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.


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.


Hi All! My name is Allison Rad. I currently hold a Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon (Go Mariotta!) and have spent the last 20+ years with, for and around the preschool set. The Navy has brought a portion of our family to Hawai’i. My two college-aged kids are busily studying in Oregon and Virginia while my husband and I have been enjoying a little one-on-one time exploring Oahu with our 11-year-old. Your children are a wonderful reflection of your awesome parenting! Thank you for allowing me the privilege of working and learning along-side you and your children!