Mahina (3’s)

Mahina Class Teachers


Royce Bowman
Mahina Class Teacher, 3's

Many people have asked me about how I, as a man, decided to pursue a career in early education. In short, my parents are both teachers, along with much of my family, and they have imparted upon me a passion for education and a clear picture of why it is important. I was born and raised in Hawai‘i graduating from Punahou high school and the University of Hawai‘i with a degree in Art Photography, throughout which, I have continually worked in the field of education and taken early education classes. I worked at Punahou’s after school program for four years, taught at the UH summer science program, and worked as an assistant teacher for three years at a small private preschool in Kaimuki. My focus with children tends to favor the cultivation of creativity in all areas their lives, from drawing and painting, to conversation and storytelling, to physical movement, I love seeing what is unique in each child. I truly believe that we learn at least as much from the children as we teach, and that is what excites me about this field.
Raymond Sanchez
Mahina Class Teacher, 3's

My name is Raymond Sanchez. I excitedly accepted this amazing opportunity to become an educator of young children at UHMCC in 2013. I continuously and inspirationally seek to co-create thrilling and engaging experiences for young children that are rooted in enthusiasm and questionability. My belief is that understanding, acceptance and awareness of all living things is essential to a fruitful life and building relationships is key to a successful class and classroom culture. I spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the natural beauty of Oahu, taking photographs and listening to good music. I’m a member of the LGBTQ community and grew up in LA with great parents, 4 siblings and a big family. Living and teaching in Hawai’i has been an amazing experience!

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