APIS strives for excellence in teaching:

  • To ensure measurable, standard-based student performances and achievements by implementing a cutting-edge curriculum and research-based instructional strategies.
  • To assemble a superb group of educators, who are not only excellent teachers but also accomplished individuals serving as role models.
  • To provide a Christ-centered, loving, and caring community that promotes students’ creativity and passion for learning.
Searching APIS Faculty
  • Hyun Hee (Alice) Chang
    M.A. Yonsei University / B.A. Ewha Womans University
    Ms. Chang graduated from Ewha Womans University with a bachelor’s degree in Korean language and literature and earned her master’s degree in Korean education from Yonsei Graduate School of Education. Her studies have mainly focused on developing practical teaching materials and methodologies in Korean language education. Upon graduating from her master’s degree program, she received the best thesis award for her research on the use of Korean dictionaries as instructional tools in vocabulary lessons at the elementary school level. From very early childhood, Ms. Chang has been fascinated with reading and studying Korean literature. Her goal is to make her passion for the Korean language highly contagious so that her students would also develop a deep appreciation for the true beauty of Korean. In addition to teaching, Ms. Chang enjoys participating in various church activities. She has gone on mission trips to India and Nepal and leads a Bible study group in her church.
  • Lydia Chiueh
    B.A. National Taiwan University
    Ms. Chiueh received her bachelor's degree in Foreign Language and Literature from the National Taiwan University. She comes to APIS Hawaii after teaching U.S. diplomats Mandarin Chinese for fifteen years at the Taiwan Foreign Service Institute (FSI) with the U.S. Department of State. She is excited to teach K-12 Chinese language learners and enjoys cooking and gardening in her spare time.
  • Joanie (Jojo) Chang
    Elementary and Middle School Specialist
    M.A. California State University / B.Ed. Brigham Young University–Hawai'i
    With over 20 years of experience in the education field, Mrs. Chang has taught preschool through college at various places around the United States, including Hale Kula Elementary, Christa McAuliffe Academy, Maui Ocean Academy, Brigham Young University–Hawai'i, and Bright Beginning Learning Center. She enjoys the academic pursuit of helping students build important lifelong skills in reading and writing as well as the fitness pursuit of training athletes in competitive swimming. As a coach, she has trained hundreds of swimmers in the Ko‘olauloa area of O‘ahu. She believes that building a strong foundation is important for success in both academics and athletics. In her free time, Mrs. Chang loves swimming in the aqua blue ocean, wandering around planet earth on a sailboat, and reading books that encourage her deep belief in God. She is excited to work with many of APIS’s students.