Founding President, Hoʻāla Foundation for Education

Nancy Barry is the founding president of Hoʻāla Foundation for Education which trains teachers in the Awakening Wisdom program, a social and emotional curriculum that transforms school culture.  She also serves on the board of Hoʻokākoʻo Corporation. Nancy received her teacher certification through the University of Hawaiʻi and studied at Regis College in Weston, Mass., where she earned a B.A. in government; Harvard University; and University of Paris, Sorbonne. A school leader and educator, Nancy taught for 18 years at La Pietra – Hawaiʻi School for Girls and was the Head of School at Ho`āla School in Wahiawa. Her leadership experience also includes work with Straub Foundation, Mid-Pacific Institute and Ronald McDonald House. Nancy counsels non-profits with SCORE, raised grant funds for Kalaupapa Arts and Crafts Center and was a Malama Honua crew member with Polynesian Voyaging Society.