***Commentary*** HAAS Parents Speak Out, Alleging Teacher Abused Children

(Editor’s note: At a four-hour local school board meeting last night, Thursday, May 8, 2014, several parents of children in fourth grade at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science Public Charter School spoke out, alleging a teacher abused their children in the classroom. Parents expressed their frustration as to how the HAAS administration handled the dissemination of information and seemingly condoned the teacher’s alleged abuse. During the course of the testimony, it was revealed that there is a criminal abuse case pending against the teacher, the teacher has been on paid administrative leave, and the school recently entered a settlement agreement Witt the teacher for her to resign. That agreement included a confidentiality clause. Parents of at least one of the alleged victims have a restraining order against the teacher. They claimed in their testimony that the teacher violated the restraining order and HAAS administrators added insult to injury when the teacher attended a HAAS ho’olaule’a last week and sat with a couple administrators. The teacher apparently approached and hugged alleged victims, until a parent stopped her by loudly proclaiming she should not be interacting with the victims, that she is an (alleged) abuser. The local school board vowed to investigate the teacher’s ho’olaule’a attendance and determine if the settlement agreement and the restraining order one of the victims has against the teacher have been violated. Disclosure: I am a parent of a HAAS student and I help teach a yearbook class at the school. Due to my connection to the school, it would be impossible for me to objectively report this story.  Listening to last night’s dialogue, I was overcome with emotion, thinking about the children involved and how many of their parents, 100 days after the allegations first surfaced, may not be aware of what allegedly occurred in their classroom. I am also concerned that some of the victims are not receiving counseling or therapy needed after this alleged abuse. The emphasis has been on the “due process,” and that process seems to overlook the needs of the children’s process. I am also concerned about the smear this puts on what I believe is a good school that already struggles with the stigma of being a charter school. As a reporter, though, I believe the story must be told. Following are the testimonies of two parents of alleged victims, both parents are employees of HAAS, Dan Biegler being the HAAS main campus director, and Debra Isabel being the educational assistant for the Workplace Readiness program. — Tiffany Edwards Hunt

Testimonies follow.


