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We have developed a children’s social-emotional program focused on feelings aimed to provide young learners with the tools and understanding they need to navigate their emotions effectively. We are so excited to currently be offering this program in Hawaii and Indonesia, and look forward to expanding!

We need your help. Your donation will go toward expanding our programs to more schools and organizations.

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Meet Katrina Maxwell

Katrina Maxwell is a dedicated and experienced educator and speech-language pathologist with over 15 years of experience working with children from Pre-K through 12th grade. She has  crafted and implemented curricula focusing on social-emotional learning, language development, and specialized classroom programs throughout her career. Additionally, she has spearheaded continuing education initiatives for district administration, teachers, and parents, ensuring ongoing professional growth within the educational community.

Katrina was appointed to the legislative board for the California Speech and Language Hearing Association (CSHA), where she played a pivotal role in shaping policies that directly impact educators and students daily. Her contributions were not confined to the boardroom; she also served on the CSHA Early Intervention Task Force, championing issues affecting children from birth to age five.

Katrina fervently advocates for equitable access to education, firmly believing that all students deserve the necessary tools to thrive academically and personally. During her tenure, she collaborated with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation on the groundbreaking “Choose Children” campaign, dedicated to raising awareness of early educational programs and advocating for increased educational funding.

Drawing upon her wealth of experience, Katrina fosters inclusivity and language-social development for all students, focusing on neurodiverse learners. She continues to provide speech-language therapy while actively participating in panel discussions for leading corporations, such as Quizlet, where she emphasizes the importance of understanding neurodiversity and accommodating diverse learning styles.

Based in Hawai’i, Katrina remains deeply engaged in educational initiatives, both locally and internationally. She has previously led programs in  California, Fiji,  Belize, and Indonesia. Through her nonprofit organization, the Bagus Kid’s Foundation, she has designed and implemented a comprehensive social-emotional curriculum in Hawai’i’s public school system. 


Beyond her professional endeavors, Katrina is also an accomplished author, having published several chioldren’s books. She enjoys time with her friends, family, dogs and can be found surfing or hiking in her free time.

Katrina holds a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences from Loma Linda University.

“I’ve worked with Katrina closely for over 5 years. Katrina is an amazing speech therapist that cared about each one of our students providing group & individual speech therapy within preschool special day classes.”

-Lorie Carter, Special Education Educator ages 3-5

Meet Sasha Sivan

Sasha Sivan is a dedicated and experienced professional educator with a passion for inspiring and empowering students. With a background in education and a commitment to lifelong learning, Sasha brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom. 

Sasha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Chaminade University, Hawaii.  She also hold a Master’s degree in Learning, Design and Technology from University of Hawaii further enhancing her understanding of effective teaching strategies and curriculum development.

Throughout her career, Sasha has had the opportunity to work with students from diverse backgrounds and learning abilities. She believes in creating a positive and inclusive learning environment where every student feels valued and supported. Sasha is skilled in differentiating instruction to meet the individual needs of students, ensuring that each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

In addition to their teaching responsibilities, Sasha is also actively involved in professional development activities and stays updated on the latest trends and research in education. She is a lifelong learner herself and is always seeking new ways to enhance her teaching practices and engage students in meaningful learning experiences.

Sasha is known for her ability to foster a love of learning in students and to ignite their curiosity and passion for knowledge. She is dedicated to helping students develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a lifelong love for learning.

With her strong communication skills and ability to connect with students on a personal level, Sasha has earned a reputation as a highly effective educator. She is committed to creating a positive and nurturing classroom environment that promotes academic growth and personal development.

Outside of the classroom, Sasha enjoys hiking, surfing, and spending time with her friends. She believes in the importance of work-life balance and strive to model this for her students. Sasha Sivan is excited to continue making a difference in the lives of students and to inspire the next generation of learners.





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