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Hawaii Welcomes Newcomers to Education Ministry

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Caitey Ingham
Caitlyn (Caitey) Ingham is a certificated speech-language pathologist with a passion for working with kids. She grew up in Northern California in a family of educators and attended Adventist schools from K-12. She is grateful for the spiritual, academic, and
social growth she experienced as a result.

Caitey earned her associate’s degree from Pacific Union College before answering the call to serve as a task force worker in Hawaii at Hawaiian Mission Academy Ka Lama Iki from 2014-2015. She returned to California to earn both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the area of Communication Sciences and Disorders from Loma Linda University.

She gained work experience in the public school system in Northern California before moving to Hawaii to develop the REACH Hawaii program. Her classroom is located at Ka Lama Iki, but she will be working closely with all K-12 schools. She is very excited to be joining the Hawaii Conference team!

Casey Goldring
Casey Goldring is the new K-2 teacher at Kahili Adventist School on the island of Kauai. She loves the lower primary grades and is eagerly anticipating all the hands-on learning, exploring, and fun they will have together.

Casey recently graduated from Southern Adventist University, and she is excited to finally be starting her journey as a teacher. Before and during her college years, she spent every summer working at camp, for a total of seven summers. It was through these experiences that God showed her that working with children and teaching them about their Creator was the most rewarding job she could pursue.

In addition to camp and schooling, Casey spent a year as a teachers’ assistant on the Big Island of Hawai’i at Mauna Loa School. It was there that she fell in love with teaching and the unique and beautiful community on the islands. She counts herself as blessed to have the opportunity to return to the state where God reinforced this calling on her life.

She is thrilled to be teaching at Kahili and cannot wait to see growth in her students and herself as they journey together through this school year.

Roxanne Ferrolino
As the new kindergarten teacher at Hawaiian Mission Academy Ka Lama Iki, Roxanne Ferrolino is excited to continue her service in Adventist Education. Roxanne is no stranger to the Adventist school system, since she attended Glendale Adventist Academy for 13 years and then went on to study at Pacific Union College. During her time at Glendale Adventist Academy, she was blessed by a number of teachers who inspired her to want to be a teacher through their kindness, love, and God-fearing nature.

While attending Pacific Union College, she served as a student missionary from August 2017 to June 2018 at Mana Adventist School on Mana Island, Fiji. Feeling unprepared to teach grades 2 to 4 after only two years of college, it was there that Roxanne’s passion for teaching was truly tested. There were numerous days that discouraged her, but it was an irreplaceable experience that gave her the courage to continue pursuing teaching.
After returning from Fiji, she continued studying at Pacific Union College until she graduated in June 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. The following month, she began her service as a task force worker at Hawaiian Mission Academy Ka Lama Iki, where she was the teacher’s aide for third grade.

That year opened the door for Roxanne to continue working at Ka Lama Iki as the kindergarten teacher. She is overjoyed to resume working there. Ka Lama Iki has found a special place in her heart, and Roxanne cannot wait to get this next school year started!

Seth Katada
Seth Katada, the teaching principal at Hawaiian Mission Academy Maui, grew up on the island of Oahu and attended Hawaiian Mission Academy from kindergarten through 12th grade. Most of his family members are alumni from the school, and he says that made him want to come back and serve even more.

Seth looks back at going to Hawaiian Mission Academy as being fun and exciting. He says that the athletics, socials, school campouts, and all the other activities created memories that will last a lifetime. In addition, after all the fun activities, they would have worship, with praise songs and fellowship. He fondly remembers hanging out with students from the school on Sabbath afternoons, hiking or going to the beach.

These vivid memories were created in an Adventist school setting. Seth believes that God brought his classmates together to learn and grow from each other’s experiences. The way they treated one another created a bond that he considers to be unbreakable.

This is the experience that Seth wants to create for the students that cross his path. His hope for them is that they can experience God’s character through the people they surround themselves with.

Seth is beyond thankful that his parents kept him in Adventist Education. His prayer is that God can use him as a messenger to do His work every day and help his students accomplish their goals.

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