I have taught Japanese for 38 years at Iolani School, a private school in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the past, I have served as the Foreign Language Department Head and, at present, I am the Japanese Language Division Head of six teachers. My other role in school is that of a Mentor Program Coordinator for which I am responsible to match new teachers to the Upper School (gr. 7-12) with a veteran teacher, and head in-house professional development for joint meetings between these members.
I believe in interactive fun activities and games to keep students constantly engaged in their learning. I use the eclectic style of teaching and have about six different activities in a 41-minute period.
Ernelle Young Teaching Award, 2010, Iolani School Three Sabbatical Awards, Spring 1992, Spring 2005, Spring 2012.
University of Hawaii, College of Education, Bachelors of Arts, 1973 University of Hawaii, College of Ed., Professional Diploma, 1974 University of Hawaii, College of Ed., Masters in Education, 1977
Editor, MEMOIRS OF A CERTAIN NISEI, Thomas Higa, 1988 Author, MENTORING FOR SUCCESS, Nurturing from Within, 2012
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