HEA office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 coronavirus

and will remain closed until further notice.

HEA is interested in hearing from active and retired educators from all grade levels (preschool through college) about the opportunities, challenges and needs that educators face today and into the future.  All islands are invited to participate.

If interested, please sign-up and submit form. 


Thank you!

online Focus Group

Participants Needed!

Starting on February 2nd

2021 Board of Directors Elections

HEA Scholarship Recipient

Follow-Up Questionnaire

BEd in Elementary Education Hawaiian Language

Immersion Program

If interested, click below


EDEF Summer Global Educational Leaders Program


As we face the challenge of Covid-19 globally, we would like to continuously support and develop classroom teachers in Hawaii, US, and Asian Pacific Region so that we can lead and educate the world effectively. Our first cohort will focus on teachers (both in-service and pre-service) of English. We would like to develop the program with teachers' feedback and based on teachers' needs and preferences.

Here is a survey. Please complete it ASAP and you are welcome to share and invite your colleagues to provide feedback as well.


Survey link: https://forms.gle/2EfkJ7YwwUDYZztH7 


Thank you very much for your help and valuable input! 


Wish you good health and peace.



Dr. Xu Di

Professor & Dept. Chair

Educational Foundations

College of Education

University of Hawai‘i– Mānoa

Wist Hall, Room 113

1776 University Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96822

Zoom Link: https://coehawaii.zoom.us/j/390920035

Phone: 808-956-0480

              Leave a Lasting Legacy!

                                Please remember HEA in your

                                       Will or Estate planning

  • High school seniors

  • Continuing college students

  • In-service public  educators

  • Ronald K. Toma professional development for in-service educators

  • Student teachers sponsored by the Helen MacKay Memorial

  • College students by Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita HEA Scholarship

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About HEA

The story behind our association

The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) 

HEA has an illustrious beginning. It was founded in 1921 to represent the educational community to the Territorial Legislature. Statehood in 1959, brought the importance of HEA to the forefront, becoming the “voice” of educators” by representing the welfare of all educators at the Legislature. In 1970-71, HEA was instrumental in establishing three educational collective bargaining units that are still in existence. This, however, altered the direct influence and impact HEA would have on Hawaii’s educational community.

Demographics and needs of the educational community have changed; however, HEA continues to support its vision of affirming the professionalism of Hawaii’s educators. In 1994, HEA acquired 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to continue their support for excellence in education. Throughout HEA’s history, loyal and committed members have supported the organization through generous annual donations to support Teaching As A Career (TAAC), scholarships for pre-service education and active teachers, and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (ExTL) initiatives. 

If you're talented and looking for volunteering, contact us here:

Hawaii Education Association

1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C

Honolulu, HI  96826

            Telephone: (808) 949-6657

            Toll-free:     (866) 653-9372        

            Fax:            (808) 944-2032


    1953 S. Beretania St., Suite 5C, Honolulu, HI 96826


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