Christmas 2015 (My Christmas Card to You)

Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas! Here’s my 2015 “card” and customary Year-in-Review blurb. Hope this finds you well….

2015 started off great with a visit from Deborah & Henry, my Melbourne fam. So nice to catch up on our lives. Lifelong friends.

Our dynamic Kapālama Team (and friends) held its 2nd annual EdTech conference-unconference Mashup in January. There were more than 40 Hawai’i educators and school leaders in attendance. (Held our 3rd one in October. 65 in attendance.) Huge success!

This was my 2nd year volunteering for TEDxHonolulu and first time serving on a committee. It took up some time during evenings and weekends, but it was well worth it. Met a lot of inspiring people.

Traveled to Osaka (and Kyoto) during Spring Break. It was an amazing trip! Stayed with Daryl and also got to visit my friend Yoshitaka. Hope to return someday. Tanoshikatta….

Our TED-Ed Club was able to host a TED-Ed event on campus. We had student speakers from the elementary, middle, and high school. We also had alumni and faculty speak as well. It was a tremendous success. Got to give my very first “TED Talk.”

So blessed to have serviced our Big Island campus this past school year. I flew out every Thursday-Friday for a total of 31 trips. I met a lot of amazing educators and made great friends. It was tiring, but I miss them. Great people….

I was able to promote our KS EdTech Conference on HPR. Had a fun time with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa on Bytemarks Café. Here’s the interview.

This was my 3rd year as a co-facilitator at the Punahou Lab School. Always happy to work with Lorelei. I have always learned so much at this annual summer PD event. Amazing people.

Our Revive outreach faithfully served the needy in Chinatown for the past year and-a-half. We were able to partner with Pawa’a Church, Surfing the Nations, and the Salvation Army Missions Team. We recently relocated to the Kaimuki area when Inspire Church (city location) moved to Kaimuki High School. We hope to bless the community there.

Hehe. Played a live gig at Pono Plates in Pearl City. It was my first gig in over 15 years. It was a fun night meeting up with good friends.

Finally, I continue to work at our high school campus. Part of an amazing team. I get to laugh everyday. So unbelievably blessed….

“Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:10-11

Past card posts: 2012 2013 2014

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