My name is Debra Isabel.  I am here to provide factual information as I have witnessed in a situation involving myself and my child that occurred here at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science where I am uncomfortable saying that I am currently employed.  I have remained silent and entrusted HAAS to conduct a fair investigation while I paid close attention to the details as it unfolded.  It has been 98 days.  I refuse to remain silent any longer.  People want to know details about what has happened in the 4th grade class at Mana’olana.  I am at liberty to share our experience and YOU, the Governing Board and HAAS Administration have an obligation to share YOUR knowledge of the details of what took place with US.  We are concerned parents, community members, tax paying citizens, and we deserve an explanation and have a right to hear the facts so that we may make an INFORMED decision if we want HAAS to be the school of choice for OUR children!
January 29, 2014 is a day my family shall never forget.  It is the day that my 9 year old son, a 4th grade student of HAAS, along with his classmate found the courage to speak out about the torturous behavior they were being subjected to by their teacher since the start of the school year.  Imagine having your child report to you that he was hit from the back by his teacher with a forceful open hand slap to the back of his head in the area that he wears his hearing aids; unprovoked, and completely unprepared.  As if that wasn’t bad enough, imagine hearing that the teacher of this class used duct tape over my child’s mouth as a means to shut him up because he needed help and used a whiny voice to say “I don’t get it”.  It was also the day we realized that the recent changes we were witnessing in my child was a direct result of what he was experiencing at school.  What once was my outgoing, independent, carefree child, was slowly turning in to my worried, needy, scared, angry child.  Having had extremely nurturing and caring teachers in the past, he knew early on that this new teacher was nothing like the others.  In my son’s words, she was “mean” and a “bully.”
This teacher, when concerns were brought to her attention by parents, responded harshly stating that we needed to trust her judgments and actions as a teacher because her possession of a Masters Degree in Education from UCLA somehow made her think that was her ticket to do as she pleased; to inflict physical harm and mentally humiliate and emotionally abuse the students that were assigned to her.  It’s amazing that someone so educated believed that she was invincible.  Does she not recognize that a person with a UCLA degree faces the same legal punishment as a homeless person living on the streets? This teacher was also the mentor and responsible for a Student Teacher studying to become a teacher as well an Aide assigned to that classroom.  Imagine the role modeling that was taking place with this teacher as their guide.  To this teacher, these may have been just students; mere puppets in training. To me, this was my child, the son that we waited 7 years for, the person that completed our family, the youngest grandchild of my parents, our prized possession.  How dare she do that to MY child!
I reported this incident to the School Director immediately after finding out about it on January 29, 2014.  As an educator myself, I recall having attended a workshop being presented by Child Welfare Services here at HAAS where we were trained as mandated reporters to treat incidents of violence seriously.   Having reported to administration that my child and at least one other student was physically and mentally abused by their teacher, I expected this act of violence to be treated seriously.  Instead of a call being placed to the Police, a call was placed to the Ohana Director to handle the situation.  I knew then and there that my report was not being handled properly or taken seriously.  I asked for the assistance of the Campus Safety & Security person who happens to be my relative, a person I know is professionally trained to handle situations like this.  It was at that time that protocol began to take place. My child, with my permission was interviewed providing firsthand information of what he experienced.  Following my child’s interview, I asked my son to hit me exactly like he had recently been hit.  He refused at first saying that he was afraid he would hurt me or get in to trouble.  When I insisted that he proceed, he apologized and hit me with such great force that my head jerked.  Not only was I stunned, I was also in a bit of pain.  This teacher, didn’t pat my son on the head, she hit him with the intent of hurting him! At that moment, I knew administration wasn’t going to do it, so I chose to file a police report and press criminal charges on this teacher myself. The school failed to follow protocol.  They failed to protect my child!  My child complained of headaches and pain in the area that he was hit.  He was seen by his pediatrician the next morning and continues to have recurring headaches.  My son expressed that he was afraid to return to school because the teacher was still there along with the student teacher and the aide assigned to the class.
The following day, with knowledge of these allegations, the school allowed the teacher to return to the classroom.  The school failed to protect the rest of the children in that class! According to administration, that same day the school also told the Safety & Security person that he could no longer perform his job.  They claimed it was a conflict because he was related to my child.  Good and fine.  Instead, they assigned the school counselor, a personal friend of the teacher, to continue the investigation.  Was that not a conflict as well? A person with no education and experience to perform such a task.  I know this for a fact because his first order of business was to call my home attempting to contact my husband.  When my husband was able to speak to him, he told my husband that his purpose for calling was to get his “side of the story”, as if our stories differed.
A week had passed since reporting and there was no communication from the school.  My husband and I requested a meeting with Admin. to get an update on the investigation.  We were told that the teacher had been placed on leave with pay while they continued to investigate.  This meant that she was not allowed on property during this time.  However, the following day my husband happened to drive through the school parking lot and witnessed this teacher in plain view of everyone on campus talking in a carefree manner with the school counselor.  We had been deceived.  According to administration, the school counselor conducted a thorough investigation in to the facts of my child’s allegations by personally interviewing the students at Mana‘olana.  Interesting enough, the school counselor never bothered to interview my son to complete his so-called “thorough“ investigation.
Through the police investigation, information was revealed to me that validated my decision to proceed with criminal charges.  This teacher openly admitted to the School Director and other school personnel that she hit and flicked students and that she threw things at them.  She also admitted to duct taping my son and claimed that it happened so long ago that she almost forgot about it but she recalled that it was so funny. This person, who may have been deserving of the title “teacher” for the past 2 ½ years, had now earned herself the title of “self-reported perpetrator”.  As laymen, we would expect, an allegation of physical abuse accompanied by the admission of the perpetrator would constitute immediate punitive action; so why, at the time of her admission was the Police not contacted?  Was that not sufficient evidence to act upon?  Are the School Director, Ohana Director, and School Counselor exempt from mandated reporting? I know for a fact if it was a parent in this situation, police involvement would take place without hesitation.  Instead, the school’s administration underhandedly dished off that responsibility to the Governing Board, a body of people with partial, one-sided information, and opinions and theories of their own. Is this how personnel disciplinary matters are systematically handled in Charter Schools?  If so, I’d like to see a written policy where that is stated.  If not, what has the Governing Board and HAAS Administration done in the 98 days that has passed to ensure that a policy for employee infractions are clearly written and in place should this repeat itself?
I was informed a month later, by a parent of 2 children in the same class that she too had filed a report with the school counselor about similar incidents involving her children and the perpetrator just a day after my child reported being hit.  Nearly ¼ of the children in the class along with their parents had brought this to the school’s attention.  Instead of investigating the reports by 4 different students individually, they strategically combined the reports.  What did the school do?  When asked, they claim to be restricted to provide us limited information.  At one point, stating that they were in “negotiations” with the perpetrator and her union and was close to a “settlement.”  What if the tables were turned, and MY child physically abused his teacher or a classmate?  There is a clearly defined discipline policy in place called Chapter 19 whereby student consequences for various infractions are mutually understood, clearly written, lawfully supported, and most importantly, non-negotiable. So, the statements of the administration, the actions of the perpetrator and other HAAS employees closely tied to the perpetrator,  has led me to the conclusion that the self-reported perpetrator has been allowed to walk away from an incriminating situation with the consequence of paid administrative leave, the ability to “negotiate” a “settlement offer”, and the possibility to continue to repeat these horrific acts elsewhere.  What power and influence does the perpetrator have over the Governing Board and the school administration?  That is the million dollar question!
