Meet our staff

Ms. Stacia Burton

I am known as Ms. Stacie around the school and I have been working at Hale Aloha Nazarene School for 17 years.  Of those 17 years, I have been the director/principal for 11 years and I am a member of the Hilo Church of the Nazarene.  

I was born and raised in Hilo and graduated from Waiakea High School and Chaminade College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.  I have one daughter who is in her 2nd year of college and I am also the caregiver for my parents.  I have a dog named “Dr. Pepper”, which is named after my  daughter’s favorite drink.  

I have a passion to share God’s love with the children, their parents and my staff.  My favorite verses are:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Prov. 3:5

“…With God all things are possible…” Matt. 9:26

Some of my favorite things are:  Food – chocolate, Italian food, Color – blue & green, Things to do – Virtual races, read books, travel, Goals – I just completed the Great Aloha Run in person on Feb. 4th.

Miss Chasity Subia

Aloha!  I am the current Pre-3 teacher Miss Subia.  In May 2019, I graduated from Hawaii Community College with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood and after a few months, I started my teaching career at Hale Aloha Nazarene School in August 2019.  As a little girl, it has always been my dream to become a teacher.  Working at Hale Aloha has fulfilled that dream, if not more because I am able to teach these children the word of God and inspire them to be like Jesus when he walked this Earth.  In doing so, this allows me to instill long life lasting morals and values that they can carry with them everywhere they go.  My personal philosophy of guidance is that every child who walks into my classroom is a gift that I must prepare for his or hers next journey in life.  This is what drives me everyday to help all these children grow and develop in a healthy and safe environment


Mrs. Malia Corpuz

Aloha!  My name is Ms. Malia and I am currently the Pre-4 teacher.  I have been a part of the Hale Aloha Nazarene School ‘ohana for five years and a total of nine years of Early Childhood experience.  Working every day with preschoolers is a joy to watch them learn, grow, and have fun.  Being a teacher, I want to not only teach them but to inspire them.

I was born and raised in Waimea and I have daughter who is in college in Arizona.  During my free time, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my ‘ohana at the family ranch. 

Some of my favorite things are:  Favorite foods – Hawaiian food, banana smoothies, favorite flowers – plumeria & puakenikeni.



Mrs. Gail Ragle 

Aloha!  My name is Mrs. Gail Ragle and I am so happy to be your child’s teacher.  We are going to have an awesome time learning and growing together.  

My husband, Pastor Rick, and I have been pastoring here at the Hilo Nazarene Church for 30 years and just recently retired!  We are planning to stay in Hilo and continue to work at the school.  We have one son, Collin who graduated from UH Hilo and still lives at home with us.  I have my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and love teaching preschoolers.

Some Favorites

Watching Pro Sports

Coffee Drinks (hot or cold)

Our husky dog, Freya

Amazing local food from pancit to laulau to poke

Embracing how blessed I am to “Live Hawaii”

Lesson Plan

Mrs. Nancy Snedecor

Everyone calls me Ms. Snedecor and I have been a teacher at Hale Aloha Nazarene School for over 36 years.  I moved to Hawaii from Texas in 1970 and lived on a sailboat.  My husband and I sailed around the islands for 10 years and I had my daughter Sarah during this time.  She is now living in Texas with her husband and two sons.  

I graduated from the University of Hawaii with seven degrees which includes the Early Childhood Education degree.  I am a big animal lover and I am part of Hui Pono, which is an organization that helps to spay and neuter cats.  Please come and see me if you have any questions about Hui Pono.

I  enjoy being a part of Hale Aloha Nazarene School and I am so happy that I have been able to help many children experience their first time in school



Ms. Natalie Hanson

Welcome!!  I am Natalie Hanson, commonly known as Ms. Natalie.  After 34 years at Verizon, I retired and started working at Hale Aloha Nazarene School in June of 2004.  I am the Office Manager and deal mostly with the parents of our students.  I am responsible for answering the phones, sending out the bills and receiving payments, helping the teachers with students whenever I am needed and everything else an office manager does.  

Some of my favorite past times are crossword puzzles, sudoku, reading and spending time with my puppies, Daisy and Honey.  I have a blended family of six children, eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  

I love my job and I hope to meet you real soon!!

 Miss Bryana Grace

Hi!  You can call me Ms. Bry.  I am the newest addition to the Hale Aloha Nazarene School ‘ohana and I am an Aide but I am in the process of getting my Early Childhood degree through Hawaii Community College.  My duties include working the checkout table in the afternoon and helping the teachers in their classrooms. 

My passion is to help your children grow, learn and teach them about Jesus.  I have a great time with each child every day.  I try to be a great example for them and I will continue to inspire and guide them.

My hobbies are crafting, taking care of my garden, spending time with my ‘ohana and baking.  I have a farm filled with many animals including 2 cows, “Baby” and “Patnah”, a sheep named Marybelle, chickens and 2 turtles named Michaelangelo and Donatello.  I also have 2 American bullies, “Rolo” and “Shorty” who is a micro because he is short.  Basically an entire farm.

Most importantly I will always be there for your children with whatever they may need.  My favorite scripture verse is:

  “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper, plans to give you hope and a future.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jer. 29:11