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Yannabah Weiss (HI '07)

Curriculum Coordinator

Waiakea High School
Hilo, HI

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Yannabah Weiss was:

Kealakehe High School
Kailua-Kona, HI

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

In 2019, Yannabah was promoted to Curriculum Coordinator at Waiakea High School, where she will be focusing on supporting teachers in all content areas with curriculum updates and refinements. She is also a lead person for the five career academies at Waiakea High School. Two of these five academies were awarded "model" status from the National Career Academies Coalition, so Waiakea High School will be presenting at the national conference in Philadelphia in November of 2019.

Since being awarded the Milken Educator award in 2007 and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2009, Yannabah transitioned out of the classroom to lead a Math Science Partnership Grant in Hawaii.  Through this grant, Yannabah helped facilitate a three year professional development series for algebra 1 teachers across the state focused on expanding teacher pedagogy and incorporating the use of Desmos in the classroom.  She also worked with a team to revise and expand the Hawaii Dept of Education curriculum for Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra II and was responsible for creating lesson plans and assessments for teachers and offering statewide training sessions.  Recently Yannabah served as a field supervisor for upcoming mathematics teachers and is looking forward to teaching a course at the University of Hawaii.  Selected as a Desmos Fellow in 2018, Yannabah will be returning to the mathematics classroom at Waiakea High School on the Big Island.  

Additional Information


2014 Lowell Milken Center Fellow


1992 University of Hawaii - Hilo, B.S.