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Nancy Seifers

Nancy Seifers (HI '95)


Pahoa High and Intermediate School
Pahoa, HI

At the time of the Award, Nancy Seifers was:

Pahoa High and Intermediate School
Pahoa, HI

Subject(s) taught: Literacy and School Reform

Biographical Information

Nancy Seifers is a counselor for 11th and 12th graders at Pahoa High and Intermediate School in Pahoa. Prevoiusly, Seifers was the school's Title I schoolwide program coordinator. A strong advocate of curriculum reform, Seifers introduced and collaborated on numerous programs that integrate technology, provide mentoring for career exploration, stem geographical isolation and incorporate culturally appropriate materials. Seifers co-authored the grant that secured the school's first state-of-the-art multimedia lab, which served as the base of operations for producing the student literary magazines she supervised. In collaboration with the Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, Seifers developed "Na'imiloa" (The Seekers of Knowledge), an enrichment program for gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds. She was also instrumental in the launch of Pu ala', a public charter school on the Puna coastline of Hawaii.