Mission

Our Mission Statement


The mission statement of the HSTA is to:
  • Support and enhance the professional roles of teachers;
  • Advocate teachers’ interests;
  • Collaborate with all segments of the community to assure quality public education for Hawaii’s youth; and
  • Promote human and civil rights to support and nurture diversity in our multi-faceted community.

Our Core Values


As an organization, the Hawaii State Teachers Association values:
Professionalism
      Enhance and support the art and science of teaching by licensed teachers;
Integrity
      Uphold high standards of truth and ethics;
Proactivity
      Promote innovative ideas and initiate solutions to shape the future;
Advocacy
      Promote quality public education for all students and teachers;
Collaboration
      Work inclusively with stakeholders toward quality public education by seeking and       considering diverse points of view; and
Democracy
      Ensure a society that fosters free and equitable quality public education which       sustains democracy.