Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

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Why I Became a Teacher

July 6, 2015
Jana Fukada (HI ’14)

Jana Fukada walks to accept her Milken Educator Award.

Jana’s experiences as a student—in particular what she learned from her many great teachers over the years—drew her to the teaching profession.

“As a young girl I always dreamed about becoming a teacher because my teachers were able to make learning so much fun. As I got older, school was not as easy for me but my teachers always took the time to help me understand what was being taught. My teachers fostered within me a desire to learn, challenge myself and explore. I wanted to share that same experience with others.” (Curriculum Coach at Mililani Uka Elementary School in Mililani, HI)

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