Hawaiian Culture, History, Art, Crafts, Drama, Literature
My teaching style strives to incorporate multi-faceted lessons. I start with a learning standard and then extend and enhance it with drama, dance, and hands-on crafts. I see a single lesson as a collection of learning desserts. My presentation is an invitation. If not all, then hopefully at least one of the "learning desserts" will delight and inspire.
Honorable Discharge--U.S. Navy 1970
Kamehameha School; B.A.--St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM (History of Science)
I am Native Hawaiian, raised in the sugar plantation town of Aiea, on the island of Oahu. I spent four years in the Navy and returned home in 1970. My entry into elementary education occurred in the year 2000, when I trained and was hired as a Kupuna--a Hawaiian culture "elder-in-the-classroom" teacher. Today, I am a long-term substitute teacher who has taught K-6 for twelve years.