ACCE 2020

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I³: Inspire, Innovate, and Integrate

          January 31, 2020

          8:30 am – 12:25 pm

          Sacred Hearts Academy

          3253 Waialae Avenue

*Please note parking is limited.

Carpooling or hiring a bus is strongly encouraged; overflow parking at St. Patrick’s Church and School (enter on 6th Ave & Waialae Ave) and the Saint Louis Parking Structure.


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Milestone 20 & 30 & 40 Years in Hawaii Catholic Schools


20 Years

Name                     School

Carlyle Cameron
Saint Louis School

Carlyle’s teaching career began as the eighth grade teacher at Saint John Vianney School in Kailua.  After moving from Kailua to Honolulu, Carlyle joined Saint Francis School as a high school teacher.  This year, she joined Saint Louis School teaching seventh grade English.  Carlyle believes that both her students and her colleagues have inspired her over the years to continue to enhance her skills as a teacher and that becoming a Catholic Schools teacher was, as she puts it, “the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Sister Estelita Jamelo, OP
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Sister Estelita Jamelo, a Dominican Sister of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines.  She is one of eight children.  Sister worked for several Catholic schools in Hawaii. She loves it at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Ewa Beach, because the faculty, staff and principal are loving, supportive, and always there when she needs help.  She added that the students and parents are added joys to her life.   Sister Estelita said that she was blessed to be part of the “Best School in the Universe”.

Troy Kamiya
Maryknoll School

Troy Kamiya is a proud member of the Maryknoll School Community.  He is known as a dedicated teacher who truly knows his students.  Troy has worked in the social studies department at Maryknoll, teaching History and sociology.  He is a true example of Maryknoll School’s motto of Noblesse Oblige, To whom much is given, much is expected.

Tammy Kaneaiakala
St. John Vianney School

Tammy has worn many hats during her years at St. John Vianney School. She has taught Hawaiian Studies, Math, Algebra, Pre-Algebra and physical education. Coach K, as she is affectionately called by students, parents and staff alike, has led the volleyball and basketball teams to many victories and championship titles. She is loved by all for her aloha spirit and sense of fair play.

Claire Shannon
St. Anthony School Kailua

Ms. Claire Shannon has been a beacon of light in the lives of thousands of preschoolers throughout her 20+ years in Catholic education.  Her stories, songs, and welcoming spirit make her classroom a fun place to be for students and parents! St. Anthony School would like to PRAISE THE LORD for Ms. Shannon!

Dawn Shiinoki-Ho
Maryknoll School

Dawn celebrates her 20th year in Catholic education.  She taught at Sacred Hearts Academy and has served Maryknoll School as a teacher of grades 4 and 6.  Her love for her faith and for the students of Maryknoll is witnessed in her spirit of Noblesse oblige.

Kepa Stern
St. Anthony School Kailua

Mr. Gier “Kepa” Stern has spent the last 20 years at Saint Anthony School Kailua as the Band, Choir, and Music teacher sharing the music that is in his soul. He embodies all the qualities of a great Catholic educator. He is loved by all and is famous for being the OPPOSITE of his last name: STERN!

Mandy Thronas-Brown
St. Ann School

Mandy Thronas-Brown currently serves as the Principal of St. Ann School. Mrs. Brown is happily married to Ryan Brown. They are the proud parents of Agnes and Emily Brown.  Mandy states…”The best thing about working at St. Ann School is being able to speak, teach and learn about God freely and without reservation.  The faculty, staff, parents and students treat everyone as family and work diligently on ensuring the best for each other daily. I love working at St. Ann School and I am so grateful for all that God has blessed me with.”


30 Years

                                                               Name School

Thomas “Chico” Furtado
Maryknoll School

Thomas “Chico” Furtado celebrates 30 years of service with Maryknoll High School.  He has served 26 years as the school counselor and 4 years as the Vice Principal.  He has also been Head Coach/Coordinator of the Maryknoll Girls Basketball Program for 7 years.  The greatest reward has been servicing the students and families of Maryknoll School as well as working with the many dedicated faculty and staff over the past 30 years.

Christine Loomis
Maryknoll School

Christine Loomis has been with Hawaii Catholic Schools since 1989.  She has taught grades 5 and 6, served as Vice Principal and is currently the Maryknoll Grade School Principal.  She has also been very active in the accreditation process, serving Maryknoll and other Catholic and private schools.  She is thankful for the daily support she receives from the entire Maryknoll community.


40 Years

                                                               Name School

Beverly Sandobal
St. Joseph Parish School

Beverly Sandobal is a graduate of both St. Joseph Parish School, and St. Francis High School.  She shares that her forty years as a Catholic School educator in this diocese is one way to give back in Thanksgiving for the many teachers and people who contributed to the person she is today.  She said, “I believe everyone is created in God’s image and the daily challenge is to see God’s gift in each person, nurture it, and help them to be all that God calls them to be. Being a contributor to anyone’s faith and life journey is a privilege and a gift I truly treasure.”  Every new day is a gift from God.  Both challenging and joyful experiences are opportunities to encounter God and realize He always provides His love, His grace, and His mercy for whatever is needed, but we must be steadfast in our faith in Him.  I thank God and the many people who have impacted my life, inspired me, and modeled for me what it truly means to be a humble, loving, servant in this ministry of Catholic education because I know with God, everything is possible!

*St. Theresa School – Kalihi no longer has any honorees this year

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