The University of Hawaiʻi launched a new “Be a Hero. Be a Teacher.” campaign aimed at addressing Hawaiʻiʻs teacher shortage.
The voice of the campaign was provided by Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Kula Kiʻekiʻe (High School) Dean of Studies Dr. Clint Anderson, through a slam poetry performance of a poem he wrote. Anderson himself is an alumnus of the UH Hilo School of Education.
Through “Be a Hero. Be a Teacher.”, UH encourages high school and college students, as well as working professionals, to consider the importance and benefits of the teaching profession. See more at www.beaherobeateacher.com.
This work aligns critically with KS SP2020 goal two, recognizing the critical role that a highly qualified and dedicated workforce is towards an improved educational system. KS has been a tireless supporter and advocate of credentialing our own kumu and teachers across the state through the National Board Certified Teacher program.
February 22, 2016
The educators earned certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified teachers at KS to 73!
February 26, 2015
Eleven KS educators achieved certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, bringing the number of certified teachers at KS to 67 – more than any other private school system in the nation!