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Wil Okabe

The HSTA president is tackling the tough problems: Teacher evaluations, a rejected contract and Race to the Top

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 02, 2012

~~<p>While Wil Okabe was a football player at Waianae High School (class of 1970), or even when he was getting his degree to teach physical education, he probably figured exertions and strains would be part of his career landscape, but that they'd happen in the gym or on a ballfield someplace.</p>
<p>The rigors of a union leader &mdash; specifically, as president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association &mdash; probably wasn't what he had in mind.</p>
~~

While Wil Okabe was a football player at Waianae High School (class of 1970), or even when he was getting his degree to teach physical education, he probably figured exertions and strains would be part of his career landscape, but that they'd happen in the gym or on a ballfield someplace.

The rigors of a union leader — specifically, as president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association — probably wasn't what he had in mind. Login for more...



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