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Governing Board Members

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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.

Wendy Hickok 

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. 

Susan McCarthy holds a BS in Operations Management from Hawai’i Pacific University. She worked in retail management for Liberty House Stores for 20 years (1976 - 1996). Susan volunteered as Chairperson of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in New Zealand and served on the board of the Honolulu Symphony Guild. In both of these roles, Susan had a prominent part in promoting and supporting the arts. Before retiring to the Big Island in 2016 with her husband, they previously lived in New Zealand for 21 years.

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.”

Archie Nitura