In the current school year 2013-2014 brochure explaining HAAS Ohana Programs for Grades K-8 (hold up copy) the following statement appears “Our mission at HAAS is to provide every student an education where learning needs are met by implementing flexible and effective teaching strategies which target the full range of learning styles.”  Unless you consider physical and emotion abuse a “flexible and effective teaching strategy”, I say this statement is FALSE!  Perhaps that is why at an April 2nd Faculty Meeting, before the end of the current school year, the mission of HAAS suddenly changed and any mention of teaching strategies or learning styles conveniently disappeared.  Who was in the leadership position to facilitate that happening at this particular Faculty Meeting?  The hanai relative and mentor(as she refers to herself ) of the self-reported perpetrator!  How’s that for a conflict of interest?! Immediately after the school’s newly adopted vision was created, the change was made to the school’s website.  If the perpetrator has been terminated or removed from her position as a teacher, then why hasn’t THAT change also been made to the school’s website? WHY is the perpetrator being allowed to contact other Staff members about curriculum?  WHY was the perpetrator allowed to attend the Ho’olaule’a where confirmed victims were present, and in the company of HAAS administration and her hanai relative just 6 days ago with absolutely NO reservation about being there full well knowing that a Temporary Restraining Order and a supposed “agreement“ with the school was in place and she was not supposed to be there?  Is it because the school and the Governing Board influenced by people with a conflict of interest continue to keep this perpetrator on the school’s payroll?  Isn‘t that information that we should have access to?
In April, at a Parent Meeting where myself and another reporting parent was mysteriously omitted an invitation to attend, the School Director stated that the “threat” would not be returning to the classroom and that we should “imua”, move forward.  How is that possible when shortly after that when asked what type of counseling service was provided to students involved, the School Counselor stated that he was told by Administration not to discuss the matter with the students?
Because of the school personnel’s inability to conduct a thorough, impartial investigation, their inability to enforce an agreement made with the perpetrator to refrain from being in the presence of victims and on the campus of HAAS sites, this has created a hostile work environment for me as an employee of HAAS.  I do not understand that the stated vision of the Board of Education is : “Hawaii’s Public Schools are institutions of learning that parents want their children to attend and students want to attend.  All schools, regardless of size, are safe, nurturing learning communities where members work together and all students achieve high academic standards and become contributing members of society” yet the Governing Board along with HAAS Administration has chosen to turn the other cheek with knowledge of an admission by an employee to committing illegal acts of violence that placed children in an unsafe, militant environment where the type of learning taking place was a lesson in “do as I say, or get hit, flicked, taped or things thrown at you”.
This is WRONG!  As responsible adults we teach our children to report any instances of illegal or inappropriate behavior they have witnessed or experienced.  Numerous children did exactly that.  What did the school with the Board of Education and the Governing Board as their advisors do to live up to their vision statement?  They sided with the perpetrator and left our children with no choice but to lose trust in the people that are paid to nurture and educate them!
Why, as a community are we not as vocal and passionate about equal accountability for Charter Schools as we are about equal funding for Charter Schools?
Evidently, there is an attempt to cover up what has happened and it’s apparent that the perpetrator is being afforded special privileges by the school and the Governing Board.  So, one last question, what special privileges has the school and the Governing Board afforded the 4th grade students at Mana‘olana?
Debra K. Isabel
I am Dan Biegler, parent of a 4th grader at Mana’olana.  I just wanted to give you some background/demographics of the 4th grade classroom at Mana’olana.  This 4th grade started with 18 students, 7 of which are children of employees at HAAS.  5 students have dropped out since the incidents and 2 of those 5 being children of HAAS employees.
     The reason I am coming forward is for the children and parents who may go through this in the future, and for those parents and children who are or were enrolled in the 4th grade at Mana’olana.  This is why I asked those questions to the board in a previous email.  1. Would you as parents want to know if there was any kind of abuse going on in your child’s classroom? 2. Would you as parents want to know if your child has seen any kind of abuse in their classroom? 3.  Would you as a parent want to know if your child was questioned by a school counselor regarding abuse going on in the classroom?  If your answer is yes, then why haven’t the parents of 4th grade Mana’olana been granted these rights?  We have not gotten any information regarding what is happening in the classroom other than letters brought home by students stating, “There will be a long term sub till the end of the school year.”
    Here is a rough timeline of the incidents at Mana’olana 4th grade:
First Semester — The teacher was allowing 10-year-old students to do their own lunch/recess supervision. This was causing major conflict between classmates.
— Teacher removed Chairs/tables from classroom for at least one week
— Teacher showed video of Central Africa current events to show kids how good they have it here.  “Dead Africans being loaded into truck”  Teachers response to my inquiries were “I know the students have seen worse”  How dare she make judgements on what 10 year olds have or have not seen. Isn’t that what parents decide, not teachers.
— Teacher had children sit on hands to keep them to themselves or to not work ahead.  If students took their hands out from underneath them the teacher would say, “Keep your hands under you, or I will cut them off.” This was repeated many times.
—  The incidents listed below were reported on Wednesday,  January 29, after school.  Teacher duct taped another student’s mouth because he was “whining, I don’t get it.”   Teacher flicked students’ ears and hit students in the back of the head.
Thursday Jan. 30 —  Teacher was allowed to go back into the classroom and work an entire day.
Friday Jan. 31 —  Teacher on admin. leave
Three letters go home to parents stating that there will be a long term sub.  No other information shared or given to parents.
April 9th 215. Parent meeting announcement sent home with children.  Parent meeting held.  6 parents were present out of the 18.  No new information was given.  I am guessing the purpose of the meeting was to show how good the long term sub was going to be.  Administration and counselor sit in the back of the room letting the sub speak almost the entire time.  Principal standing in the open door repeating, “I’m sorry I have to leave, I have a very important meeting to attend.”  3times the sub tried to answer questions for the admin.  Admin. and counselor get into a dispute.  I felt shame and embarrassment for being associated with HAAS.  In the meeting Principal states that the long term sub and him had just been introduced to each other the week before at the school wide meeting on April 2nd.  At this April 2nd meeting long term sub asks me, “Who should (I) talk to in regards to curriculum?”  I was shocked to find out that the long term sub had just met the principal April 2nd and he didn’t know who to talk to in regards to 4th grade curriculum — two months after the removal of the teacher.
May 2nd — HAAS Hoolaulea.  I see the fired Mana’olana teacher, sitting with HAAS administrators and teachers enjoying the school function, making contact with her former students.  What message does this send the kids, adults, teachers, and community?
May 5th — A teacher asks me, “Why is the fired 4th grade teacher contacting me about curriculum and questionnaires?”   The teacher asks, “If she is back working with HAAS, why doesn’t she take the middle school opening next year?”
     So here I am asking about my child’s former teacher and why no information has still not been given to the 4th grade parents. I have stayed impartial and silent for too long.  Now I come here for answers.  How is it that a teacher gets fired and begins working with the long term sub that is replacing her, the administration that got rid of  her, and coworkers that she is no longer coworkers with?  Again, what message does this send to the children, parents, faculty, and community?  It’s ok to bully, threaten, abuse children as long as they are hanai daughter to someone at school, as long as parents are kept in the dark on what goes on in the classroom.
     This abusive teacher got a 3 month paid vacation, traveled to California, surfed at Pohoiki, while HAAS teachers, parents, children and the greater community has been splintered, shamed, kept in the dark.  If you’re not going to take care of your own, who will you take care of? 7 students of employees at HAAS in the 4 the grade Mana’olana, 5 are left and they have all been greatly negatively affected by this teacher.  They lost their friends, their school, their trust in speaking out when wrong is being done.  I am speaking for all of those families, friends, colleagues, that are still battling the effects of this one teacher, the admin. and now the board.  I am also speaking for the silent majority now and in the future who will not speak out, will not be the whistleblower.  I ask the Board and the Administration to protect ours and your children.
Dan Biegler

