Our Mission

Who We Are

Holy Nativity School is dedicated to excellence in education within a small and personalized environment. Built upon the qualities of respect and inclusion, as exemplified in the Episcopal tradition, Holy Nativity School values each child’s individuality as it develops principled citizens who recognize their role in a global community.

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Personalized Learning

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.

Our Staff

Character. Heart. Excellence.

Our talented and committed teachers provide individualized attention to help each student achieve his or her academic and personal best.

Jyo Bridgewater

Jyo Bridgewater

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.

Kelly Goheen

Kelly Goheen

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.

Kim Hoi

Kim Hoi

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.

Kristen Reed

Kristen Reed

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.

Dorothy Jorgensen

Dorothy Jorgensen

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.

Harmony Turner

Harmony Turner

Director of Innovation and S.T.E.A.M. Integration

Artist and Educator, Harmony Turner has made it her life’s work to inspire, inform, and integrate. Holding an MFA in Dance, MA in Teaching, BA in Theatre Arts, and Trainer certification with Yoga Ed., Harmony is overjoyed to be living her art in her new role at HNS.

Rafael Lopez

Rafael Lopez

Director of Maintenance

Linda Ezuka

Linda Ezuka

Development Team

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.

Craig Spurrier

Craig Spurrier

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 is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario

Father Chris Bridges

Father Chris Bridges

HNC Curate

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.

Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez

Interim Rector

The Rev’d Luis Rodriguez has been serving as Interim Rector at Holy Nativity since February 2017.He earned his BA in History and Religious Studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and then went on to receive an MA in History from California State University at Los Angeles.

Andrew Barrio

Andrew Barrio

IT Technician

Ming Toy Wong

Ming Toy Wong

Front Office

Jordan Gibson

Jordan Gibson

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.

Jan Israel

Jan Israel

Religion

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.

Dr. Kaui Chun

Dr. Kaui Chun

Visual Arts

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.

Sandi Stevens

Sandi Stevens

Performing Arts Specialist

Sandi Kuaihelani Stevens is a native to Hawaii, graduated from Punahou Highschool, attended the University of Oregon and lived in Florida for 20 years before returning home a few years ago.

A Word

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.

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