Christmas Card & Year in Review

Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas! Here’s my 2016 card and customary Year in Review blurb. Hope this finds you well….

2016 kicked off with our @KSEdTech Team’s New Year’s get-together. I was able to take my coworkers on a tour of my beloved Chinatown. Needless to say, it was a blast!

I was summoned for jury duty in February. First time ever. Mind blown. Had no idea that people could live like this. My definition of the word “drama” was expanded “dramatically.”

Our Revive homeless outreach ministry relocated from Chinatown to Kaimuki. We continue to befriend those who are less fortunate. Blessed to be a blessing….

I continued to travel to the Hawaiʻi Campus in the early part of the year. Always a pleasure to work with such kindhearted and inspirational educators. Great people. Great school.

Hehe. Earned my Yelp Elite badge. “It’s neat to be elite.” And yes, I always take pics of my food. Absolutely….

Dream come true. Blessed to have traveled to Machu Picchu and the Amazon during Spring Break. Great students, great teachers, and great memories. AMAZING, AMAZING. #BucketList

Yes, lightning can strike twice. Blessed to have chaperoned an exchange project with schools in Takahagi, Japan. Amazing hospitality. Dear people.

Tiana got married! Congrats to Cody & Ana. What a beautiful ceremony and reception. It was also great to reconnect with my two “adopted nieces.” Priceless….


KS students volunteered at TEDxHonolulu in July. They did a great job of running interactive games with attendees. So proud.

Blessed with great PD opportunities this summer. Attended the CUE Rock Star Camp in Maui, hosted by Seabury Hall. Met up and learned alongside rock star educators, from Cali to Qatar.

Also attended the Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) Educator Strand at Punahou. It was an amazing experience. Got to connect with outstanding educators from around the world. My annual PD of choice. Looking forward to reconnecting next summer.

Then this happened. Blessed to have been accepted into the third cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators. What an amazing opportunity to learn, grow, share, and be inspired.

Privileged to have served on the EdCamp Honolulu planning team. Amazing educators and friends. We hosted the event at our middle school. Yup, yup, it was a huge success.

The year concluded with TED-Ed Weekend in New York City. Wow. It was incredible. The TED-Ed Team was awesome. The student speakers were amazing. And the cohort…. We became a family. #BestWeekendEver.

“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

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