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.
"She is a leader of innovation and aloha."
Lori Ann Koyama
Lahaina Intermerdiate School
2021-22 Ronald K. Toma Professional Development Scholarship Recipient
"Ever since I have known Mrs. Handley, she has demonstrated tremendous leadership, commitment, and a positive attitude to serving students and our families."
Lehua Elementary School
2021-22 In-service Public School Educator Scholarship Recipient
"I don’t know what Mrs. Florence Lang at Palisades Elementary School saw in my work, but she forever changed my life when she shared my third-grade short story with a locally produced children’s program."
In honor of Florence Lang
Palisades Elementary School
"Professor Randy Hirokawa at the University of Hawaii at Hilo took me under his wing when I was lost. He helped me research graduate schools and pick my classes. He’s the reason I’m pursuing my Masters in Communication."
In honor of Randy Hirokawa
University of Hawaii at Hilo