About the Teacher

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Marie Jordan has been a Big Island resident since 1973. She started her teaching career in 1980 and has taught at a number of schools around the island. She came to Waikoloa in 1996 where she appreciates the wonderful community, state of the art school, sunny climate and beautiful Kohala coast.

In her free time she enjoys canoe paddling, reading, photography, doing home improvement projects and spending time with friends,family, and her dog Duke. Can you guess what Ms. Jordan did one summer? Click here to find out.


Teaching Experience

1996 - Present: Waikoloa Elementary School, Waikoloa, HI ~ 1st grade
1991 - 1996: Pahoa Elementary School, Pahoa, HI ~ 1st grade
1990 - 1991: E.B. DeSilva Elementary School, Hilo, HI ~ 3rd grade & Reading Specialist 1-6
1989 - 1990: Kapiolani Elementary School, Hilo, HI ~ Special Education Preschool
1980 - 1984: Henry Opukahaia School, Keaau, HI ~ Preschool



1988 - Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude, Southern Oregon State University
1988 - Certificate of Specialization, Early Childhood Education, Southern Oregon State University
1996 - Certificate, Teaching the Natural Sciences, University of Hawaii Hilo
2001 - Certificate, Technology & Telecommunications for Teachers, State of Hawaii Dept. of Education

Other Training: First Steps Literacy Tutor, Wright Group Whole Literacy, Rigby Reading, Hawaii Writing Project, Tribes Cooperative Learning, Spencer Kagan Cooperative Learning, Ho'oponopono, Educational Kinesiology, Math Their Way, DASH-Developmental Activities in Science and Health


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