A Little Bit About Mrs. Ranken
I was born and raised in New York and moved to Maui to join the field research team at Pacific Whale Foundation in Hawaii and Australia in 1989. I led the education department at PWF for over 20 years. I have taught Montessori early childhood, field science and Hawaiian language at Kihei Charter Middle School and joinied Pōmaika'i in 2014. I will begin a MEd.in STEM Curriculum at UH Manoa beginning summer 2017.
I have four daughters, a step-son , a husband, a dog and 2 cats. I live in Waihe'e and love to hike, swim and bike along Kahekili Hwy toward Kahakuloa.
I love it when students visit my class at recess!
Fifth graders learn how to read digital pH meters
Natural places on Maui are some of our greatest classrooms, with students at Waikamoi Preserve, Haleakala
At Pōmaika'i, students learn with their whole bodies! Kindergarteners prepare to make themselves into a pie-chart to visually demonstrate data
Our watersheds keep our island alive. Understanding stream flow and how human uses can impact the natural ecosystem is critical.