Kindergarten Teacher

Nellie Foster

Mrs. Foster has been the Kindergarten teacher at Carden Academy of Maui since 2004. Prior to that, Mrs. Foster had 5 years of experience teaching in preschools and holds an Associate’s degree.

She loves working with children, especially 5 and 6 year olds as they are always eager and excited to learn. It is a joy for her to create a fun, engaging, nurturing environment in her classroom that enables children to really grow and emerge as students.

Mrs. Foster is married and has 2 daughters; both students at Carden, and 1 son. She loves reading a good book and doing anything that involves being creative!

Kindergarten Assistant

Callie Hand

Miss Hand has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is licensed by the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board for PK-Grade 3. She has teaching experience in her home state of Rhode Island as well as in the Haleakala Waldorf preschool. She has began substituting at Carden and is now co-teaching the Kindergarten class with Mrs. Foster.



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