About us

The Friends of Koko Head Elementary School(Friends) is a non-profit educational service corporation established in 1954. As the Parent/Teacher Organization for Koko Head, Friends’ mission is to support teachers and staff as they educate the next generation of scholars, leaders, and global citizens.

School Year 2019-20 Board Members

President: Michelle Schall

Michelle Schall is the mother of Malia Torres (second grade). Born in Washington D.C., Michelle moved to the islands with her family in 1986. Having lived in hotels much of her childhood, she naturally worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Michelle appreciates everyone’s support in her new role as President of Friends. She also serves as the school’s coordinator for Box Tops for Education.


Vice-President: Jen Broomell

Originally from the Seattle area, Jen Broomell is a mom to two awesome sons: Tyler (third grade) and Wylan (first grade). She and her family moved to Oahu two years ago from Italy (where her boys were born). Not only is she a former flight attendant & military wife, she is also Koko Head Elementary’s resident sidewalk painter, lunch clerk, library and classroom helper, and Cobra costume liaison. She is super excited to be VP of Friends!


Secretary: Maggie Hong

Maggie Hong supports public education and is happy to volunteer her time to help her children access resources and programs
that would help them flourish here in Oahu. Originally from Canada, she has also lived in Hong Kong, Utah, California, Seattle but considers Hawaii her home. She and her husband have two delightful daughters at Koko Head and a fabulous son at Niu Valley.


Treasurer: Anne Wood

Anne Wood is a proud mom of two Jackson (Alumni) and Addison. Originally from Michigan, Anne has lived on Oahu for over 20 years and works for Tabora Gallery. She is committed to continuing the efforts of those before her, providing our children with opportunities to succeed.


Webmaster: Jason Ching

Jason Ching is the father of a Koko Head graduate and a current Koko Head student. Having been actively involved on the Board as President with the Friends of Koko Head for the last seven years, he is thrilled to help usher in a new generation of leadership. He enjoys helping around the school wherever he can!

Friends of Koko Head Elementary School
189 Lunalilo Home Road
Honolulu, HI 96825
(808) 397-5811