Aloha! My name is Mikilani Tupuola and I very recently moved to Lehi from Honolulu, Hawaii with my husband and three dogs. This is will be my first year at Ascent Academy but my seventeenth year of teaching! I love teaching third grade and I am looking forward to all of the exploring, learning, and fun we get to have!
I became a school teacher in New Zealand and taught in schools there for three years before moving on to teach English in Japan. I returned to Hawaii after a year and taught in a number of private and public elementary schools there.
Reading is my passion! I LOVE to read! My goal is to write my first children’s book by 2025. I also LOVE to read to my class - the ‘Hatchet,’ and ‘The One and Only Ivan’ are a couple of my faves.
I grew up in beautiful Kaneohe, Hawaii and I look forward to having my family visit me here in Utah.
I cannot wait for fall! That is my favorite season. Wish me well during the winter months! This Hawaiian will need all of the winter tips she can get!
I’m excited about spending this year learning and growing with you.