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DePondiccello Goes from Navy to Teaching

Elaina Bolanos, Reporter

October 1, 2017

Navy Junior ROTC instructor Commander Harrison DePondiccello is new to teaching, with two months in and counting.  He is originally from Long Island, New York and graduated at the American University with a degree in Business Adminis...

Komeiji Brings Experience to School

Lailona Holloway, Reporter

October 1, 2017

Mahina Komeiji, who has been teaching for 10 years, taught at Moanalua High School, Mid-Pacific Institute, and in Boston, Massachusetts. Komeiji graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, Liter...

Kawasaki Sees Potential in Students

Kyara Peeples, Reporter

October 1, 2017

Meet Chanel Kawasaki, a Mililani High School graduate, who has experience working in both elementary and high schools. It may be her first year at Radford, but this is not her first rodeo. “I taught at Makalapa Elementary...

Ah Choy Comes Calling Back

By Alexia Gardner, Editor

September 28, 2017

Junior and Advanced Placement English teacher Zandra Ah Choy-Agusen is a familiar face on campus. She previously taught at Radford for five years before leaving two years ago when she moved to Oregon. There was no question that...

Armstrong Finds Passion in Teaching

Elaina Bolanos, Reporter

September 21, 2017

Social studies teacher Travis Armstrong teaches US History and AP US History. While he is a first year Ram, Armstrong has been teaching for 10 years, spending the last decade at Highland Intermediate in Pearl City. “I wen...

Tuitele Rolls into Teaching

Hope Ierome, Reporter

September 21, 2017

Sanoe Avetonu Maluhia Tuitele is a first-year teacher in Radford’s Resource department, teaching Biology and math. She is a Radford alumna who graduated in 2011, and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree i...

Furuto Finds Rewards when he sees ‘light bulb go on’

Kate Seed, Editor

September 21, 2017

Radford’s math department gained a new teacher, Matthew Furuto, who is eager to jump into his work. “Teaching is a duty I do not take lightly,” Furuto said. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Brigham ...

Butz Enters New Career

Ashley King, Reporter

September 21, 2017

Science and math teacher Robert Butz is new to the faculty, but has old ties, since 2012,  to the school. Butz teaches Algebra I, Conceptual Physics, and STEM Robotics. “I love Radford High School,” he said.“My oldest daughter,...

Pieper Strives for Excellence

Lailona Holloway, Reporter

September 12, 2017

Joshua Pieper (pronounced PEE-PER) was an Educational Assistant at the school for two years, before joining the Resource department this year. He is a Class of 2008 alumnus and bears a youthful appearance. “A lot of people...

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