Denise Espania

Denise Espania

Denise is the founding school leader of Mālama Honua Public Charter School

Brief Biography

Denise Espania’s teaching career spanned Pre K through 12th grade, general and special education, from Washington to Hawaiʻi. Denise received her undergraduate from Gonzaga University and her masters degree in Special Education from the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa. She continued her education receiving her administrator credential and doctorate from the University of Washington.

In 2004, Denise left the classroom and moved into post secondary education. After enjoying her time as an educational researcher and teacher educator, she returned to K-12 as a school administrator at an elementary and then a middle school.

Following her time in higher education, she worked as an educational consultant at Envision Learning Partners, supporting schools as they created structures and instructional practices that engaged students and teachers in deeper learning through performance assessment. Denise is humbled and honored to be the founding school leader of Mālama Honua Public Charter School.

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