Ka Leo o Nā Koa

Kye Haina

Kye Haina, Journalism Adviser

Kye Haina has taught language arts for 15 years, the past eight at Kamehameha Schools Maui in Pukalani, Hawai'i, where she teaches language arts, including journalism.

The school newspaper, which she has advised since its founding, has won district and state awards annually, including Best Newspaper in the State for the 2010-11 and 2012-13 school years. This Web site has won the overall Best Online category at the Hawaiʻi Publishers Association annual high school journalism awards for the past two years.

A graduate of the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus, Ms. Haina also has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a master’s degree in instructional technology from Grand Canyon University. She also holds a California teaching credential for English and a Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development certificate. In addition, she was a fellow of the 2008 American Society of News Editors Reynolds Institute.

Journalism runs in her family, passed down through her father, who was also a journalist and editor. Her son and former Ka Leo o Na Koa editor, Kyle Deeley (‘10), is studying broadcast journalism at the University of La Verne.

Ms. Haina is married, and in her nearly non-existent spare time she enjoys attending the school’s sporting events with her husband, Kevin Deeley, and watching reality TV. The family puppies, Kandy and Kibble, also keep her busy cleaning up behind their frenzied chewing episodes, during which they destroy eveything within reach -- whether it's nailed down or not.

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