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Leilehua educator named Hawaii State Teacher of the Year

Jackie Freitas of Leilehua High School was named Hawaii State Teacher of the Year at a ceremony at Washington Place on Tuesday.

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A surprised Jackie Freitas of Leilehua High School, in yellow, was named Hawaiʻi State Teacher of the Year. Freitas is Leilehua's natural resources teacher.
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Jackie Freitas, a Leilehua High School teacher, was named Hawaii State Teacher of the Year.
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Jackie Freitas was congratulated by her daughter, Jesza Tichepco, and son, Jack Tichepco.
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Jackie Freitas, middle, a Leilehua High School teacher, was named Hawaii State Teacher of the Year.
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Superintendent Keith Hayashi speaks on Tuesday.
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Jackie Freitas, front row, third from left, a Leilehua High School teacher, was named Hawaii State Teacher of the Year.

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