Angela Grey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Speech, at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She also received her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the U of H, with the help of the over $100,000 in scholarship money she earned, after competing for 3 years within the Miss America Scholarship Organization. After moving to California in 2006, she earned her Clear California Multiple‐Subject Credential from Azusa Pacific University, and is able to teach all subjects from Kindergarten to adult in a self‐contained classroom. As Miss Hawai’i 2000 and Miss America 2001, Angela traveled 20,000 miles a month around the country to over 40 states and spoke at hundreds of schools and state legislatures, including several appearances at the White House, the Pentagon, and on Capitol Hill, promoting her platform, “Character in the Classroom: Teaching Values, Valuing Teachers.”
She taught as a K‐3 PE teacher, is a former basketball, volleyball, & cross country coach, Athletic Director, and has worked in public and private schools both in Hawaii and California in grades K‐12. In 2014, she became a published author for the faith‐based inspirational memoir, “Amazing Win, Amazing Loss: Miss America Living Happily, Even After.” As the eighth of ten children, Angela was educated in Catholic schools, she and all her siblings and her graduated from college. She arrived at St. Anthony of Padua in 2014 as the junior high English teacher and Vice Principal. Angela is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Tini and has four children. She is expecting her fifth child in summer of 2016, and is thrilled to be a part of Catholic Education in a leadership position.