Mission Statement: Kauai Christian Academy exists to provide an academically excellent, Christ-centered education for the families of Kauai.

Phone: 808.828.0047 | Fax: 808.828.1850
PO Box 1121 Kilauea, HI 96754

Mr. Luke Walker

1ST GRADE TEACHER

Mr. Walker was born and raised in East Texas and accepted Jesus as savior Easter Sunday 1978.  He moved to California to attend Azusa Pacific University where he ran track and pole vaulted for the Cougars.  Mr. Walker coached the vaulters at APU from 1996 to 2004 and was the vault coach for Olympic  Decathlon Champion Bryan Clay.  Mr. Walker also tried out for the Olympics in the pole vault in 2000.  Mr. Walker earned his undergrad degree from Azusa Pacific in 2004 and his Masters in Education from National University in 2013.  Mr. Walker taught elementary and middle school P.E. in Los Angeles for five years before making the move to Kauai in early 2017 with his wife of 17 years Susana and their two daughters Isabella and Annabella.

Jimmy Johnson - President / 639.9675 / jimmy@hiinfo.net

Daniel Plunkett - Administrator / 828.0047 / dplunkett@kcaschool.net

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Mr. Daniel Plunkett
ADMINISTRATOR/PRINCIPAL/BIOLOGY


For much of the last eleven years Mr. Plunkett has taught secondary history courses at Kauai Christian Academy, in addition to teaching Latin, Bible, PE, Speech, Film Criticism, Physical Science, Biology, and other subjects as needed. In 2013 he became the administrator of the school. Mr. Plunkett, the son of a pastor/missionary, grew up in Seattle, Washington and Bouake Ivory Coast, West Africa. He received his Bachelor's degree in English from Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee and his Master of Arts degree in English from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Mr. Plunkett currently lives in Kilauea with his wonderful wife, Jennifer, and their sons, Judah, Titus, and Darius.

Mrs. Rebeka Morales

4TH - 6TH GRADE TEACHER

Mrs. Morales moved to Kauai from Delaware to begin teaching at Kauai Christian Academy in 1985. She earned her degree in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University that same year. She has been a teacher at KCA and with the Hawaii public school system for twelve years. She and her husband Arnold have three sons (who combine for a total of 27 years as students at KCA). Mrs, Morales is committed to and thankful for the ministry of KCA both as a teacher and as a parent.

Mrs. Hosanna Snyder
KINDERGARTEN TEACHER


Hosanna Snyder was born and raised on our beautiful island of Kaua'i. Knowing that God told her she would work with children, she earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Hawaii. She returned home, married her wonderful husband Joel, and has since been teaching and raising their two children, Judah and Angelina. She desires to serve the Lord with her life and followed His prompting to join the Kauai Christian Academy family after several years teaching in the public schools. Hosanna has experience teaching in all elementary areas, art, physical education, as well as Sunday school. She is most excited to now teach children everyday about the love of Jesus! 

SCHOOL BOARD

Ms.  Rachel Mannon

2ND-3RD GRADE TEACHER

Rachel Mannon just moved from California to Kauai. She graduated from William Jessup University with her bachelor's and credential in elementary education and spent the last semester teaching fourth grade. She is so excited to be a part of the KCA family.

Mrs. Jennifer Plunkett
DRAMA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


A drama queen? Perhaps not in a derogatory sense, but Jennifer Plunkett is the queen of drama at KCA. In addition to being the wife of administrator Daniel Plunkett and mother of Judah, Titus, and Darius, Jennifer also enjoys the stage: both acting on it and helping KCA students to excel on it. She believes that drama is an excellent display of God’s creativity and teaches her students to give Him the glory for their performances and talents. On the island, Jennifer has performed in the shows Cinderella as a stepsister and Willy Wonka as Mrs. Gloop for the Hawaii Children’s Theatre. She also played Viola Plume in the CCL Theatre's production of "Hope Station". She has directed 4 Christmas plays and a May Day play for KCA over the last 6 years.

PROVERBS 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he shall not depart from it.

Mrs. Braxi Miles

PRESCHOOL AIDE

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Mrs. Nina Snyder
ELEMENTARY TEACHER'S AIDE

Ms. Leah Farley

SECONDARY TEACHER, Math, Jr. High Science, Jr. High Bible, Spanish

Leah Farley is new to the KCA Ohana this year. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in Mathematics with a minor in Spanish, and will be teaching the secondary students this year. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, she is so excited to explore this new island, make new friends, and do whatever the Lord calls her to do! When she's not at school, you will probably find her at the beach grading papers and soaking up the sun, or running down Kilauea Road. Make sure you say hi!

Mrs. Sarah Jenkins

PRESCHOOL TEACHER


Sarah Jenkins is the daughter of Jimmy and Terrie Johnson and had the privilege of not only growing up on Kauai, but also receiving an impactful education for twelve years at Kauai Christian Academy, class of 2011. She went on to spend her four years of undergraduate school at Columbia International University in South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Bible and Teacher Education. Two weeks upon graduation she married her high school sweetheart before continuing to graduate school where she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She and her husband then returned to Kauai so that Sarah could fulfill her dream of teaching at her alma mater. Sarah’s passion is showing children the love of Christ as well as igniting within them a love for learning.

Mr. Chris Cullen
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Mr. John Seney

SECONDARY TEACHER, English, History, Sr. High Bible


Mr. Seney comes from Spokane, Washington, where he grew up. He graduated from the Moody Bible Institute with a degree in international ministries and received his Master's degree in Bible teaching at Columbia International University. He most recently taught secondary history and Bible on the island of Saipan. Previous to that he has taught in Spokane, Cleveland Ohio, Hilo, and South Korea. He lives in Kilauea with his wife, Claire and son Josiah. He desires to help instill in the students of KCA a Christian worldview.

Mrs. Anastasiya Shvets

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Anastasiya Shvets spent most of her high school and college years working in children’s programs and interacting with little ones in various employment opportunities.  She moved to Oahu from California after marrying her husband in 2015 and has fallen in love with the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands since then.  With a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Development from Cal State East Bay University she started teaching preschool on the island of Oahu and has found a love for guiding small hearts in the academic arena.  She has discovered joy in sharing God’s love through singing, games, and curriculum, as she helps little ones become prepared for their academic future. ​Type your paragraph here.

Mrs. Carolyn Moore
LIBRARIAN

Mrs. Nuevelyn Layaoen
PRESCHOOL AIDE

Nuevelyn Layaoen accepted Christ as her savior in 1994. She has been part of the KCA ohana for 12 years, and has been the preschool aide for the last 4 years. She lives in Kilauea with her husband Jose and her sons Jordan and Joshua.