HALT Excellence in Teaching Award

With the generous sponsorship of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, HALT typically recognizes two outstanding world language teachers (K-12, Higher Education) each year.

Nominators and nominees must be current HALT members in good standing. The HALT K-12 award winner will be HALT’s nominee for the SWCOLT regional Teacher of the Year.  HALT will provide travel support to help defray the nominee’s travel expenses.

2017 Winners:

HALT congratulates its 2017 HALT-Honolulu Star-Advertiser Excellence in Teaching Award winners: Heather Paulino (Spanish, Moanalua High School) and Rachel Mamiya Hernandez (Portuguese & Spanish, UH Manoa). Bravo!

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2016 Winners:

Nancy Wysard (Spanish, Mid-Pacific Institute) and Heather Nylen (Spanish, UH Manoa).

 

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2015 Winners:

Heui Chung Daisy Pei (Chinese, Mid-Pacific Institute) and Luisa Kou (Spanish, UH Manoa).

 

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2014 Winners:

Guia Melo (Spanish, ‘Iolani School) and Ron Kekeha Solis (Hawaiian, UH Manoa).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Winners:

  • 2013: Kim Galante Wong, Spanish, UH Manoa
  • 2013: Linda Fujikawa, Japanese, Kapiolani Community College
  • 2012: Noriko Fujimoto-Vergel, Japanese, Island Pacific Academy
  • 2012: Sheldon Ormsby, Spanish, Mililani High School
  • 2011: Satoru Shinagawa, Japanese, Kapiolani Community College
  • 2010: Marta Gonzalez-Lloret, Spanish, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 2010: Sam L. “Noea‘u” Warner, Hawaiian, UH Manoa
  • 2010: Melvina Kurashige, Japanese, Mid-Pacific Institute
  • 2009: Chie Tanaka Roessler, Japanese, Kauai High School
  • 2009: Chhany Sak-Humphry, Khmer (Cambodian), IPLL, UH Manoa
  • 2008: Aumua Mataitusi Simanu Papalii, Samoan, IPLL, UH Manoa
  • 2008: Lyanne Iwamoto, Spanish, Roosevelt High School
  • 2007: Esther Rodrigo Diez, Spanish, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 2007: Anne Marie Shim, Spanish, Mid-Pacific Institute
  • 2006: Lucia Aranda, Spanish, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 2006: Kathryn A. Klingebiel, French, Welsh, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 2005: Cindy Wong, Japanese, Aiea High School
  • 2005: Tess Lane, Spanish, Hawai’i Pacific University
  • 2004: Naomi Hirano-Omizo, Japanese, Punahou School
  • 2004: John Mayer, Samoan, HIPLL, UH Manoa
  • 2003: Sue Fujitani, Chinese, Kapi‘olani CC
  • 2003: Meg Uehara, Japanese, McKinley High School
  • 2002: Junko Hanai Agena, Japanese, Aina Haina Elementary
  • 2002: Gary Kanada, Hawaiian and Japanese, Hawai‘i Pacific University
  • 2001: Jan Asato, Japanese, Punahou School
  • 2001: Luz-Marina Barnard, Spanish LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 2001: Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, Filipino, HIPLL, UH Manoa
  • 2000: Stephen Fleming, Chinese, NFLRC, UH Manoa
  • 2000: Lily Liu, Chinese, Maryknoll School
  • 1999: Mia Asari, Japanese, Pearl City Highlands
  • 1999: Paul Chandler, Spanish, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 1999: Elizabeth Kauahipaula, Hawaiian, Waiau Elementary School
  • 1998: William Burgwinkle, French LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 1998: Vanny Clay, French, Punahou School
  • 1998: Pat Harpstrite, Spanish, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 1997: Carol Beresiwsky, Spanish/French, Kapi‘olani CC
  • 1997: Melodee Metzger, Spanish, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 1994: Kyoko Hijirida, Japanese, EALL, UH Manoa
  • 1994: Joy Logan, Spanish, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 1994: Cindy Ning, Chinese, CCS, UH Manoa
  • 1993: Teresita Ramos, Filipino, HIPLL, UH Manoa
  • 1992: Austin Dias, Spanish, LLEA, UH Manoa
  • 1990: Hiromi Peterson, Japanese, Punahou School
2012 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners: Noriko Fujimoto-Vergal (Island Pacific Academy - Japanese) on the left and Sheldon Ormsby (Mililani High School - Spanish) on the right. HALT President Satoru Shinagawa stands with them in the center.

2012 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners: Noriko Fujimoto-Vergal (Island Pacific Academy – Japanese) on the left and Sheldon Ormsby (Mililani High School – Spanish) on the right. HALT President Satoru Shinagawa stands with them in the center.

Awardees

From left to right, first row:  Vanny Clay, Jan Asato, Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, Luz-Marina Barnard, Kyoko Hijirida, Teresita Ramos.
From left to right, second row: Hiromi Peterson, Carol Beresiwsky, Cindy Ning, Melodee Metzger, Paul Chandler, Austin Dias.

 

For more details, contact:
Lucia Aranda
HALT Awards Coordinator
1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 431
Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Honolulu, HI  96822
Telephone: 956-5833 / Email: laranda @ hawaii . edu