Kaneoelani Connor


Kanoelani Connor

First Grade Head Teacher

Kanoe Connor earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and her M.A. in education from the University of San Francisco. In 1998, she began teaching kindergarten, and co-teaching first grade at Presidio Hill School in San Francisco. After teaching in the city for four years, Kanoe taught kindergarten for 15 years at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland. She loves spending time with her 17-year-old daughter, Nanea, and her two-year-old black lab, Obi. Kanoe also enjoys going to the beach, dancing, music, art, traveling, eating good food, and playing volleyball. Kanoe joined the Black Pine Circle School faculty in 2017.

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Why I Work with Children

Children teach me how to be a better person and when I am with them, we laugh a lot!

A Favorite Book

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein because the tree was selfless and had so much love for the boy.

Quick Fact

Played with (& vs) Olympic Volleyballer Misty May

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Toured with the Western Opera Theater for eight years

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Kim Livingston

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Started clowning at age 9

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Michael Feferman

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Has developed a secret pizza sauce

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Apprenticed at the National Theater of Croatia

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Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts

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I was a college volleyball coach

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Rachel Durling

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Played at the Grammys

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Rem Djemilev

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Creates musical arrangements for fun

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