Keala Nunuha Named a Complex Area Teacher of the Year 2021

Keala Nunuha, Nānāikapono Elementary, Nānākuli-Waiʻanae Complex Hawaii DOE 2021 State Teacher of the Year

Keala Nunuha: “I want to impact students the same way my elementary teachers impacted me. There is no greater way to show my gratitude for them and their work but to show how much I am #PublicSchoolProud by continuing to educate the children of Nanaikapono Elementary School.”

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will celebrate its 15 Complex Area Teachers of the Year and the Charter School Teacher of the Year in a virtual ceremony Friday. During the event, one outstanding educator will be named HIDOE’s 2021 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year and will go on to represent Hawai‘i in the National Teacher of the Year Program. The winner will also receive awards by Servco Pacific and Hawaiian Electric Co.

What: 2021 State Teacher of the Year Virtual Award Ceremony
Where: Hawaii State Department of Education Facebook Live
When: Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at 3 p.m

SA: ‘Affordable rentals for Hawaiians to rise in Moiliili’

By Andrew Gomes, 10/5/20

A 23-story apartment tower is slated to rise on the former Stadium Bowl-O-Drome site in Moiliili, providing affordable rentals for 277 Native Hawaiian households.

The plan was recently selected by the state Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands, which owns the 1.9-acre site at 820 Isenberg St. and last year solicited proposals from private developers to produce what would be the agency’s first high-rise rental housing project serving beneficiaries.

DHHL determined that a partnership between local homebuilder Stanford Carr Development and contractor Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. offered the best plan over four other competing proposals.  Continue reading