages 1 to 15 for the last 25 years both in Japan and in the US, but I enjoy working with preschool children the most. I am very excited and honored to work at Kinder Kids International School. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, making crafts and going camping with my family. I am looking forward to expanding my experience and knowledge with the children at Kinder Kids!!

Miss Rei

Miss Rei

FloaterTeacher

Aloha, My name is Miss Rei.I am passionate about early childhood education and have taught classes to many international students in both Japan and Hawaii. My focus is to help children discover the joy of learning and help each child develop a strong belief in his or her own ability to achieve. It is also very important to me that my students always learn how to be kind and helpful to others. I love reading books and making art and music with children. I look forward to growing together at Kinder Kids!

Miss Lauren

Miss Lauren

FloaterTeacher

Aloha! My name is Miss Lauren.Since high school I’ve always known I wanted to be a teacher. I’ve worked in international schools in Japan, China, and now here in Hawai’i! I’m so grateful to be a part of the team here at Kinder Kids Hawaii and look forward to developing close relationships with students, parents, and staff. Working with children has always been a joy of mine as I love watching them develop their individual strengths and personalities, learn new things, and create lasting memories. Children are the future and I truly believe they deserve every opportunity to grow and experience everything the world has to offer. Some of my passions outside of school include free-diving, surfing, painting, and cooking.