Academy

The Academy, composed of grades 9 – 12, is administered by Principal Dr. Emily McCarren, Assistant Principals Sally Mingarelli and James Kakos, and two Deans at each grade level.

Deans are the primary source of counseling support for Academy students. Two deans are assigned to each incoming freshman class and continue with the class through graduation. They are available for both personal and academic counseling, and support each student in achieving academic and personal success during their high school experience and often beyond.

Deans support students in understanding school policies and expectations, advocate in resolving conflicts and assist in times of crisis. They work closely as a team and collaborate with colleagues in the Psychosocial department, the College Counseling office and with members of the Academy faculty. Deans also teach, serve as college counselors and manage administrative duties.

Principal and Assistant Principals

Emily McCarren
Academy Principal 

About Dr. McCarren

Sally Mingarelli
Academy Assistant Principal

James Kakos
Academy Assistant Principal 

Academy Deans

Erin Maretzki and Deane Salter
Freshman Deans
Class of 2023

Lisa Stewart and Brendan Maloney
Junior Deans
Class of 2021

Christine David and Jonah Ka‘akua
Sophomore Deans
Class of 2022

Marguerite Ashford and Rick Tune
Senior Deans
Class of 2020

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