Joy Painter

Executive Director

I came to Hawaii Montessori School as a parent searching for a safe and caring environment for my son. It wasn’t long after that I began working here as a teacher and have been here 17 years. I have recently moved from teaching into the administrator role as the Executive Director. I fell in love with the Montessori philosophy and began to further my education. I have my master’s degree in Early Education from Chaminade and am currently completing my Montessori teaching certification through the Age of Montessori. I have worked with both Toddlers and Primary students. I enjoy watching the children find their independence and grow in our program.