24 replies
  1. Brian F Jordan
    Brian F Jordan says:

    Last night was a truly sad event. Of course the teacher was wrong it appears she admitted to the charges. The HSTA and DOE rules are cumbersome and tedious. HAAS is a great school with a bad teacher and two aides who failed to report abuse. In fact one is supposed to have helped. This is where my grandchildren go to school. So I am concerned. All I ask is in our anger we don’t forget the real motive which is to make this teacher accountable. I am not defending any actions this bully used. It should be made known to the Parents. The HSTA Process is SLOW. I have seen problems take a year to resolve. In that case the Principal was not ashamed and would not meet with the abused party until sued. Mr. Hirakami. Could not say anything while the case is in litigation. He was man enough to take the justified venting of the Parents. The Principal at my school lied denied and refused to admit their was any wrong doing. I saw that Steve listened as did I. I was appalled and I have to believe that a school that has been this good for so many was simply unprepared for the atrocity. I don’t believe they could fathom this happening at It is my deepest hope and belief that justice will be done. Mr. Enriques and I have seen this in regular DOE schools . We just never thought it could happen here. His emotional and personal involvement we very hard to watch, because I admire his professionalism in security. Understand that HAAS doesn’t set the pace of proceedings. HSTA and Bargaining Unit 5 set the pace. The last thing the HAAS administration wanted or need was for children to be abused and I assure you the Principal hasn’t slept well since. He more than anyone wants this to be resolved and the children protected. Mr. Enriques and every person including the Parents and Grandparent want justice done. Again there is no excuse for this and it should be a termination. If the family sues I hope they sue the criminal and not the school. Charter Schools have enough financial problems and they are the future if locals are to receive a truly equivalent education. My last school socially promoted students who were near illiterate. When they graduated there were no jobs for people who could not read or writes. Now I teach them in Prison. More Prisons are not the answer . Better Education is the answer. I believe that HAAS will prosecute and in the end justice will prevail. I also believe that this woman needs a personal lawsuit and termination. Having been a teacher and in Who’s Who Among America Best Teachers twice. I agree with the victims grandmother. A good teacher goes to work everyday to make a student want to learn. Our job is to make school a great place to learn and to feel safe.
    I hope this is resolved quickly and if this woman broke the TRO I hope she is in court quickly.

