Mrs. Hanaoka has been an elementary teacher in Christian schools for many years. She graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills and has an ACSI teaching certificate. She came to Valor at a time when the school desired to begin a Transitional Kindergarten program. She has enjoyed heading up the TK program and loves being with four, five, and six-year-olds. She is always amazed and grateful to the Lord for the amount of growth the youngsters display in only one school year. Mrs. Hanaoka and her husband, Nori, enjoy traveling up the California coast. They are retired pastors who continue to serve in their church. The Hanaoka family pets include tortoises and a little dog named Ducky.
“For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.” Psalm 116:8