Veteran teachers statewide would receive salary increases by moving up anywhere from one to five steps, gaining millions of dollars worth of salary increases if lawmakers approve a proposal from the state schools superintendent.
Each year, a winner is chosen based on his or her ability to demonstrate leadership, dedication and passion in five categories: scholarship, teaching, advocacy, community, and youth.
Read specific questions about hard-to-staff, special education and Hawaiian language immersion differentials.
Our selection committee, headed by your elected state leaders, were so impressed by the entries that they couldn't pick just one.
The rally, attended by students, teachers, and parents, was organized by Jahstyce Ahulau, a 14-year-old Campbell High School freshman who founded the group Fighting for Our Future, a student-led and driven committee to advocate for higher teacher pay.