Partners

The Filipino American Education Institute is named after Sistan C. Alhambra, the first Filipina teacher hired at a Hawai‘i public school in 1924 who later developed Hawai‘i’s first private Kindergarten school. In memory of her trailblazing spirit, the mission of the Institute is to connect the knowledge and resources of the nation’s leading scholars in Philippine and Filipino American studies, languages, literature, curriculum and pedagogy with the expertise of K-12 teachers to ultimately benefit Filipino American students.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Patricia Halagao | Ph.D. Curriculum Studies
Doris Christopher | Ph.D. Institute for Teacher Education
Jeff Moniz | Ph.D. Director, Secondary Education | Institute for Teacher Education
Felicia Flores | East-West Ford Fellow

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Theodore Gonzalves | Ph.D. American Studies
Aurelio Agcaoili | Ph.D., Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature
Pia Arboleda | D.A., Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature
Rod Labrador | Ph.D. Ethnic Studies
Theresa Navarro | MA, American Studies
Randy Cortez | UH Student, Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature

Maria Elena B. Clariza | UH Library Specialist, Philippine Collections

LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Wayland Quintero | MFA, Performing Arts Practitioner | Assistant Theatre Manager

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Tamara Dijos, Fern Elementary School
Rayna Fujii, Fern Elementary School
Tess Antone, Kalihi Kai Elementary
Rebecca Hirakami, Kalihi Kai Elementary
Jan Ishikawa, Kalakaua Middle School
Sheri Livingston, Kalakaua Middle School
Rodrigo Acoba, Waipahu Intermediate School
Laurie Luczak, MEdT, Farrington High School
Julius Soria, UH Gear-Up – Farrington High School
Katrina Guerrero, Mililani High School
Ojay Tambio, Artist, Kawananakoa Middle School

Advisory Board

The Institute strongly believes in partnering with community members.

  • Amefil Agbayani
  • Maggie Domingo
  • Domingo Los Banos
  • Bennette Misalucha Evangelista
  • Representative Joey Manahan