Celebrating the Profession: Kailua teacher selects former student for scholarship

Chad Miller

Hawaii state teacher of the year Chad Miller was recognized for his achievement by the University of Phoenix and given the opportunity to select a Hono­lulu resident to receive a full-tuition scholarship.

Miller, as one of 54 educators across the country selected by the Council of Chief State School Officers as a 2012 teacher of the year, chose his former student Kimiko Yashiki (Kailua High School 2009) for the University of Phoenix scholarship.

The University of Phoenix provided each state’s teacher of the year the opportunity to choose someone for a full-tuition scholarship. The “Teach It Forward” scholarship program was created by the University of Phoenix in 2009.

Miller is an Honors English teacher at Kailua High School.

Yashiki is earning a Bachelor of Science in business with a concentration in small-business management and entrepreneurship at the University of Phoenix Hawaii campus.