20th Annual NHEA Convention
Kahele Dukelow is a professor of Hawaiian studies at the UH Maui College. She accesses a full range of creativity, passion and knowledge to instill within her students a sense of accomplishment, purpose and enthusiasm for learning. Dukelow teaches in a manner that allows her students to feel empowered. She inspires her students to learn and think freely and encourages them to research and apply their knowledge to improve the community, culture and the world in their own ways. Dukelow’s dedication to her students is obvious as many commend her for being an excellent teacher and role model who is always willing to go the extra mile to help.
Kaleikoa Ka‘eo is an associate professor of Hawaiian Studies at the UH Maui College. Ka‘eo is a proud graduate of Baldwin High School on Maui and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Prior to returning to his hometown, Ka‘eo was a lecturer in Hawaiian language at UH Mānoa, a teacher at the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program at King Kekaulike High School and the culture and education program manager for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission.