Stories About Hawaii Educators
Watch and read stories about the life-changing impact of local teachers and professors.
We are honored to share these memories from our community about the impact of Hawaii educators on their students’ lives.
"Dr. Donald W. Klopf was my speech professor and debate coach at University of Hawaii at Manoa who inspired my interest in those subjects. This interest led me to become a college speech teacher and a lawyer in California."
In honor of Dr. Donald W. Klopf
University of Hawaii at Manoa
"Joann Mastin at Farrington High School was my news writing teacher and told me, “Everyone has a story.” She encouraged me to get out of my shell, talk to people, and find my voice through my writing."
In honor of Joann Mastin
Farrington High School
"Though I saw priesthood in my future, I only started looking into the steps of getting there when Mrs. Mildred Liu at Roosevelt High School assigned a “Surveying My Career” paper, putting me on the right path."
In honor of Mildred Liu
Roosevelt High School
"My father, Dr. D. Elmo Hardy, was a Professor of Entomology at the University of Hawaii. His love for nature and insects radiated to me and his students, passing on a lifelong desire to learn more about the world."
In honor of Dr. D. Elmo Hardy
University of Hawaii