Faculty and Staff Directory

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Alex Dizol

Mr. Dizol joined the Parker School maintenance and custodial team in April 2006. He was born and raised on the Island of Kaua'i and graduated from Kapa'a High School. Mr. Dizol moved to the Big Island in 1981 and worked as the senior storekeeper in the food and beverage department at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott before coming to Parker School. Mr. Dizol is married and has three sons. He enjoys shoreline fishing and spending time at the beach and with his family. He likes working at Parker School because it is small and has a very friendly atmosphere.

Landscaping & Groundskeeper
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Mr. Dizol joined the Parker School maintenance and custodial team in April 2006. He was born and raised on the Island of Kaua'i and graduated from Kapa'a High School. Mr. Dizol moved to the Big Island in 1981 and worked as the senior storekeeper in the food and beverage department at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott before coming to Parker School. Mr. Dizol is married and has three sons. He enjoys shoreline fishing and spending time at the beach and with his family. He likes working at Parker School because it is small and has a very friendly atmosphere.

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Greg Dunigan

Mr. Dunigan joined Parker in the fall of 2015. Mr. Dunigan earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from Missouri Western State University and brings more than 32 years of experience. He has served as a basketball, softball and golf coach, taught kindergarten through grade 12 PE, and served as an athletic director. Mr. Dunigan has also coordinated numerous sport camps over the years and throughout the country. He comes to Parker from Washington, Missouri and enjoys playing golf, officiating high school basketball games and spending time with his wife, daughter (who lives in Kona) and grandchildren.

Lower & Middle School Physical Education Teacher
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Mr. Dunigan joined Parker in the fall of 2015. Mr. Dunigan earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from Missouri Western State University and brings more than 32 years of experience. He has served as a basketball, softball and golf coach, taught kindergarten through grade 12 PE, and served as an athletic director. Mr. Dunigan has also coordinated numerous sport camps over the years and throughout the country. He comes to Parker from Washington, Missouri and enjoys playing golf, officiating high school basketball games and spending time with his wife, daughter (who lives in Kona) and grandchildren.

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Vickie Frogley

Ms. Frogley holds an associate’s degree in business and received her paralegal certificate from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to relocating with her family to the Big Island in 2002, Ms. Frogley served as a paralegal in Orange County, California. She joined the Parker School ‘ohana as the parent of a kindergartener in 2007 and aided the school’s fundraising efforts for several years as Parker’s Advancement Associate. After serving as Legal Clerk III for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for Hawaii County from 2012-2015, she returned to Parker to coordinate the school’s capital campaign for the new Center for Sports, Science, and the Arts. Her son Sean, a lifelong Parker Bull, is now in high school. Ms. Frogley enjoys hiking, traveling, playing tennis and watching her son play for Parker School’s basketball, volleyball and tennis teams. "I've always loved the energy of a school environment and am excited to be part of the Parker School 'ohana," says Ms. Frogley.

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Associate Advancement Director
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Ms. Frogley holds an associate’s degree in business and received her paralegal certificate from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to relocating with her family to the Big Island in 2002, Ms. Frogley served as a paralegal in Orange County, California. She joined the Parker School ‘ohana as the parent of a kindergartener in 2007 and aided the school’s fundraising efforts for several years as Parker’s Advancement Associate. After serving as Legal Clerk III for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for Hawaii County from 2012-2015, she returned to Parker to coordinate the school’s capital campaign for the new Center for Sports, Science, and the Arts. Her son Sean, a lifelong Parker Bull, is now in high school. Ms. Frogley enjoys hiking, traveling, playing tennis and watching her son play for Parker School’s basketball, volleyball and tennis teams. "I've always loved the energy of a school environment and am excited to be part of the Parker School 'ohana," says Ms. Frogley.

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Shellie Note-Gressard, M.Ed.

Born in Washington and raised in upstate New York, Ms. Note-Gressard holds bachelor's degrees in biology and psychology from Washington State University and a master’s degree in educational technology from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Well rooted into the community, Ms. Note-Gressard served as the testing coordinator and school counselor for Waimea Middle School for three years. She coaches AYSO soccer and serves as the organization’s regional manager in Waimea. She spearheaded Parker School’s iPad initiative, launched in 2013. Ms. Note-Gressard is married and has two children, her son is a Parker graduate, and her daughter is a current student.

