Dr. ‘Alohilani Okamura

EdD, World Languages, MLL/EL teacher preparation

Role in Program

Instructor of EDCS/SLS 644

Professional Experience Relevant to Program

Instructor, Institute for Teacher Education- Secondary, COE, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

  • Taught both in public and charter schools in the Hawaiʻi Department of Education for 25 years supporting Hawaiian language and culture initiatives.
  • Advocate for culture-based education
  • Research agenda focuses on the advancement of the Native Hawaiian language and culture and its role in promoting student achievement for all students in Hawaiʻi.
  • Committed to assisting teachers with discovering cultural practices and knowledge that will strengthen their connections to the land and people of Hawaiʻi.