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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRYANT FUKUTOMI / BFUKUTOMI@STARADVERTISER.COM
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM In fall 2010, Teach for America teacher Kari Wehrly interacted with
students during a class at Wheeler MIddle School.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Jill Baldemor, executive director of Teach for America in Hawaii, talked recently in her Kakaako office about the group’s focus on bringing more highly qualified teachers into challenged areas.