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Centennial Events

Special programs during our Centennial Anniversary.

Scholarships Available

We support professional development and students pursuing education degrees.

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

Support HEA When You Shop for Groceries

 

Make a donation to our organization at any Foodland or Sack N Save during the month of September 2022, and Foodland will make a matching donation too through the Give Aloha program!

 

Our organization code is 77193. Mahalo for your support!

 

#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
Kevin Matsunaga

Kevin Matsunaga

It can’t just be about the deadline. It can’t just be about the letter grade. I’m talking about investing in students.

Digital Media Teacher

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

Jessica Pagtulingan

Jessica Pagtulingan

Mrs. Lori Fujimoto was able to see me and my classmates for who we were, and she encouraged each and every one of us to be better.

Former student of Mrs. Lori Fujimoto

Kapalama Elementary School

Nicole Tam

Nicole Tam

Ms. Murayama pushed me to challenge myself and take an advanced English course even though it was out of my comfort zone because English is my second language.

Former Student of Shareen Murayama

Kaiser High School

Natanya Friedheim

Natanya Friedheim

Ms. Alexandra (Armstrong) Taylor made the classroom into an inviting space for learning. You just wanted to be there.

Former student of Ms. Alexandra (Armstrong) Taylor

Kailua Intermediate School

 

Scholarships for Current and Future Teachers

HEA has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships over the 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.


1

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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2

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.

GIVE NOW

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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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.

What’s New

2021-2022 TAAC Awards

2021-2022 TAAC Awards

Educator Connection Q1 Newsletter Now Available

Educator Connection Q1 Newsletter Now Available

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