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Leadership/ Governance

Kamaile’s Leadership/ Governance


Aloha no kakou,


At Ho’okako’o, we believe that every student has the right to achieve his or her highest potential.

That path begins with:

  • Principals who can develop a vision for change and lead their schools to achieve it
  • Highly capable and competitively compensated teachers working in a focused learning community
  • An aligned curriculum, integrated from pre-school through graduation in collaboration with other educational providers
  • Engaged parents and communities

With its P-20 vision and commitment to extended learning time, Kamaile Academy has taken solid first steps toward transforming learning for our haumana. We are pleased to introduce the leadership team that will build on that foundation by fostering a collaborative environment and creating integrated curriculum with defined and measurable outcomes for our learners.


Paul Kepka, Interim Principal.  As a Vice Principal at Kamaile Academy for eight years, Paul has demonstrated an impressive commitment to our haumana and their learning. He has been with the school since 2004, serving first as a teacher, then as Dean of Students before becoming an administrator.


Natalie Zisko, Associate Principal for Grades 3-6.  Natalie was a principal for two years at a K-5 elementary school in northern California.  She comes with a strong background in teaching reading.  Her expertise is in the lower elementary grades.


Eric Wyand, Associate Principal for Grades 6-12. Eric comes from central California and has been a vice-principal and principal for elementary, middle school, and high school. His experience in K-12 and starting up a high school is a major asset to the administrative team.


Lisa Staib, Interim Vice Principal for grades PK-2.  Lisa has 26 years of experience in education as an elementary teacher, after school and summer school coordinator, and administrator in public, private, and charter schools.  Six of those years have been as an instructional coach at Kamaile Academy before becoming interim vice principal.  Her commitment to Kamaile Academy and wide range of experiences in different instructional leadership roles make her a valuable addition to our administrative team this school year.