Stacy Ann Kealohalani Ferreira was born and raised in Mililani and graduated from Star of the Sea High School and currently calls Hawaiʻi Kai home. Stacy enjoy spending time with her three daughters, one-year old moʻopuna, family and friends. She loves classic cars and going on exotic river cruises throughout Europe. She is a graduate of Leeward Community College and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a BA in Communications and an M.Ed in Education.
She began her career in education at Leeward Community College where she spent over a decade leading the campus distance education efforts. It was through her campus-wide, UHCC system and community partnership work in the area of distance education that Stacy was able to hone her strategic and operational planning and implementation knowledge and skills. Being that distance education was new and novel in the post-high environment, Stacy was able to tap into what she considers some of her core competencies, innovation and systems thinking and risk tasking. During her time at LCC she was able to carve out new opportunities for teaching and learning and create improved student and academic supports.
Stacy started at KS in 2006 in the Extension Educational Services Division where she spent nine years serving in various roles which included Project Manager, Department Director and Division Director. During her time in EES she helped to propel many innovative community education initiatives forward that are serving as proof points for Kamehameha Schools new Strategic Plan. She has led and championed instructional coherence efforts which have resulted in greater internal integration and collaboration, established systems of support for the development, monitoring and assessment of rigorous curriculum and professional development for Community Education Administrators, Kumu and Counselors.
In 2015, she transitioned over to Kamehameha Schools new Strategy & Innovation Division as an Executive Strategy Consultant. Her portfolio of work focuses on designing and incubating KS and statewide educational innovations and building strategic community partnerships that will help Native Hawaiian learners achieve greater post-secondary educational success, enabling good life and career choices. Stacy’s work efforts are targeted in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, workforce and economic development, alternative education, post-secondary success and college & career pathways.