Who We Are


Mrs. Lynne Cegler, School Counselor

I started my teaching career in 1986 as a counselor at Ma'ili Elementary School. I then transferred to Waipahu Elementary School in 1989. After ten years at Waipahu, I happily joined the Waiau Ohana in 1999.


As part of Waiau's resource team, I help students get along with others and to be caring and confident learners. As a counselor, I provide a variety of services to the children, parents, teachers, and staff of the school. These services include: Individual Counseling, Small Group Counseling, Class Guidance Lessons, and Teacher / Parent Consultation. I also can be found having "lunch bunch" with many students.
Along with the rest of the Waiau staff, I provide the guidance, encouragement and support necessary to ensure every student’s success both academically and personally.


Favorite Food: French Fries

Favorite Book: Sometimes I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis

Favorites Quote:  “Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much”

Three Wishes: 

1. I'd like peace, health and happiness for everyone

2. I want everyone to care about each other and get along

3. I'd like to eat anything without gaining weight!



 Mrs. Shari Ito, PSAP

I am part of Waiau Elementary's Counseling Team. My first experience working with students started in 1979 at Pohukaina School which is located in the Kakaako area. I worked with disabled and special needs students. My career journey has been in accounting, medicine and education. My passion is working with people - students, parents, teachers and helping others. I've been here at Waiau since 2001 as Waiau's PSAP (Primary School Adjustment Program) Assistant and Liaison.


Favorite Food: Any kind of pasta

Favorite Book: Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss

Three Wishes: 

1. I want a pot bellied pig

2. I'd like to go camping all the time

3. I'd like to live in a large castle!



Mr. David Nakamura, School Based Behavioral Health

 As a School Based Behavioral Health Specialist, I provide positive behavioral support to students at various schools in the Pearl City Complex, under the umbrella of DOE’s Comprehensive Student Support Services.




Lynne Cegler, Counselor
Shari Ito, Primary School Adjustment
David Nakamura, School Based Behavioral Health