  2. NeighborWatch
    NeighborWatch says:

    Well this is clearly a one sided story because we can’t hear from the teacher.
    Read most of this, got too tedious, when people write without paragraph breaks it’s,… bad and this is an educator?

    Sounds a bit petty to me. Back when I was in school that was called discipline, now it’s called abuse. I had nuns who used to ‘flick’? No slap you up side the back of your head, pull your ears, pull your hair, make you stand in a corner, tape (scotch tape didn’t have duct tape then) your mouth shut if you couldn’t keep it shut yourself. So what?

    Why does she need to discipline the kids? Are the kids behaving badly? No? I’m sure they’re all little angels. Dealing with a room of unruly kids is no fun, day in and day out. I remember going to the Waters of Life Charter school and kids were running all over the place. Besides I don’t see that many well behaved kids around these days anyway. They all seem to be entitled.

    What the teacher did does not constitute assault.
    My god we’re raising a generation of complainers.
    And spoiled kids. TEACH your kids to behave before you send them to school.

    Really ‘flicked’? lol

  3. lisa
    lisa says:

    I worked with this teacher for almost an entire school year and I found her enterprising ways inspiring and effective.
    I agree with neighbor watch. Children were probably unruly and repetitively so.
    Teachers are outnumbered and this one HAD some great methods to get the class to gel as a learning unit.
    I witnessed it myself and can vouch for her effectiveness. I think she turned some childrens’ lives in the right direction before this.
    Don’t be surprised if children exaggerate.

  4. Child Abuser Hater
    Child Abuser Hater says:

    NeighborWatch Why not use your name? What you hiding? My child is an awesome kid and it is unfortunate we got subjected to an evil teacher. She should never be allowed to be around kids if I have my way,

  5. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    As someone who was in the classroom with this teacher for nearly an entire school year, I would like to comment that her methods were enterprising and effective.
    She managed, at great odds, to make a classroom of children with widely divergent backgrounds into a cohesive learning unit. I was impressed and thrilled to have her in Hawaii.
    I feel she changed the course of several of the childrens’ lives with her attention and dedication to their education.
    Children can, and do, exaggerate.

