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Advisors of IMPACT


Dr. Evan Beachy is a graduate of Kahalu`u Elementary, Punahou School and Harvard University where he earned his BA in Anthropology and a Teaching Credential from the Graduate School of Education. In addition, he completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at UCLA in 2005. Evan has taught in all K-12 divisions as well as in public, private, and international schools. He has taught at the post-graduate levels at both USC’s Rossier School of Education and UCLA’s School of Architecture and Urban Design. Evan has worked in Middle School Director, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Curriculum, and Director of Innovation positions. He has published work on the transition from elementary to middle school, and presented at several national conferences including NAIS, OESIS, AMLE, EdSurge, and The LA Teacherʻs Lounge. He is currently a Senior Education Consultant at Kamehameha Schools Strategy & Transformation division, working on projects related to innovation in education.

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Josh Reppun graduated from Punahou School in 1976 and has enjoyed careers as a chef, hotel manager and high school teacher. He currently works at the Apple Store and spends his off hours developing educational conversations focused on 21st Century essential skills. He is the Founder of @MLTSinHawaii, the Executive Producer/Host of the What School Could Be in Hawaiʻi podcast and founder of Josh Reppun Productions.



Steve Smith is the founder of Ka’ana Solutions, a non-profit education-focused technology services company that empowers the innovative usage of technology in schools while providing internships for students to learn about IT services and entrepreneurship. Previously he led the Technical Services organization for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and prior to that was Executive Director of Technology at Gilbert Public Schools. He has also worked in the classroom as a middle-school science teacher, where he started an after school digital media club, directed a regional robotics competition, and was honored as outstanding first-year teacher. He began his career with Andersen Consulting, as a systems engineer serving customers in the retail, manufacturing and financial services industries. Steve graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and from Purdue University with a Masters degree in Learning Design and Technology.

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