My name is Kiana Kauwe and this is my fifth year teaching first grade at Keolu. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and a Master of Education degree in elementary education.
This summer was a mix of relaxation and preparation for the new school year. I traveled to the outer islands to visit family, surfed the summer swells, and cleared my mind with yoga.
In addition to reorganizing/decorating my classroom, I read a number of teaching books to refine and deepen my teaching practice. I'm so excited to implement my new learning around matching instruction to students developmental strengths and needs. I believe social-emotional learning and academic learning are equally important in a child's development. My hope is to build a safe, joyful, and challenging learning environment that enables all students to "reach high, with pride," for their goals.