Junior School

Principal Dr. Paris Priore-Kim ’76, Vice Principals Dr. Todd Chow-Hoy and Dr. Chase Mitsuda ’98, and six Administrative Deans oversee approximately 2,000 students in the Junior School, which includes students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Administrative Deans have oversight of a grade level and work with families as they transition through the school. Each class of students has one Administrative Dean for the two years of K – grade 1, one Administrative Dean who follows the class from grade 2 to grade 5, and one Administrative Dean through the middle school years of grades 6 – 8.

Principal and Assistant Principals

Dr. Paris Priore-Kim ’76
Junior School Principal 

About Dr. Priore-Kim

Dr. Todd Chow-Hoy
Junior School Assistant Principal

Dr. Chase Mitsuda ’98
Junior School Assistant Principal 

Administrative Deans for the 2019 – 2020 School Year

Elila Levinson
K – 1 Administrative Dean
Classes of 2032 and 2031


John Nagel
Grades 2 and 4 Administrative Dean
Classes of 2030 and 2028

Julie Crane-Cory
Grades 3 and 5 Administrative Dean
Classes of 2029 and 2027

Demetra Kaulukukui
Grade 6 Administrative Dean
Class of 2026

Lori Komori
Grade 7 Administrative Dean
Class of 2025

Jenni Tyau
Grade 8 Administrative Dean
Class of 2024



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