Stories About Hawaii Educators
Watch and read stories about the life-changing impact of local teachers and professors.
Digital Media Teacher
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Former student of Mrs. Lori Fujimoto
Kapalama Elementary School
Former Student of Shareen Murayama
Kaiser High School
Former student of Ms. Alexandra (Armstrong) Taylor
Kailua Intermediate School
Yunji de Nies
Former student of Mr. Colin More
Honolulu Waldorf School
Tord “Harald” Ivarsson
2021 Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita HEA Scholarship Recipient
Kapiolani Community College
Former student of Mr. Edwin Ginoza
Maui High School
8th Grade Student
Maui Waena Intermediate School
Former student of Howard Higa
Kalakaua Intermediate School
Former student of Millie Murakami
Dole Middle School
We are honored to share these memories from our community about the impact of Hawaii educators on their students’ lives.
"Czeara welcomes constructive feedback, demonstrates genuine compassion towards others, and works collaboratively with her mentor teacher, her peers, and her professors."
Czeara Rae Santos
2021-22 Continuing College Students Scholarship Recipient
"Ms. Dorothy Aspinwall from the University of Hawaii was my FR 101 professor and later became my mentor. She encouraged me to study abroad, seek higher education and eventually become a French professor myself."
In honor of Dorothy Aspinwall
University of Hawaii
"Mr. Kawahara at Farrington High School helped me become the educator I am today. He cares about his students and he kept in touch with me after graduation, offering any advice when I needed it."
In honor of Marc Kawahara
Farrington High School
"Mr. Cox at Kapaa High School had a passion for teaching science and helped his students see the value in STEM. His passion led me to pursue my degree in chemistry education and become a licensed teacher."
In honor of James Cox
Kapaa High School