Service Spotlight: Damien Memorial School
Four essential members of Damien Memorial School celebrated notable years of service to Hawaii Catholic Schools in 2016. Meet these wonderful members of our HCS Ohana.
Jean Ota — 30 Years of Service
Jean was hired as Damien Memorial School’s Japanese language instructor in the Fall of 1995. She has been here ever since, instructing her own classes and serving as the World Languages Department Chairperson. Jean has served as the advisor of the National Honor Society and presently serves as the advisor of Damien’s Leo Club.
Bruce Tam Hoy — 20 Years of Service
Bruce has been employed at Damien Memorial School for 20 years and currently is Director of Maintenance. He is a proud Damien Alumnus, Class of 1989, and performs his work with much dedication and proficiency. Bruce and his lovely wife have two daughters and three grandchildren. When he is not working, Bruce enjoys fishing and spending quality time with his family.
Diane Lota — 30 Years of Service
Diane “Didi” Lota came to Damien in the Fall of 1985. As Receptionist, she has been the voice of Damien, greeting all who call or come in to the office. As Registrar, Didi has maintained the academic records of every Damien student and was responsible for digitizing those files. She has also done public relations work for the school.
Elaine Teraoka — 30 Years of Service
Elaine has been employed by two Catholic Schools (St. Louis and Damien Memorial) for a combined total of 30 years. She is the Schools’ Executive Assistant manages the operations of Power School software and various executive secretarial needs of the School President. She and her husband Michael have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Elaine enjoys travelling and reading.
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