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.
"Mrs. Lianne Voss took a chance with me, letting a sophomore in a wheelchair join the Moanalua High School newspaper. With her encouragement, I went on to make my dream of becoming a journalist a reality."
In honor of Lianne Voss
Moanalua High School
"My counselor at Roosevelt High School, Dora Becker, always made me feel like she believed in me. Her faith in me helped me get into UH, where I reached my potential with much better grades than in high school."
In honor of Dora Becker
Roosevelt High School
"I took only one class from Paul "Doc" Berry at Punahou, but I’ll never forget how he motivated me to do better and think better at a time in my life when others had given up on me. Thanks, Doc, for challenging me."
In honor of Paul "Doc" Berry
"I had watched Mr. Hugh Yoshida’s football teams growing up, so I was in awe to be in his P.E. class at Leilehua High School. With his support, I tried out for the football team and made it, even with no experience."
In honor of Hugh Yoshida
Leilehua High School