Leanna A.

3rd Grade Teacher
Fern Elementary School

“Teaching is the most incredible profession in the world because everyday is a new adventure; you’ll never live the same day twice because children’s ideas and voices are at the forefront of learning. I love hearing children’s imaginations soar and their wonderings about the world around them.”

Darrin Chinen

2nd Grade Teacher
Queen Ka’ahumanu Elementary School

I love teaching because I want to make that positive difference in our keiki’s lives.

Nicole Heinlein

7/8th grade EL Coordinator and teacher
Iao Intermediate School

I became a teacher because I love learning and I love helping others!

Trisha Kodama

4th Grade Teacher
Fern Elementary School

Our future is in the hands of youngsters, my goal is help these young people find their WHY and make a difference. I want to leave the world a better place than how I came into it:)

Jason Lagpacan

3rd Grade Teacher
Pearl City Elementary School

The reason why I love teaching is because I have the opportunity to IMPACT my community. I–Impressions, Creating long-lasting IMPRESSIONS that will leave a positive imprint on others forever. M–Moments, Create MOMENTS that will forever change people’s lives. A–Appreciation, Show APPRECIATION to the people that brought you up regardless if they were good or bad to you. C–Care, show people that you CARE with the kindness of your heart. T–Teacher, Be the teacher that I need to be and not what I want to be for my students.

Caroline Lee

Library Media Specialist
Honouliuli Middle School

I became a teacher librarian because I truly believe that reading for joy and information media literacy skills can help our students strengthen their critical thinking, increase their compassion for others and discover hope for themselves.