Teaching in a New World: Holy Family Catholic Academy & Early Learning Center

Teaching in a New World: Holy Family Catholic Academy & Early Learning Center
Posted on 05/09/2020
Hawaii Business Magazine Virtual Interview: Celeste Akiu, Principal 
Virtual Interview in Hawaii Business Magazine with:
Celeste Akiu, Principal, Holy Family Catholic Academy &
Early Learning Center

What changes did you make to finish this school year, and have you made plans for summer school?  (Full interview here...)

Holy Family Catholic Academy & Early Learning Center (HFCA) is a co-ed, parochial school located near the Honolulu airport with 363 students in preschool through grade 8. Our administration worked diligently over spring break to ready our faculty and staff of 65 for HFCA’s Distance Learning Program, which launched March 23.
 (Full interview here...)

Our Distance Learning Program includes use of Google Classrooms and Meetings, Zoom virtual learning, teacher-made videos for physical education, art and music, Weebly, SeeSaw, MobyMax and the list goes on. Teachers were given macro confines to work within while being given permission to design a program in which they were most comfortable with. I saw this as a win-win decision for both the teachers and the students – teachers being trusted to choose which programs would deliver their instruction would benefit our students. Self-learned professional development has provided a phenomenal learning experience for our teachers.  (Full interview here...)


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