Teacher Bios

Tiffany Nishikawa

My name is Tiffany Nishikawa, I am born and raised in Hawaii on the beautiful Windward side. I have a Master’s Certificate in Curriculum studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Family resources. I have worked in the Early Childhood field for over 16 years as a Lead Teacher and a Director teaching children ages 18 months to 6 years old. My passion is working with children, partnering with the community, and supporting families. I truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child. I have two daughters and I love spending time with my family as often as I can. I am also a Girl Scout Troop Leader, which I am very passionate about. I look forward to getting to know you and your children and I am so excited to build our own “village” together.

Ms. Michelle Aloha! My name is Michelle Murakami. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the PPNS Ohana. I was born and raised in Kane’ohe and recently graduated with my Bachelors of Science degree in Family Resources from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2015. While I’m not working with your awesome children, I love to dance hula, go hiking, surfing, and enjoy the company of my friends. I am honored to be here and look forward to all that the year has to offer.

Aloha Kakou! My name is Tasha Kiliwehi Haili-Silva. I was born and raised in Aiea. I moved to Kailua near the end of high school and have been here ever since. I graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with my TashaBachelors of Science in Family Resources and Bachelors of Art in Hawaiian Studies. In my spare time I enjoy dancing, listening to music, traveling to my family homes on Maui and Moloka’i, spending time with my family, and hanging out with my friends. I started at PPNS as an intern and was honored to become part of their staff. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s educational development! “E kulia i ka nu’u” (Strive for the highest) -Queen Kapi’olani