Our MissionWho We Are
Rooted in the Episcopal tradition, Holy Nativity School is dedicated to excellence in education within a small and personalized environment. Built upon principles of respect and inclusion, Holy Nativity School values each child’s individuality as it develops principled citizens who recognize their role in the local and global community.
Individualized Attention Helping Your Child Achieve Their Best
Holy Nativity School has a rich history of providing a personalized approach to learning in a small, intimate, setting for students starting school as 3 year olds and continuing on through the 8th grade. Small classes, nurturing teachers, challenging curriculum, and integrated technology create the foundation that has continually encouraged outstanding achievements as HNS students display the inherent pleasure of lifelong learning.
In the Episcopal tradition, we are called to create an open and supportive academic community of faith for all. Children grow, develop, and learn at different rates and stages. The growth and development of each child involves many dimensions: heart, mind, body, and soul. Our talented and committed teachers provide individualized attention to help each student achieve his or her academic and personal best. Our teachers enjoy the independence to develop programs and courses that reflect their creativity, keep their classrooms fresh, and most importantly engage their students.
Character. Heart. Excellence.
Our talented and committed teachers provide individualized attention to help each student achieve his or her academic and personal best.
Principal / 6th Grade Teacher
Jyo Bridgewater is the Principal of Holy Nativity School and the lead teacher in the 6th grade classroom. A graduate of Yale and NYU School of Law, she has been involved in child advocacy and education in a number of roles and settings.
Director of Admission & Marketing
Kelly has had a distinguished career as an educator and administrator at Holy Nativity since 2001. She has a Master’s degree in Education Administration and has served as the Director of Admission & Marketing and previously as the Assistant Head of School.
Director of Student Services
Kimberly Hoi first began teaching at HNS in 2005 and has been the lead teacher in 3rd grade since 2009. In the 2017-2018 school year, she began her new role as the Religion Studies teacher and Director of Special Events.
Director of Development
Kristen started working at HNS in February 2018. She earned her BA in Communications and Theological Studies from Wheaton College and has worked in a range of educational organizations and nonprofits teaching, writing, and doing digital marketing and fundraising.
Director of Development
Dorothy has spent the last 15 years working in public health, research, and development. Much of her work focused on decreasing health disparities, increasing community engagement, developing partnerships, and creating funding opportunities.
Linda Lewis Ezuka is a parent of alumni and has been affiliated with Holy Nativity School in various capacities since 2008. She has a background in community development and focused her efforts at the school to raise precious capital to support the culture of excellence at HNS.
Father Chris Bridges
The Reverend Christopher M. Bridges has been serving at Holy Nativity since June 2018. He earned his undergraduate degree at Auburn University Montgomery. He holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster’s University and a Master of Divinity from the University of the South, School of Theology.
Director of Maintenance
Mr. Rafael cares for the church and school grounds, ensuring that Holy Nativity is welcoming and safe for all. A loving dad and grandpa, Rafael’s compassion and endless smile are appreciated by the entire Holy Nativity community.
Chief Technology Officer
Craig Spurrier has been at Holy Nativity School since 2011. He holds a BA in Sociology from the University of South Carolina Aiken, a MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of South Carolina, a MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD from the University of Western Ontario
Lead Resource Teacher / Athletic Director
Jordan is the Lead Resource Teacher and Athletic Director. He graduated from Yale with a BA in Political Science and Columbia University Teachers College with an MA in Anthropology and Education. At Yale, he was on the Men’s Varsity Basketball team for four years.
Ming Toy Wong
Ming Toy Wong, lovingly known as Ms. Toy to everyone at HNS cares for all students, families, and faculty as our Office Manager. Her background in customer service and her compassion and professionalism make everyone at HNS feel appreciated and safe.
After joining HNS in 2014, Jan Israel now serves as the Religious Studies teacher. She has thirty years of teaching experience, a Master’s in Learning Disabilities, and a family of happy HNS graduates and current Hawks.
Performing Arts Specialist
Sandi Kuaihelani Stevens is a native to Hawaii, graduated from Punahou School, attended the University of Oregon and lived in Florida for 20 years before returning home a few years ago.
Dr. Kaui Chun
Kumu Kaui is a contemporary Native Hawaiian artist who explores the relationships between his ancestry and the ‘āina. He completed his PhD, Curriculum Studies, College of Education in 2013 and his Master of Fine Arts in 2001 from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
From Our Head of School
“At HNS, your child is known and loved. We are blessed with wonderful families and dedicated teachers who work together to make each day special.”
– Tim Spurrier
Tim Spurrier joined Holy Nativity School as the Head of School in 2011. His diverse background in education, communication, and business, as well as life experiences, led him to the leadership role at HNS. Since 1998, Tim has been acknowledged for his innovative contributions to Personalized Learning.