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HPA welcomes new faculty and staff

From left, are HPA new faculty members  Laura Hawbaker, Phillip Cheng, Will Zucker, John Kilkenny and Patricia Kassis. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)
From left, are HPA new faculty members Laura Hawbaker, Phillip Cheng, Will Zucker, John Kilkenny and Patricia Kassis. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)
<p>TOP: From left, are HPA new faculty members Janice Gail, Stephanie David-Chapman, Bonni Silver and Robin Scarth. Missing are Betsy Boland and Dina Strittmatter. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)</p>

TOP: From left, are HPA new faculty members Janice Gail, Stephanie David-Chapman, Bonni Silver and Robin Scarth. Missing are Betsy Boland and Dina Strittmatter. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s new faculty and staff members for the 2013-2014 school year were among the hundreds of HPA ‘ohana members who gathered at Taylor Commons on Aug. 16 for Experience HPA, the school’s annual welcome back-to-school celebration, hosted by the HPA ‘Ohana Association.

New Upper Campus faculty and staff members are: Phillip Cheng, Chinese Mandarin; Laura Hawbaker, ESL; Pa’akaula Kalawaianui, bookstore; Patricia Kassis, math; John Kilkenny, social studies; Hui-Chun O’Leary, college counseling; Sarah Schorn, advancement/residential life; Bill Woitel, maintenance and Will Zuker, ceramics.

New Village Campus faculty and staff members are: Betsy Boland, middle school Spanish; Stephanie David-Chapman, middle school English; Janice Gail Naiditch, lower school art; Sarie Imonen, lower school educational assistant; Sarah Mares, lower school educational assistant; Robin Scarth, middle school social studies; Suzanne Shwedo, kindergarten educational assistant; Bonni Silver, middle school ESL; and Dina Strittmatter, sixth grade math.

HPA students in grades sixth through eighth returned to school on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Lower and Upper school classes began on Wednesday, Aug. 21.