Koai’a 2nd/3rd Multiage Class 2017/2018
This is a typical day for Koaiʻa:
- 8:00-8:25 Morning Meeting
- 8:30-9:30 Math
- 9:30-10:00 Recess/Snack
- 10:00-10:15 D.E.A.R. Time
- Drop Everything And Read
- 10:15-11:30 Literacy (Reading & Writing)
- 11:30-12:20 Recess/Lunch
- 12:20-2:45 Afternoon Block may include:
- Science/Social Studies
- Brain Break
- Gart (Garden/Art)
- 2:45-3:00 Clean up/Dismissal
Waimea Country School
P.O. Box 399
Kamuela, Hawaiʻi 96743
Phone: (808) 885-0067
Fax: (808) 885-9252
Amy Salling joined WCS in 2006 as the Curriculum Administrator, sharing her expertise in multiage education with faculty and staff while aligning the curriculum into a continuous K-5 learning program. Before moving to the Big Island, Amy taught the Lower School (4th/5th multiage) program for 11 years at The Harbor School on Vashon Island in Washington State. Prior to that, Amy taught 4th grade in North Pole, Alaska, while living in Fairbanks.
In February 2007, the WCS Headmaster stepped down and Amy became the Interim Head of School, keeping that position until being formally named Head of School by the WCS Board of Trustees in June 2008.
As a teacher first, Amy’s administrative style is hands-on; she is active and engaged with all students in the school, often stepping into classrooms to teach lessons, add to discussions, or support classroom teachers.
In 2018, Amy stepped back into the classroom, heading up the Koai’a class. She is passionate about teaching and pleased to be working with students daily. With the support of both Office Manager Nanci Mahoney and Teacher Aide Mark Kealamakia, Amy is able to teach while remaining Head of School.