  6. Daysha Mendes
    Daysha Mendes says:

    ^^^^ You do realize these are special needs children you are talking about RIGHT?!

  7. ME
    ME says:

    Would it make a difference if I said, these were special needs children?
    They have outbursts, they have emotions that we can’t fathom.
    They need a teacher who is compassionate and who has been thoroughly trained to be a Special Education teacher. She clearly isn’t!
    Flicked? Yes flicked! A few of them wear hearing aids.

  8. Lucille Veincent-Salazar
    Lucille Veincent-Salazar says:

    This is in response to Neighbor Watch and Lisa. You two are COWARDS hiding behind your so-called names. I have nothing to hide or be ashamed of, so I use my true identity. I am a parent of a child who has Cerebral Palsy, seizure disorders and is wheel chair bound. My daughter cannot defend herself or verbally communicate if this was to happen to her. My daughter has moments where she would have outbursts, laughing out loud, babbling or even clapping. Would this behavior warrant a slap to the back of my daughters head? Would this behavior warrant her mouth or hands to be duct tape? And would this behavior warrant a flick to the ear? Absolutely not!! If you are a parent and if it was your child, I pray to God that you would go to the ends of the earth to protect your child. “Dealing with a room of unruly kids is no fun day in and day out”, really? Then the teacher does not belong in this profession! The remark about “paragraph breaks”, talk about petty and criticizing the most prettiest thing.

  9. Lloyd Enriquez
    Lloyd Enriquez says:

    If neighborwatch and lisa felt this way about the teacher then they as her supporters should have attended and spoke up at thursdays meeting in support of this teacher. Another meeting will be taking place at the school this coming tuesday. We invite you to speak up and attend. Lisa as you stated you worked in this class with this teacher, did you also work with her during the time these alleged acts were being done? See you both tuesday. Aloha

  10. Barbara
    Barbara says:

    This is in response to NeighborWatch. It is pretty evident that you must have been educated in a parochial school during the Jurassic Age when physical and emotional abuse was called discipline and the concept of “spare the rod, spoil the child” was the mindset.

    This is the 21st century, and people acquired more knowledge on early childhood development and how the traumatic, long-term effects physical and verbal abuse can negatively impact healthy growth. I am sure that prestigious parochial schools like Saint Louis, Sacred Hearts Academy, Saint Francis, Maryknoll (to name a few) do not condone the practice of subjecting their students to abuse of any kind under the guise of “discipline”. You, on the other hand, was “disciplined” so effectively that you passionately feel that what you experienced is the appropriate approach to the healthy development of the total child and would like to see this archaic practice perpetuated. You would be the perfect poster child, (I was “disciplined” in school by being slapped upside
    the back of my head, ears pulled, hair pulled, stood in the corner with my mouth taped shut and look how I turned out . . .) for the exact cause these HAAS parents are trying to resolve and prevent from happening again.

    As far as dealing with a roomful of “unruly” kids day in and day out being no fun, this is powerful testimony to the teacher’s lack of appropriate and effective classroom management skills and does make one wonder if the teacher realizes that perhaps he/she has someone else’s job and should seek another form of employment.

    I agree with you when you say that what the teacher did does not constitute assault. The more correct and appropriate description of what this teacher admitted to doing should be assault and battery.

  11. NeighborWatch
    NeighborWatch says:

    No we’re not cowards, Child Abuse Hater I’m sure was a given name, right? and ME too? I can use what ever nom de net I wish. This ain’t China yet. IF, you’ve been around most the regular posters here know who I am.
    My name has been posted by idiots who think they’re knowledgeable, like it makes any difference who I am.
    I’m not net naive to put my name to everything on the web. I’m not seeking publicity. Not gonna run for office.
    Lucy why didn’t you take issue with ME or Child Abuse Hater? LOL I feel special.
    Gotta LOVE the BIC for a shit pile of gossip.
    And you’re exaggerating, for the dramatic effect?
    It hasn’t happened to your child, has it?
    Oh you said ,…………….”IF”.

    I find it real funny when all these charter schools began and yeah I was a parent at the time of a child in one. I noticed it was mostly the hippy parents kids.
    Alternative parents which Puna has no shortage of.
    And those who were worried because of the stories of drugs and fights in public schools. If they had money they send them to Malamalama. Or even if they didn’t have money but were over protective of their spoiled blond haired blue eyed brat they’d send them to Malamalama and not make their mortgage payments.
    Get Foreclosed on.

