About KCS

 


STEM High School


STEM Middle School


STEM Elementary School


Administration and Support



 Amanda Werth
STEM High School Math Teacher
Amanda grew up in San Diego area of Southern California. She received her Associate of Arts from Mira Costa College, her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with a focus in Applied Mathematics, from California State University Fullerton, and she completed her teaching credentialing program in Mathematics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Amanda began her career in education as a Kihei Charter School Educational Assistant in 2006. She enjoys golf, free diving, stand-up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, cycling, painting, hiking, traveling, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and anything active and outdoors. Amanda joined Kihei Charter School in July 2006.

 Megan Edgar
STEM High School

Megan Edgar received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Maine and her Master of Education in Secondary Science Education from the University of Nevada, Reno.  Prior to joining the Kihei Charter School ‘ohana, Megan worked as a dolphin trainer in Florida and as part of a humpback whale research team in the Gulf of Maine.  She also tutored math, science, and writing at the Gould Academy summer school, led backpacking and canoeing trips for high school students in New England, coached alpine skiing in California, and taught seventh grade science at the Coral Academy of Science, a charter school in Reno, NV. Megan is credentialed in the State of Nevada and in the State of Hawai’i in secondary science education. Megan has also attended Space Academy for Educators and is certified to teach the Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology middle school engineering program. Megan grew up in northern Maine with a younger brother and many pets.  She enjoys being outside, and her favorite activities include skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.  Since moving to Hawaii she has learned to surf and also enjoys stand-up paddle boarding when the whales are visiting.  When she is not playing outside, Megan enjoys reading and writing.  She has Yorkshire Terrier named Jack. Megan joined Kihei Charter School in July 2008.

Corey Holmgreen
STEM High School Engineering Facilitator and Science Teacher

Corey received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Architecture and his Masters of Education from the University of Oregon. He is credentialed in the State of Hawaii in Secondary Science and Fine Art. Corey’s experience prior to joining the KCS ‘ohana includes teaching positions in Oregon, Florida, and Hawaii. He enjoys playing in the outdoors, and especially likes hiking, biking, camping, windsurfing, fishing, and spending time at the beach. Corey joined Kihei Charter School in 2007.

Shadan Shirkhodai
STEM High School Educational Assistant

Shadan is a Senior Chemist with a Master of Science in Chemistry. She has over 16 years of related experience in the chemistry field: she has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency and Dyncorp (now CSC) in the areas of applied science, research, development, and analysis. She also has many years of experience as a research and laboratory assistant. Early in her career, Shadan served as a teacher’s assistant and lab supervisor at her university, and she also tutored science and math to freshman students. She has always enjoyed working with children, and she is very excited to be working at the charter school with the youth of Maui. She is married with two sons. Shadan joined Kihei Charter School in July 2010.

Megan Terry
STEM High School Language Arts Teacher

Megan grew up in Minnesota and studied Marketing and French at the University of Wisconsin, and later studied English Education at the University of Hawaii. She is credentialed in the State of Hawaii in Secondary English/Language Arts. She loves teaching and traveling, and she combines the two whenever possible. She started teaching six years ago as an English teacher in Japan. She has also taught in Vietnam and Colombia, and enjoyed the time she spent learning and adventuring in those countries. Megan moved to Maui – the only location that will make her stay in one place – three years ago. She loves to read, write, run with her dog, sing karaoke, learn new things, be outdoors, visit Minnesota in any season but winter, and watch movies (the older, the better). Megan joined Kihei Charter School in July 2011

 Michael Stubbs
High School Teacher

Michael was originally born on Maui and relocated to New York at the age of 10.  There he studied Spanish and International Business at Ithaca College and received his BA in 2003.  During his undergraduate studies he spent a semester in Spain and developed a mastery of the Spanish language.  He later completed his MA in Secondary Education at Manahattanville College in 2007.  Living in Manhattan he taught grades 6-8 at MS 319.  For the next 6 years he taught various subjects including Bilingual Social Studies, Literacy, Math, Special Education and Soccer Club.  In 2011 he worked at Facing History High school and taught Bilingual Humanities to grades 9 and 11.  He recently returned to Maui, which he has always considered to be his home.  His hobbies include sports, as he loves to play, coach and attend athletic competitions.  He also believes athletics can become an integral part in a student’s life, as it develops discipline, commitment, and both mental and physical health. 

Amanda Werth
STEM High School Math Teacher

Amanda grew up in San Diego area of Southern California. She received her Associate of Arts from Mira Costa College, her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with a focus in Applied Mathematics, from California State University Fullerton, and she completed her teaching credentialing program in Mathematics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Amanda began her career in education as a Kihei Charter School Educational Assistant in 2006. She enjoys golf, free diving, stand-up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, cycling, painting, hiking, traveling, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and anything active and outdoors. Amanda joined Kihei Charter School in July 2006.

PictureMaile Getzen
STEM Middle School Art & PE Teacher

Maile Getzen has been teaching for over 15 years. She earned her Master’s Degree from Lesley in Cambridge in integrating the arts into the curriculum. There are many parallels with art and the skills used in Math, Science and Writing. She was born and raised in Hana and graduated from Hana High School and has a deep respect for Hawaiian culture and its ecosystems. Outside of school she does photography, graphic design, illustration and painting. A few years ago, she wrote and illustrated a children’s book, Gift from the Forest, based on a true story about building a koa canoe. It won a national award. She also loves paddling and all kinds of sports.

Tara Lindsey
STEM High School Social Studies Teacher

Ellen Federoff
STEM Middle School 7/8 PE and Service Learning Teacher

Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California and her Masters in Teaching from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to joining the Kihei Charter School ‘ohana, she spent 10 years teaching 6th grade in Lawndale, California and six years as the Education Outreach Coordinator for the Maui Digital Bus. She is credentialed in both the State of Hawaii and California in Elementary Education. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society. Ellen is originally from Southern California, where she played semi-professional volleyball for many years. She is now a very active paddler: she races outrigger canoes year-round, coaches novice paddlers and cancer survivors, and coordinates the yearly Paddle for Life voyage to Lanai (a fundraiser for the Pacific Cancer Foundation). Her other ocean-based hobbies include scuba diving, snorkeling, and stand-up paddling. She is married with two dogs. Ellen joined Kihei Charter School in July 2011.