Kanoelani Connor Joseph
First Grade Head Teacher
Kanoelani Connor Joseph 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, Ms. Connor Joseph taught kindergarten for 15 years at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Oakland. She loves spending time with her family – her husband and best friend Marc Bamuthi Joseph, her daughter Nanea (14) and son M’Kai (17). She also enjoys going to the beach, dancing, spending time with her dogs, and playing volleyball. Ms. Connor Joseph joined the Black Pine Circle School faculty in 2017.
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.