Welcome  to D4-B!


My name is Joana Sasaki, and I am so thrilled to be your child's teacher this year!  I am looking forward to creating a fun learning environment full of knowledge and enrichment.  I know how much you care about your child's education, and I will do everything I can to ensure a successful year!


Here's a little background about me....I was born and raised on Oahu.  I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Child Development from Chaminade University of Honolulu.  This will be my third year teaching first grade at Mililani Waena.  I have previously taught preschool and fifth grade.  I've been married to my husband, Jordan, for almost a year and we went on our first international trip to Japan for our honeymoon in March.  I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and collecting cute stationery items.


Communication between parent and teacher is an important key to a successful school year.  Please do not hesitate to contact me through these communication tools:

  • Message me via the Class Dojo app
  • write in your child's Mililani Waena planner
  • email me at joana_sasaki@notes.k12.hi.us
  • call me at 808-627-7300 ext. 266
I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you, as we begin the start of a wonderful school year! 



Mrs. Sasaki


These are a few of my favorite things:

Books: Harry Potter and Mo Willems

Color: Blue

Drink: McDonald's mocha frappe and diet pepsi

Food: I'm a picky eater, but I do love to eat chips and ramen!

Stores: Target & TJ Maxx