Ambassadors

Ambassadors

Leanna Agcaoili
3rd Grade Teacher at 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 at 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 at Iao Intermediate School

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

Trisha Kodama
4th Grade Teacher at Ali'iolani 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 at 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 at 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.

Zachary Morita
6th-8th grade/Music Educator at Niu Valley Middle School

I love teaching because I’m constantly inspired by passionate learners – young and experienced – who I have the privilege of working alongside on life-impacting projects.

Daphne Okunaga
International Business & Design Academy Lead Teacher at Pearl City High School

I became a teacher to work with amazing students to see the real life impact of mathematics – -mathematics is for ALL!

Jordan Ota
4th Grade Teacher at Ewa Beach Elementary

I love building a community of learners and growing with my students every day. I am grateful for all the students I work with because they teach and inspire me.

Keke Powell
5th Grade Teacher at Kanoelani Elementary School

I love teaching because it really challenges myself to get out of my comfort zone to try new things. I don’t mind failing in front of my students because it shoes that I am trying my best everyday!

Donna Soriano
Virtual STEM Teacher at Waianae Elementary School

I chose to become a teacher because I believe in the power of knowledge to transform lives and change situations for the better. Next to parents, I feel that teachers are the most important foundational element in our society.

Jenn Yamaguchi
4th Grade Teacher at Pearl City Highlands Elementary

I love building a community of learners and growing with my students every day. I am grateful for all the students I work with because they teach and inspire me.