We are proud to introduce our latest award recipients: Chandlyn Harada, Marina Folsom, and Chazlyn Harada. Yes, we have twins — both finishing their Masters Degrees and becoming teachers at the Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School in Lihue. all three of these young women have the skills and commitment to help their students excel!
They have worked hard to achieve their goals of being credentialed teachers to our Kauai keiki and we are invested in their success.
Like all our recipients, they have come highly recommended from their teachers and mentors. We wish them great success in the achievement of their goals.
Classes are back in session and time flies when you’re busy studying and meeting your program requirements. If your final student teaching semester is next Spring and you’re not sure how you will make ends meet, now is the time to get to work on your application.
You will need to provide the following to us in order to be considered for a scholarship:
Two (2) recommendations from your program advisors and teachers you’ve worked with over the course of your program, and
Completed application form.
These things take time to gather, so starting now is not too early. The deadline for your completed application with all the required documentation is November 30, 2023.
Go to the How to Apply page to review the qualifications and requirements. We appreciate it if you submit the application with all the necessary documents together. Separate submittals may result in lost documents making your application incomplete. We do not have the resources to remind applicants to send us their missing documents prior to the deadline.
We want you to succeed! Kauai’s schools need you! Apply now and make sure you can rest easier and focus on your final student teaching semester!
An announcement from Kauai Community College (KCC)
Meet with Courtney Tsumoto, Academic Advisor at UH Mānoa’s College of Education, Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS). Her role is to support current and future students in UH Mānoa’s statewide distance teacher preparation programs. She would love to help you understand admissions requirements and help you plan for and embark on your journey toward becoming a teacher no matter where you may be in the process.
What: College of Education Statewide Distance Teacher Preparation Programs, Kaua`i CC Visits
When: First Wednesday of the month: 9/6, 10/4, 11/8/ and 12/6
Where: Meet In-Person at Kaua`i Community College One Stop Center (OSC) 204 Conference Room
Aloha! The deadline to get your application for the Spring 2023 scholarship is right around the corner! Get your required documents together and fill in your application today! The deadline is November 30, 2022.
The deadline for Fall 2022 Student Teaching Grant Applications is July 31, 2022. Because it’s in the middle of summer and your resources may be difficult to reach, this is a friendly reminder. If you are entering your final student teaching semester this fall, you must have your completed application (including all supporting documents) to us by July 31, 2022.
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are coming, travel plans are coordinated, and gift-buying is on the rise. Amidst all this flurry of activity is the application deadline for a Spring 2022 scholarship from Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai!
If you are completing your student teaching semester this coming spring, the deadline to submit your scholarship application is November 30, 2021.
Visit our website to upload the required documents and fill in the application. We will get in touch with you to set up an interview with members of our board. We want to help you succeed and fulfill your dreams of becoming a teacher! It’s our mission!
While school is largely being held online via meeting applications, teachers and students still need supplies to help foster learning.
Mrs. Kan-Souza, a former GOOTOK recipient, current board member¹, and a teacher at Wilcox Elementary needs your help! She is online every day with 50 students and her laptop is too old to handle the pressure. She often loses her connection and has to sign back into the meeting, spending precious learning time getting back online and settling the children back into the lesson.With a new laptop, she will be able to remain in control of the class and lesson plans and keep her students’ attention.
Please click here or use the following photo link to donate to her cause so she can run her online classroom more effectively and efficiently! She and her students are grateful for all the help you can provide. Mahalo nui loa!!
¹ Mrs. Kan-Souza is a current board member of Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai. GOOTOK is not affiliated with nor do we receive any donations from Donors Choose. If you, as a teacher, would like to post your own needs or news, please contact us.
As we build our website, we will add important news and announcements to our blog. You can find new teaching projects, ideas, and news here in the upcoming months. We will also include announcements regarding open grant application periods and the recipients of those funds.
Currently, we are restructuring and creating a new strategic plan to better serve the student teachers and our community. We have a critical shortage of teachers here on Kauai which leads to larger classrooms and less one-on-one time for our children in school. Many classrooms are being filled by unlicensed or substitute teachers. This is an urgent issue and we are working to determine the best ways in which we can help.
In the near future, we will be talking to principals and teachers to get their ideas on the matter and any suggestions for solutions. This is an ongoing challenge and we will address it as we move forward.
Stay tuned for more as we grow our own website!
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