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.
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  • Andy Peeler
    Dean of Students and Residential Life, Music
    B.Mus.Ed. Biola University
    Mr. Peeler received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Biola University where he specialized in instrumental music and studied piano with Dr. Li-Shan Hung. Following the awarding of his degree at Biola, he completed his student teaching at Hutchinson Middle School and California High School working with band directors Craig Jordan and Doug Nordquist. During his time at Biola University, Mr. Peeler participated in symphonic winds, chorus, piano accompanying, and percussion ensemble. While with the chorus, he toured South Korea performing concerts in schools, churches, and concert halls around the country. Outside of the music building, Mr. Peeler was heavily involved in the international community aiding students with papers and spoken English; he also participated in the campus homeless ministry delivering meals and the gospel to people in Long Beach. In his spare time, Mr. Peeler enjoys playing the piano and guitar, exercising, reading, playing sports, studying Korean, and speaking with his family. He has been at the APIS Hawaii campus since its start.
  • Tessa Peeler
    Associate Dean of Students and Residential Life, STEM
    M.A.T. and B.S. Iowa State University
    Mrs. Peeler grew up in a small town in Iowa. She received her master's degree in science education and a bachelor's degree in materials engineering with an emphasis on metals and polymers, both at Iowa State University. In engineering, she explored research and development, design, and quality assurance. Throughout college, she organized and led service spring break trips across the United States, leading students in volunteer projects and leadership activities to promote self-growth and diversity awareness. She realized after her service trips, some coaching experience, and a couple of engineering internships that her passion is in education and working with students. She believes learning is a lifelong journey; there is so much to learn about in the world and from each other, and it would be a shame not to explore it! In her free time, Mrs. Peeler enjoys exploring new places, hiking, baseball, tennis, reading books, painting, and spending time with family and friends.