I am Mr. Niko Health and Science Teacher.
Health is very important to me as nine years ago I found myself extremely unhealthy weighing 250 pounds, pre diabetic, high risk of cancer, high blood presure, etc. Not wanting to depend on pharmaceutical drugs that have severe side effects I turned to nutrition and physical activity.
Losing 55 pounds through extreme vigorous exercise I found myself hitting a wall and a plateau in my results. Fortunately I found my beautiful wife who is a Family Nurse Practitioner and she taught me how to eat. Adding more whole plant based foods and eliminating animal products in my diet I lost an additional 35 pounds in half the time while exercising less. By changing the way I eat not only have I maintained my health, but also I am getting healthier and stronger each year. Not only do I feel happier, I have eliminated all my health issues.
Although Maui is not my birthplace, Maui is my home. My wife and I love our island and committed to her health and safety. You can find me around the island having fun while surfing, paddling, yoga, pilates, football (soccer), basketball, tennis, capoeira, and hiking. I enjoy learning about nature and various cultures. I especially enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture, as there are several similarities to my indigenous heritage.
I am very happy to be teaching at Kihei Charter School and looking forward to seeing you around our school and the community.
Appreciation (No Put Downs)
Phones off and Put Away
Keep Room Clean
Backpacks in Backpack Zone
Grades will be calculated as follows:
20% 21st Century Skills
First two weeks Virtual Day Code