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Governing Board Members


Governing Board Member Bios

Pam Elders was a Head Start Director for 25 years, and before retiring in 2008 worked as Operations Director in a large non-profit human services agency. She was  a founding member of the alliance to convert LCPCS to a charter school and wrote the Federal grant which brought $450,000 to the planning and implementation effort. She looks forward to working with the community, families and staff to fulfill the school's vision of graduating successful learners who are job, school and life-ready.

Alfred Kent is a retired engineer and has lived in Papa'aloa since 2011. In addition to serving on the LCPCS Governing Board, he is a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the County Novice Swim Team at Laupahoehoe Pool. For 4 years, he was a member of the Board of COM Aquatics in Texas, served as Chair for 2 years, and taught International Business to 6th Graders for Junior Achievement. Alfred graduated from Iolani School in Honolulu and took an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University. He worked in the International Oil and Gas Industry for over 32 years and raised 3 boys.

Kelly Campbell is the mother of 5 boys that have kept her very busy. She has cleaned houses, worked as a Human Resource Assistant, a Town Clerk and other office professions. She was blessed to be able to stay home most of the time while having younger kids at home. Since they have all been in school, she has worked at Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School as a Paraprofessional where she has worked with pre-school, lower elementary and the last two years in High School Special Education. She is the lead parent for our Hui Makua Group and loves being involved in the community and church where she has served in various positions. 

Megan Patten has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Diego State University.  She is credentialed in Hawai‛i as a “Highly Qualified Teacher.”

Daphnie Martins is an alumni of Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School. She was born and raised in Laupahoehoe and her family have deep roots in the community. She is married and helps in the running of her husbands trucking company. She is a Cosmetologist in her own salon and a Hair Rep for a luxury hair care line. She is also blessed with the opportunity to be a work at home mom of three rambunctious little ones (6,5,2). Her passion for more opportunities for our keiki is her biggest driving force.

David Sheehan has lived in the Laupahoehoe community with his wife and three children (Dimitri, Ariel, Dylan) since 1992. David, along with his wife Nicole Tergeoglou, has lived in Japan (8 mos.), Maui (1 yr.), and Kohala (9 yrs.) prior to living along the Hamakua Coast. His son, Dimitri Sheehan, is a 2005 graduate of the then Laupahoehoe High & Elementary School. David is a 1970 graduate of Northglenn High School in Northglenn, Colorado, and continued his studies at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. As a man of many talents, Sheehan has experience in making furniture, building custom kitchens, and farming. He looks forward to give back to the community that has raised his children by serving on the LCPCS Governing Board.  

Clynelle dela Cruz moved to Hawai’i at the age of 10 and will be graduating from Laupahoehoe Community PCS (LCPCS) in May of 2021. Clynelle is fluent in Ilokano, Tagalog, and English - she will be adding Spanish to her impressive resume as she is taking a language class for now. She is currently an intern at NHERC’s Dragon Den Internship Program and has been earning both college and high school credit in the Running Start program offered at the facility. Clynelle has been an active member of LCPCS’ Student Body Government for the last three years and is now stepping into the Student Representative role on the school governing board. In 2018, Clynelle flew to Oahu to attend a conservation convention hosted by the Blue Planet Foundation that focuses on advocacy, building awareness, and fostering action for a 100% clean energy future. In 2020, Clynelle further improved her leadership skills by participating in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) at Kilauea Military Camp. Clynelle is planning on attending the University of Hawaii - Hilo after graduating and she would like to expand her studies internationally by studying abroad. Her interests include law, dentistry, and anthropology.