Puaʻena Vierra-Villanueva
Kumu Alakaʻi – Hiʻilei
aka “Queen of the Lollipop Guild”

“The kumu alakaʻi of Papa Nāhiku, Pua’ena is always looking for ways to enrich the lives of her keiki and ‘ohana in her classroom.”
Pua’ena loves her students and accepts all of them with open arms. She creates a nurturing classroom environment to ensure that all of her keiki feel loved and safe. Her passion for Hawaiian culture and language is evident in all that she does.”
“Puaʻena is persevering and dedicated to the keiki and ʻohana in her care. She always has a kind and positive word for everyone!”

“Willing to kōkua her kula ʻohana, thoughtful and considerate! Hard working and committed to keiki.”