Nanakuli Elementary Teacher Awarded Hawaii Milken Teacher of Promise Award

Peter Kai Mana Nakoa of Nanakuli Elementary school was surprised on March 2, 2017 during the school's morning assembly.  He was awarded the Milken Teacher of Promise Award in front of the entire school's students and staff.
For 30 years, the Milken Educator Awards, an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation, have rewarded and inspired excellence in the world of education by honoring top educators around the country with $25,000 unrestricted awards. Not an accolade for “lifetime achievement” or the proverbial gold watch at the exit door, the Milken Educator Awards targets early-to-mid career education professionals for their already impressive achievements and, more significantly, for the promise of what they will accomplish in the future.
In photo (from left to right): Cary Miyashiro, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union; Ann Mahi, Complex Area Superintendent for Nanakuli/Waianae; Peter Kai Mana Nakoa, Hawaiian Language Immersion Program Teacher at Nanakuli Elementary; Lisa Ann Higa, Principal of Nanakuli Elementary; Francine Fernandez, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union Source: Milken Educator Awards Website