    And What was that? you finished with?
    ” The remark about “paragraph breaks”, talk about petty and criticizing the most prettiest thing.”

    The prettiest thing? huh?lol

    Hey every time I drive to Hilo I see an idiot driving stupid who could use a good phwap! up side the back of their numb skull. And let me clarify this, so certain haters don’t get all bent out of shape. I don’t advocate violence, that’s why I use sarcasm and humor. Because it’s illegal to take a 2×4 to the back of someone’s head. Tho the world would be a better place.

    Oh and Lucille, Happy Mother’s Day 😉

  12. Lisa Roach
    Lisa Roach says:

    Thank you Lloyd, for the invitation. I was unaware of the first meeting and apparently it was long overdue.

    And thank you also for the modifying the word acts with alleged, as this is all unsubstantiated.

    I also understand that the TRO has been dropped.

    Just because it’s printed in the paper doesn’t make a statement or allegation true. I hope people keep this in mind.

    Hawaii island and HAAS are losing an excellent teacher over all this hyperbole!

  13. lloyd enriquez
    lloyd enriquez says:

    Hi lisa, just to be clear I know the facts of what happened but because of my position with the state I am unable to say what was said to me by this teacher. However I did provide my statement of what happened as requested to the police. I have a totally different personal opinion of this teacher. You have the right to your own opinion and I respect that. Listen to the facts of those involved and then come your own conclusion. Thank you for your respectful reply.

  14. Damon
    Damon says:

    Neighborhood Watch… I mean Peter Frost,

    How would you feel if someone started smacking your Great Danes around?

    Yeah… your dogs could probably defend themselves. These kids had no defense and were attacked!

    The newspaper identified her as Shannon Smith.

    Shannon Smith goes on my sh*t list.

  15. Brian F. Jordan
    Brian F. Jordan says:

    Well NW if you really can’t see anything wrong with hitting a child with brain damage He was hit in the head hard with a heavy book. Perhaps you were hit to hard?. It you tell a kid you know the child has developmental challenges. You would threaten to his hands off? He is Special so he believes it. Also he not only was hit with existing brain damage by a heavy book. He had his hearing aid smashed into his ear. The teacher has admitted to all of this. I learned one thing in school where they beat the crap out of me. I don’t like beatings. I quit school. I returned to school and am now a Certified teacher for the DPS,DOE, DOD and DOL. I carried a lot of hate for years. My students excelled and not one has a scratch. Do I believe some kids need a smack. Call the parents make them do their job. However if a kid is emotionally hurt and brain damaged. NO Hell NO! The teacher if she was innocent would have brought a lawyer. She also violated her TRO twice. Perhaps she was smacked in the head too many times.

  16. NeighborWatch
    NeighborWatch says:

    Brian I didn’t read about a heavy book I saw flick and it’s all gossip at this point which is why anyone with have a web sense wouldn’t make unsubstantiated comments.
    The teacher hasn’t responded and probably is smart enough not to. But my goddess you sure sound like you got smacked much harder or have thinner skin than I.
    I have no hate for those nuns. Actually they did there best with a kid with ADHA not know I was anything other than a “busy boy”. You whine too much, maybe YOU not she or I got hit too hard too many times. I didn’t leave school I tough it out.

    And numbnuts Damon Tucker you’re such a still lame to make such stupid fucktard remarks and think you hurt my feelings when you post my name, like you know me. Bellingham boob. Hit my dog and you won’t need to worry about them. Dummy there are laws in this state that say, ‘I’, can protect my livestock.

    Hyperbole is correct, you people never cease to astound me. LMFAO BIC always good for a laugh.

  17. NeighborWatch
    NeighborWatch says:

    Hey Damon Phucker ……I mean Tucker. How often does Tif go on your blog and comment? You still have one? Isn’t Ariana gonna make you a star? LOL

    This is why this forum is so lame/fun, because people just throw shit at the fan to see what blows.
    The leaps and assumptions from a few sentences people make is inane. Ya think the last drama would have edjumakated a few.
    But Brian, your reply was hard to understand.
    “He was hit in the head hard with a heavy book. (Hearsay coming from you) Perhaps you were hit to hard?. (why a question mark and a period?) It you tell a kid you know the child has developmental challenges.(Incomplete sentence.) You would threaten to his hands off? (what chew his hands off, burn? massage?)He is Special so he believes it. Also he not only was hit with existing brain damage by a heavy book. (Incomplete sentence) He had his hearing aid smashed into his ear.”(Really? SMASHED!!)
    Tell me you’re not an English teacher.

