Teachers Shaping

Hawaii’s Future

Today

We are educators striving to improve education in Hawaii.

Since 1921, the Hawaii Education Association (HEA) has brought together teachers, professors, school administrators and supporters to spark improvements in education for all educators and students statewide.

Today, we are devoted to stimulating innovation in education and providing professional development so that Hawaii’s teachers can be the best that they can be. We promote the joy and passion of the teaching profession, and we inspire and support those who desire to achieve excellence in the career of education.

 

WHO WE ARE

#MyAwesomeTeacher

SUBMIT YOUR STORY

Share your story with us! Our teachers are a great source of encouragement, inspiration and positive life transformations. Many of us have had a teacher who has made a major impact on our lives or helped us to simply do better.

HEA wants to showcase testimonials about amazing teachers to highlight the importance of our local educators. These stories will be featured throughout our website, newsletter and social media in 2021 as part of HEA’s 100th anniversary celebration.

SUBMIT YOUR STORY

Yunji de Nies

Former student of Mr. Colin More

Honolulu Waldorf School

Natanya Friedheim

Former student of Ms. Alexandra (Armstrong) Taylor

Kailua Intermediate School

Nicole Tam

Former Student of Shareen Murayama

Kaiser High School

Jessica Pagtulingan

Former student of Mrs. Lori Fujimoto

Kapalama Elementary School

 

Scholarships for Current and Future Teachers

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 14, 2021

HEA has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships over the past 20 years. We offer many types of scholarships to assist public school teachers, student teachers, college students, and graduating high school seniors with professional development, Hawaii State Department of Education licensing or certification, preparing for a student teaching semester, and undergraduate and graduate college degrees.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Show Your Support for Excellent Teachers & Education in Hawaii

Your support directly enables HEA to fund, connect, mentor and inspire current and future Hawaii teachers to be the best that they can be and makes an impact on education.


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Give in Honor of a Teacher

If a teacher or professor had a profound impact on you, on your child, or on someone you love, we invite you to make a gift in honor of that educator as a way to share your gratitude.

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Support the Future of Teaching

HEA funds programs and scholarships statewide. A gift to our Annual Fund or to a particular scholarship or program supports Hawaii’s current and future educators.

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3

Explore Estate and Planned Gifts

A thoughtful estate plan can enable you to minimize estate taxes, take care of your loved ones, and make a significant impact through HEA, all at the same time.

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Planned Giving Seminars

Join us for an upcoming Planned Giving Seminar, hosted by one of our trusted financial service providers. Plan ahead today to ensure that your financial and philanthropic goals will be met.

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Upcoming Events

Charitable Giving Options for the Hawaii Education Association

07/15/21

Presented by Occidental Underwriters & Pacific Financial Group
Find out how leaving a legacy can help you support Hawaii's teachers and the future of education, create income tax and estate tax benefits, and take care of your beneficiaries.

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Enhance Your Charitable Legacy Using Life Insurance

09/08/21

Presented by Equitable Advisors
Explore how you can leverage your charitable donations to benefit Hawaii's teachers and the future of education, and the important role life insurance can play in creating a successful charitable plan.

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Charity Starts at Home: Planning Strategies for Charitable Clients

10/7/21

Presented by Raymond James
Learn more about how you can start your charitable planning to benefit Hawaii's teachers and the future of education, and discover the estate planning techniques that will work best for you.

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Become an HEA Member

Membership in HEA is open to all active and retired Hawaii educators, all students interested in a career in education, and all friends and supporters of the cause of education.

Through HEA, thousands of teachers from diverse educational institutions — and representing all teaching levels from early childhood through college — come together to find fellowship and resources for professional excellence.

Apply for membership to become part of our community of dedicated educators and education innovators.

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Our Partners

HEA works with and supports a number of educational organizations and nonprofit groups that share our commitment to excellence in education and the profession of teaching.

Hawaii State Teachers Association - Retired (HSTA-Retired)

The Hawaii State Teachers Association - Retired (HSTA-Retired) was established by the HSTA and partners with HEA to provide scholarships to in-service educators who are HSTA members with baccalaureate degrees.

Education Institute of Hawaii (EIH)

The Education Institute of Hawaii (EIH) is an education think tank focused on school empowerment and fiscal transparency.

The Hawaii Foundation for Educators (HFE)

The Hawaii Foundation for Educators (HFE) builds robust professional development and training opportunities for teachers to develop their practice in the classroom. This effort is an integral part of the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) initiative to combat Hawaii’s teacher shortage.

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