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.
"Ms. Bev Keever at UH Manoa taught me the importance of writing accuracy in journalism. Years after graduating, she tracked me down to suggest I apply for a job in Kona. I got the job and found my husband there. I sometimes wonder what life would be like if she hadn’t called and encouraged me to throw caution to the wind and go for it."
In honor of Bev Keever
"Ms. Doi from Waimea High School inspired me to become a teacher. She had great relationships with her students. She taught me to “connect with your students, know your content and be humble.” This is how I remember Ms. Doi."
In honor of Ruby Doi
Waimea High School
"I would not be where I am today in my professional career without the dedicated and patient support from the educators at Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii College of Engineering. I am extremely grateful to both educational institutions."
In honor of the educators at Kamehameha Schools
and the University of Hawaii College of Engineering
"Kaimuki High School band director Mr. Brian Mizuguchi turned a spiritless group of kids into the second best high school band in the state. His impartiality, integrity and equity inspired me to practice harder than I had ever done before."
In honor of Brian Mizuguchi
Kaimuki High School