    And oh yea, he was in surgery for hours picking fragments of the hearing aid out of his skull? Save the drama for your own students. You must forget what it was like to be a kid. Or you were scared straight.

    Hell yea she’d lawyer up if she was smart. Here we got trial by blog. BIC on line a Scandalous rag. LOL

  18. Brian Ansorge
    Brian Ansorge says:

    (Brian: your first comment was not approved due to libelous and inflammatory content.)

    Oh, and one more thing, Peter Frost: what are you, a paid shill for Stephens Media Group? Or do you just hate anything that isn’t typical, corporate media swill?

    And, “lawyer up?”

    That tells us all what I’ve suspected from the beginning: with you, it’s not about na keiki; it’s all about the “squeaky wheel” adults of this world—the sort of narcissistic, self-worshipping dolts who invariably manage to play the victim and … find an “ambulance chaser” more than willing to take up their quixotic cause.

    I’m through, now. Rant away.

  19. NeighborWatch
    NeighborWatch says:

    Brian I have no idea wtf you’re ranting about. Stephens media group??? You must be the dolt or dull knob, I don’t even have TV or buy newspapers I could give a rats ass about “typical corporate media swill”.
    And no, I guess you have no clue about the BS in the legal system locally. You lawyer up because of the lynch mob mentality around here..

    and so what… you assume

    “That tells us all what I’ve suspected from the beginning: with you, it’s not about na keiki; it’s all about the “squeaky wheel” adults of this world—the sort of narcissistic, self-worshipping dolts who invariably manage to play the victim and … find an “ambulance chaser” more than willing to take up their quixotic cause”

    TELLS more about YOU. Not me. I’m no victim and I’ve sued no one.

    and worshiping has one p don’t you have spell check?

  20. Brian Ansorge
    Brian Ansorge says:

    NeighborhoodWatch: ” … … [blah, blah, blah] … … ”

    Brian: “Guilty, as charged! And, regarding your gratuitous help with my spelling, my phone *does* have built-in spell checking. But, just as with ‘travelling,’ I *choose* to use ‘worshipping.’ Both, as *some* people know, are *perfectly* acceptable.

    Do you spell worshipped with *one* ‘p?’

    I don’t.

    [shaking head] You really *do* need to get out more!

    Poh-tay-toh, poh-TAH-toh.”

    [let’s call the whole thing off!]

  21. NeighborWatch
    NeighborWatch says:

    Brian Asorge got slapped a lot for his lunch money so he forgot about this being about the kids and needed to make it about him, or me.
    Dumb people on smart phones out and about is why I DON’T NEED to get out more often, and go WHERE?
    It’s perfect right where I am.

    But I guess he explains himself with “Blah Blah Blah”
    It’s probably because he has to flip pancakes for a living. And his life is Blah Blah Blah.. Looking at his Facebook and Myspace pages tells a lot about the misery he’s living. LMFAO His profile picture says it all.

    Now, Brian with your ‘know it all’ take a look at mine.

  22. dont get me started
    dont get me started says:

    I worked for HAAS from it’s very first day of operation until 2010. I was so proud of the entire faculty and staff for all of their hard work and dedication. We (HAAS) were a team supporting each other through all the rough times. We helped HAAS evolve into the excellent school it is now. My position at HAAS changed with each school year. Over the time I spent there I taught in grades K-8 and in all subjects. Each year I had a different assignment. It was tough creating new curriculum each year.During my last year at HAAS I went through hell. Like I said, don’t get me started. That’s all for another time, when I have time to write my book.
    what I do have to say is after reading what Mr. Beigler and Ms. Isabel wrote, is that I can relate to their difficulties expressed in dealing with the ohana director and counselor (if these two are buddies with the accused, we will never know the truth). Confidentiality and Cover-ups. hmmm?
    Conflict of interest? Definitely do not have the school counselor interviewing these children. intervention should not be handled by someone who has chosen sides but by a trained professional not affiliated with the school.
    I do not know this teacher. I have no idea if she is as terrible as these parents say but I do know
    Something happened that was meant for all of you to learn from. learn from it. Yes, you can find something positive. It will take time. Dont turn this in to a bunch of angry words and gossip for these children to witness. That would be just as bad as what they have already experienced or worse.
    I have always known and it was enforced at HAAS that any suspected child abuse must be reported immediately. I wonder why it wasn’t?

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