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Winter 2009

Once upon a time ‘Iolani teachers were not teachers just yet. They were children and teenagers like the ones they now instruct. Find out which childhood books inspired our teachers.
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Winter 2009 - Department | Faculty & Staff File

Faculty & Staff File

Accomplishments & Accolades

Math teacher David Masunaga ’75 was one of four educators nationwide elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The three directors are college professors.
Congratulations to the following teachers who received sabbatical awards from ‘Iolani for the 2009-10 school year:
In spring 2010, kindergarten language arts teacher Boni Gravelle will go on sabbatical for a number of projects such as publishing her poem “Hawaii: A Poem for the Children” and her fire safety song. She also plans on developing workbooks for writing, grammar and inventive spelling.
Dr. Mark Lindsay has been awarded a sabbatical for spring 2010 to further his research of teaching physics and robotics, traveling beyond Hawaii to work with professors at Colorado State University.
Lower School computer teacher Dalton Sue will study and review software programs for schools by attending conferences and webinars during the spring 2010 semester. He will also attend the MacWorld Conference to discover new ways to integrate Mac programs with classroom curriculum. 

Personal Notes  

Congratulations to science teacher Katherine Takazawa on the birth of her second child, a daughter Alexi, on November 9.

The Halloween spirit was almost as strong as their ‘Iolani spirit. Members of ‘Iolani’s business office dressed as devils with Director of Finance Glenn Ching donning a white gown, wings and a halo. Left to right, Sherry Uyehara, Rene Totoki-Enomoto, Joilene Toyama-St. Sure, Michelle Sugihara, Glenn Ching, Carol Hirashima, Melanie Kimura, Vivian Todo and Wei Yonamine.