Faculty and Staff Directory

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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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Yngrid Gonzalez Feeney

Mrs. Feeney rejoined Parker School in 2018 and has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in early childhood bilingual education from City College of New York. Mrs. Feeney has worked with grade k-12 students in both public and private schools on Hawaii Island. She is a native Spanish speaker originally from Manhattan and moved to Hawaii Island in 2006. In her free time, Mrs. Feeney enjoys cooking, reading, going on walks and to the beach with her family and dogs. “I believe every day offers us opportunities to create meaningful impact in our students’ lives. Aside from teaching our respective subjects, we’re teaching our students life lessons on perseverance, empathy and enjoying the road ahead of us. School was always a safe place for me and I find providing a safe space that’s encouraging and respectful a priority.”

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Part-time Upper School Spanish Teacher
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Mrs. Feeney rejoined Parker School in 2018 and has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in early childhood bilingual education from City College of New York. Mrs. Feeney has worked with grade k-12 students in both public and private schools on Hawaii Island. She is a native Spanish speaker originally from Manhattan and moved to Hawaii Island in 2006. In her free time, Mrs. Feeney enjoys cooking, reading, going on walks and to the beach with her family and dogs. “I believe every day offers us opportunities to create meaningful impact in our students’ lives. Aside from teaching our respective subjects, we’re teaching our students life lessons on perseverance, empathy and enjoying the road ahead of us. School was always a safe place for me and I find providing a safe space that’s encouraging and respectful a priority.”

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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.

808-885-7933 ext. 7150
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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Kelley Heuston

Ms. Heuston joined the Parker ‘Ohana in 2018 after teaching for thirty years at Waterford School in Sandy, Utah. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree from the University of Utah and is a member of the Cum Laude Society. In her spare time, Ms. Heuston enjoys hiking, exploring, animals, reading, getting to know people and spending time with her daughter who attends Parker’s Lower School. “I am a deep believer in the importance of a traditional liberal arts approach to learning,” shares Ms. Heuston. “I believe learning new ideas and about the past helps all of us to think better, live better, and create better communities. I absolutely thrive when I am working with students, and teaching.”

808-885-7933 ext. 7117
Upper School History Teacher
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Ms. Heuston joined the Parker ‘Ohana in 2018 after teaching for thirty years at Waterford School in Sandy, Utah. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree from the University of Utah and is a member of the Cum Laude Society. In her spare time, Ms. Heuston enjoys hiking, exploring, animals, reading, getting to know people and spending time with her daughter who attends Parker’s Lower School. “I am a deep believer in the importance of a traditional liberal arts approach to learning,” shares Ms. Heuston. “I believe learning new ideas and about the past helps all of us to think better, live better, and create better communities. I absolutely thrive when I am working with students, and teaching.”

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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.”

808-885-7933 ext. 7132
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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Aubrey Kommer

Ms. Kommer joined the Parker ‘Ohana in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Originally from California, she has worked as a winemaker, a tutor and with at-risk youth organizations. Ms. Kommer enjoys ocean swims, surfing, and cooking. “I hope to become as invested and devoted as the educators here at Parker School. They are a true inspiration as I work towards my own post-baccalaureate certifications.”

PAU Assistant, Upper School History Teacher - Long Term Substitute
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Ms. Kommer joined the Parker ‘Ohana in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Originally from California, she has worked as a winemaker, a tutor and with at-risk youth organizations. Ms. Kommer enjoys ocean swims, surfing, and cooking. “I hope to become as invested and devoted as the educators here at Parker School. They are a true inspiration as I work towards my own post-baccalaureate certifications.”

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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.