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Cheryl Shintani (HI '92)


At the time of the Award, Cheryl Shintani was:

Koloa Elementary School
Koloa, HI

Subject(s) taught: Reading

Biographical Information

Cheryl M. Shintani is a retired environmental education resource teacher for the Kaua'i Complex Area. She has served as the complex area's Title I Resource Teacher, Language Arts Resource Teacher, and Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher for schools on the islands of Kaua'i and Ni'ihau. Her belief in partnering with community businesses and organizations unites families, community, and schools. On the board of the National Milken Educators of Hawai'i, Shintani remains active with WASC-Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation teams and continues to volunteer at the schools and in non-profit organizations, e.g., President of Kiwanis Club of Kaua'i, President of Kaua'i Yamaguchi Kenjin Kai, President of Friends of Koloa Library; Vice President of the Garden Island Arts Council, Secretary of Na Pali Coast 'Ohana, Secretary of the Kalaheo Seniors Music 'Ohana, on the board of Koloa Plantation Days, and supporting NOAA's Humpback Whale Sanctuary.

Related Connections

Milestone: Cheryl Shintani (HI '92) is NASA Solar System Educator

Additional Information


1973 University of Hawaii - Manoa, Other

Co-developer and chairman of the Hawaiʻi State Approval of Teacher Education (SATE) Handbook; Co-author of Kauaʻi District Writing Resource Handbook, Co-developer of NASA's Exploring the Moon resource guide; Co-developer of an on-line curriculum guide for

Science, Extracurricular Activities, Business Partnerships