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Christine Enrico, a teacher at Kamehameha’s Nānākuli Preschool, is presented with makana by KS Director of Communications Kevin Imanaka as part of the statewide effort to mahalo teachers for their crucial work in uplifting the lāhui.

Staffers mahalo teachers with makana during Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8, 2018

Contributed by Kyle Galdeira

Members of KS leadership and staffers from throughout the organization kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week by presenting makana (gifts) to Kamehameha Schools kumu across the state.

KS teachers on our three campuses as well as staff and community education team members stationed at public and charter schools across the state were honored.

During a series of visits to preschool sites along the Wai‘anae Coast, which are operated or staffed by KS, young haumāna were thrilled to see their kumu being honored, as demonstrated by multiple rounds of applause and hugs, while remaining committed to their school work; one youngster said politely, “Uncle, you’re interrupting our story time!”

Kumu are encouraged to share their Teacher Appreciation Week stories, and both current and former students are invited to share favorite memories and lasting impacts made by teachers on their lives via KS’ social media channels (Facebook and Instagram @kamehamehaschools and Twitter @ksnews).

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