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Legendary teacher-leader Candy Suiso retires from Waianae High

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Candy Suiso, an icon who launched Searider Productions at Waianae High in 1993, is retiring from the state Department of Education. The program put Waianae on the map as a hub for creative media. Students have won local, national and international awards. Above, Suiso in her backyard Friday with her dog Dusty, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel/Yorkie mix. They are surrounded by several varieties of mango trees.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Candy Suiso, an icon who launched Searider Productions at Waianae High in 1993, is retiring from the state Department of Education. The program put Waianae on the map as a hub for creative media. Students have won local, national and international awards. Above, Suiso in her backyard Friday with her dog Dusty, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel/Yorkie mix. They are surrounded by several varieties of mango trees.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Candy Suiso reached for a Rapoza mango Friday in her backyard.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Candy Suiso reached for a Rapoza mango Friday in her backyard.

When Candy Suiso and a fellow teacher decided to launch a video production program for students at Waianae High School in 1993, there were plenty of naysayers. Read more

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