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
  • 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.
  • Kim Cassidy
    Secondary Mathematics
    M.A.T. New York University and B.S. in Biology from The College of Charleston
    Ms. Kim graduated from The College of Charleston with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She then graduated from NYU with a Master of Art in Teaching. Over her 20 year teaching career, Ms. Kim has taught all levels of math from 5th grade through Calculus, as well as Chemistry, Biology and various science electives. She believes strongly in the power of progressive education and empowering student autonomy. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Kim has experience coaching basketball, track and field, and cross country. She moved to Oahu from NYC three years ago to follow her and her family’s dream of a slower life by the ocean. She enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, and just enjoying being outside and all that Hawaii has to offer.