808-885-7933 ext. 7125
Educational Technology Director, Powerlifting Coach, Middle School Computer Teacher, Middle and Upper School Counselor
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Born in Washington and raised in upstate New York, Ms. Note-Gressard holds bachelor's degrees in biology and psychology from Washington State University and a master’s degree in educational technology from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Well rooted into the community, Ms. Note-Gressard served as the testing coordinator and school counselor for Waimea Middle School for three years. She coaches AYSO soccer and serves as the organization’s regional manager in Waimea. She spearheaded Parker School’s iPad initiative, launched in 2013. Ms. Note-Gressard is married and has two children, her son is a Parker graduate, and her daughter is a current student.

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Matt Hamilton

After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from Colorado State University, where he also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Dr. Hamilton started working for Parker School in January 2014. Originally from Colorado, he moved to the Big Island in 2011. He has worked as a tutor and with various outreach programs. In his spare time, Dr. Hamilton likes to tinker and build things as well as spend time outdoors, especially hiking or exploring. He and his wife have two daughters, one of whom attends Parker lower school.

808-885-7933 ext. 7111
Upper School Science and Math Teacher
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After receiving his Ph.D. in physics from Colorado State University, where he also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Dr. Hamilton started working for Parker School in January 2014. Originally from Colorado, he moved to the Big Island in 2011. He has worked as a tutor and with various outreach programs. In his spare time, Dr. Hamilton likes to tinker and build things as well as spend time outdoors, especially hiking or exploring. He and his wife have two daughters, one of whom attends Parker lower school.

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Mindy Higgins

Ms. Higgins came to Parker School in 1999 after five years teaching middle school science in her home state of Colorado. She has taught a variety of subjects and grade levels, with an emphasis on middle school science. In addition to being science department chair, she also coordinates Parker’s middle school science fair and Math Counts competition. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological science from Colorado State University and completed the teacher licensure program at Fort Lewis College. She also has experience coaching high school volleyball and track and field. Ms. Higgins is active in the community and in her free time enjoys outdoor activities, especially ocean sports, biking and skiing. She lives in Waimea with her husband and two children. She says, “I believe in each individual's ability to succeed. This belief guides one of my major goals for students: to nurture their zest for learning. By providing a safe and stimulating environment, students develop confidence to ask questions, share information, and learn. Our classroom community is a place of respect so that students can excel emotionally, intellectually, and socially.”

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Science Chair, Middle School Science Teacher, Middle & Upper School Math Teacher
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Ms. Higgins came to Parker School in 1999 after five years teaching middle school science in her home state of Colorado. She has taught a variety of subjects and grade levels, with an emphasis on middle school science. In addition to being science department chair, she also coordinates Parker’s middle school science fair and Math Counts competition. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological science from Colorado State University and completed the teacher licensure program at Fort Lewis College. She also has experience coaching high school volleyball and track and field. Ms. Higgins is active in the community and in her free time enjoys outdoor activities, especially ocean sports, biking and skiing. She lives in Waimea with her husband and two children. She says, “I believe in each individual's ability to succeed. This belief guides one of my major goals for students: to nurture their zest for learning. By providing a safe and stimulating environment, students develop confidence to ask questions, share information, and learn. Our classroom community is a place of respect so that students can excel emotionally, intellectually, and socially.”

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Christian Ingalls

“Ms. Christian” began teaching at Parker School in 2006. Previously, she worked for four years as an education specialist at Dolphin Quest. Raised in California and Montana, she came to Hawai‘i in 1999 after living in Seattle, Washington and Eureka, California. She holds a Bachelor of Science in marine biology from Humboldt State University and a Master of Arts in education with elementary Licensure from Chaminade University. In addition to teaching first grade at Parker, Ms. Christian also is a director of Parker’s summer arts and athletics camp program. Her son Braedon is a Parker School student and was a member of the very first kindergarten class at the school. When not in her classroom, Ms. Christian enjoys traveling, shopping, the beach and being a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts Parker Ranch Troop 27, which honored her and Braedon with the 2013 Scouting Family of the Year award. She says that one of her students summed up her teaching philosophy perfectly by saying, “Ms. Christian makes the world come alive in her classroom.”

