Kumu Jerica Falevai
ALOHA! My name is Jerica Falevai. Last year I taught Kindergarten, here at PHA. I'm excited to be able to teach your kids in 1st grade. We moved to Utah a year ago. Prior to that, my family and I were living in Laie, Hawaii. I was born and raised on the North Shore of O'ahu. I went to Laie Elementary and graduated in 2008 from Kahuku High School. I went to BYUH for a couple of yeas and in 2010 took a break. I moved to Longhui, China and taught English for 6 months. This is where I realized how much I love teaching. When I returned home, I worked for about a year and then moved to Bauma, Switzerland to be a Nanny. Upon returning I got married and we welcomed our only child, Hendrix in 2013. I went back to BYUH and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a minor in English. I taught Science at Bright Beginning preschool for a few years before accepting a position here at PHA. I love to teach! My all time favorite thing is seeing the kids grow in academics, but mostly in confidence. I'm looking forward to having a fun year growing together in 1st grade.