Teachers Helping Teachers

November 1, 2014

Neighbor Island Outreach

When Kapolei High School teacher, Joan Kamila Lewis, heard that Hawaii Island’s Pahoa Elementary School needed slippers and clothing for some of their students, she put the word out to her faculty and students in the Hoola Leadership Academy and within a day had boxes of donations.  Pictured above left to right:  Teachers Gayle Enriquez, Joan Kamila Lewis, and Debra Borges.

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October 24, 2014

Teachers Helping Teachers - Maui and Lanai

As school doors opened this year, teachers on the island of Lanai scrambled.  Lanai classrooms were without the bare minimum supplies and curriculum materials needed to teach their students.  As a result, teachers were tasked with finding ways to find the resources needed. 

Colleagues on Maui heard about their plight and gathered materials and supplies that were donated during Teacher Institute Day.  Lanai teachers took back boxes of supplies donated by their colleagues.

From the MAUI NEWS

On behalf of the HSTA Lanai Chapter teachers, we would like to thank all
the Maui teachers who contributed school supplies during the Maui/Lanai
Teacher Institute Day. Your willingness to give will continue to help
strengthen our goals in providing quality education for all students
here at Lanai High & Elementary School.

Romeo Eleno
(Teacher) Lanai City


How You Can Support a Local Classroom!

SupportMyClass.org is an online community dedicated to helping Hawaii’s public school teachers fund creative classroom needs that further the educational experience for local students.

How it works
A teacher can post a wish list of items they need on SupportMyClass.org. Friends, family or anyone who would like to support the project teacher can donate. When the goal is met, the requested items are purchased and sent directly to the school.

Requests range from rulers for a geometry class, to music stands for a school recital, to safety goggles for a biology class and computer thumb drives.

After items have been purchased and are in use in the classroom, teachers and students are encouraged to post updates so that supporters can follow along and see the great job our teachers and students are doing.

Take a look at the wish lists that need your help and make a donation today. Anything, from as little as a dollar, will make a difference. We encourage families, aunties, uncles, cousins, friends and businesses to support Hawaii’s classrooms and to follow along with the students as they progress.