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Hawaii’s ‘Milken Teacher of Promise’ followed a winding career path to Stevenson Middle School

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ken Kakesako, an award-winning science teacher at Stevenson Middle School, helps Kiari Uchida, left, Nika Aguilar and Ayden Revera, who are working on a group project for his seventh-grade life science class.

  • COURTESY MATTHEW TOM

    Ken Kakesako is congratulated by Principal Linell Dilwith for winning the Milken Teacher of Promise award.

Ken Kakesako used to spend his time advocating for agriculture at the Capitol, as a legislative coordinator for the state Department of Agriculture and then its deputy director. Nowadays, he reports to Room 208 at Stevenson Middle School on the slopes of Punchbowl crater. Read more

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