Service Spotlight: Maryknoll School
Maryknoll School was started over 85 years ago. When the school was blessed in 1927, the student body comprised of only 93 boys and 77 girls in a one-story building. Today, Maryknoll School is a high-tech campus with nearly 1,400 students across all grade levels K-12. Learn more about the school at their website: maryknollschool.org
Milton Makishi, 40 Years of Service
Milton Makishi began teaching at Maryknoll as a leader in the after school care program and later became the director and full time teacher for first grade. He currently teaches second grade and considers it a pleasure to have worked at Maryknoll for the past 30 years, learning and growing with his students in the Early Childhood Division.
Lucille Kern, 40 Years of Service
Throughout her years at Maryknoll, Lucille served as administrative assistant to the Vice Principal, high school Registrar, and most recently serves as Grade & Middle School administrative assistant. A devout Catholic, she cherishes her 30 years of service to the children of Maryknoll and is proud of providing a Catholic education for her 3 children from Grade School through College.
Lori Carlos, 20 Years of Service
Upon returning to her alma mater, Lori Carlos served as the Alumni Director at Maryknoll School. Currently she is the Director of Admission and is the proud parent of two daughters who attend Maryknoll. Lori loves sharing the story of Maryknoll and benefits of Catholic education with prospective families and students.
Jonathan Hermosura, 20 Years of Service
Jonathan Hermosura’s career at Maryknoll began with teaching summer school. He was hired to teach music but branched out into different subjects and grade levels, including religion and being the very first, first-grade teacher’s aide. He earned his graduate degree in PE and is now a full time PE teacher. His time at Maryknoll has been a true blessing for him. The tremendous support from the faculty and administration constantly challenges him to strive to be the best teacher, coach and Catholic that he can be.
Darcie Kawamura holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in secondary education from the University of Dayton and a Master of Arts degree in administration and curriculum instruction from Gonzaga University. Kawamura has been part of the Maryknoll School community and served in many different roles – first as a teacher for 10 years in the Social Studies Department, high school vice principal for 7 years and high school principal for 4 years. She has also served as a CSL track and field coach, French Summer Exchange Coordinator, Student Senate Advisor, Summer School Coordinator and the Dean of Faculty. A graduate of Maryknoll School, she has been part of the Maryknoll family for more than 33 years. She is the proud parent of three children, the oldest of whom attends Maryknoll School.
Gilbert Rabago is the lead maintenance worker at Maryknoll School and is known to all as “Mr. Gilbert.” He is highly skilled in all the trades and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Gilbert greets everyone with a sincere smile and is well-liked by the staff and students.
The late Bradley Koki graduated from Maryknoll High School in 1971 and returned to teach at his alma mater in 1995. He has been an educator for 39 years with 20 years of service to Catholic education. Brad taught art courses such as Drawing, Painting, Exploratory Art, AP Studio Art and Ceramics. He served for many years as the Junior Grade Level Coordinator and Art Department Chairperson. Brad recently was presented with the Locations Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award. Brad passed away on January 18 and will always be remembered for his generosity, kind heart and incredible talents.
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