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First Grade Teacher
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“Ms. Christian” began teaching at Parker School in 2006. Previously, she worked for four years as an education specialist at Dolphin Quest. Raised in California and Montana, she came to Hawai‘i in 1999 after living in Seattle, Washington and Eureka, California. She holds a Bachelor of Science in marine biology from Humboldt State University and a Master of Arts in education with elementary Licensure from Chaminade University. In addition to teaching first grade at Parker, Ms. Christian also is a director of Parker’s summer arts and athletics camp program. Her son Braedon is a Parker School student and was a member of the very first kindergarten class at the school. When not in her classroom, Ms. Christian enjoys traveling, shopping, the beach and being a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts Parker Ranch Troop 27, which honored her and Braedon with the 2013 Scouting Family of the Year award. She says that one of her students summed up her teaching philosophy perfectly by saying, “Ms. Christian makes the world come alive in her classroom.”

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Lynn Jardine

Ms. Jardine was born and raised on the Big Island. She received her Master of Business Administration from the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University, Pueblo where she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has three children, two of whom are students at Parker. Ms. Jardine enjoys outdoor activities and going to the beach with her children.

808-885-6803 ext. 7137
Controller
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Ms. Jardine was born and raised on the Big Island. She received her Master of Business Administration from the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University, Pueblo where she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has three children, two of whom are students at Parker. Ms. Jardine enjoys outdoor activities and going to the beach with her children.

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Cari Kapuniai

Ms. Kapuniai joined the Parker ‘Ohana in 2016 and brings several years of bookkeeping experience. She also serves as registrar and an assistant coach for the Parker Bulls Soccer Club. Ms. Kapuniai was born on Oahu, moved to Hawaii Island (Holualoa) at the age of two and graduated from Konawaena High School. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys, watching her sons play soccer, and managing their family cattle ranch in Ahualoa. Her brother graduated from Parker School in ’93, as well as her nephew in ’13. Two of her sons currently attend Parker’s lower school. "I have always loved the school and faculty and am excited and honored to be a part of the Parker School ‘Ohana.”

808-885-7933 ext. 7178
Accounts Payable Specialist and Parker Bulls Soccer Club Coordinator
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Ms. Kapuniai joined the Parker ‘Ohana in 2016 and brings several years of bookkeeping experience. She also serves as registrar and an assistant coach for the Parker Bulls Soccer Club. Ms. Kapuniai was born on Oahu, moved to Hawaii Island (Holualoa) at the age of two and graduated from Konawaena High School. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys, watching her sons play soccer, and managing their family cattle ranch in Ahualoa. Her brother graduated from Parker School in ’93, as well as her nephew in ’13. Two of her sons currently attend Parker’s lower school. "I have always loved the school and faculty and am excited and honored to be a part of the Parker School ‘Ohana.”

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Brian Koranda

Mr. Koranda joined the Parker School ‘ohana in Summer 2018 and hold’s a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Koranda has been building websites since the 1990’s for a variety of companies like Sony Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate Films, Rockwell Automation, and Carleton College. Originally from Wisconsin, Mr. Koranda enjoys spending time with his wife and watching his two kids grow up. While he would love to explore Hawaii more on the weekends, renovating his house seems to take up all of his time. Mr. Koranda is also currently the 2018-19 PTSO President.

Graphic Production and Web
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Mr. Koranda joined the Parker School ‘ohana in Summer 2018 and hold’s a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Koranda has been building websites since the 1990’s for a variety of companies like Sony Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate Films, Rockwell Automation, and Carleton College. Originally from Wisconsin, Mr. Koranda enjoys spending time with his wife and watching his two kids grow up. While he would love to explore Hawaii more on the weekends, renovating his house seems to take up all of his time. Mr. Koranda is also currently the 2018-19 PTSO President.