Yunji de Nies

Former student of Mr. Colin More

Honolulu Waldorf School

#MyAwesomeTeacher

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Share your story with us! Our teachers are a great source of encouragement, inspiration and positive life transformations. Many of us have had a teacher who has made a major impact on our lives or helped us to simply do better.

HEA wants to showcase testimonials about amazing teachers to highlight the importance of our local educators. These stories will be featured throughout our website, newsletter and social media in 2021 as part of HEA’s 100th anniversary celebration.

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JoAnn Oshiro

JoAnn Oshiro

I just enjoy making connection with students. I think that was the same with Mr. Ginoza and maybe he modeled that for me in my career.

Former student of Mr. Edwin Ginoza

Maui High School

Tord “Harald” Ivarsson

Tord “Harald” Ivarsson

I had a vision of what a teacher can create in the classroom. Having children explore skills within themselves, I think that’s inspiring.

2021 Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita HEA Scholarship Recipient

Kapiolani Community College

Pascal “Kawehi” Cabuzel

Pascal “Kawehi” Cabuzel

I'm very grateful for this scholarship knowing that others are very deserving too. I hope to fulfill that role to give back to Hawaii in some way.

2021-22 Graduating High School Seniors Scholarship Recipient

Hawaii Preparatory Academy