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Hawaii teachers honored at recognition ceremony

A recognition ceremony was held Saturday for teachers who have earned their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification.
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Shely Chang is congratulated by first lady Jaime Green after receiving a certificate and pin during the recognition ceremony for teachers who have earned their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. Chang, along with 20 other Hawaii teachers, was certified after meeting the most advanced teaching standards in the nation.
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In the front row, from left to right are Tai Baird of Wailuku Elementary, Janice Avellana of Hahaione Elementary, DOE Superintendent Keith Hayashi, Gov. Josh Green, first lady Jaime Green, Hopé Poʻo Kumu Keola Silva of Kamehameha Schools, Kiani McBean of Aikahi Elementary. In the second row are Shely Chang of Kaʻmiloa Elementary, Sarah Kern of Kamakahelei Middle, Nekia Mahzad-Nolan of Hilo High, Kathryn Parsons of Jarrett Middle and Jade Pham of Kawananakoa Middle. In the third row are Melissa Lee of Kaneohe Elementary, Lauren Collier of Kaneohe Elementary, Abigail McClellan of Kamiloiki Elementary; Kai Morrell of Kamehameha Schools and Shelby Oshiro of Waianae Intermediate. In the fourth row are Riley Jaeger of Niu Valley Middle, Vanessa Race of Dole Middle, Abigale Prock of the Office of Curriculum & Instructional Design, Extended Learning Branch and Bryan Silver of Kalani High. Not pictured but recognized are Kristal Blacksmith of Waikoloa Elementary & Middle, James Inamasu of Ewa Makai Middle, Kehaulani Piiohia of Malama Honua Public Charter School and Ernescia Torricer of Red Hill Elementary.
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Janice Avellana is congratulated by DOE Superintendent Keith Hayashi.
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Tai Baird, middle, with first lady Jaime Green and Gov. Josh Green after receiving her certificate and pin.
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First lady Jaime Green and Gov. Josh Green during a light moment on Saturday.

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