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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Veronica Ogata, headshot

Veronica Ogata
Kapi‘olani

Veronica Ogata is an associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Division of Arts and Sciences at Kapi’olani Community College.

Ogata knew early on that she would become a special education teacher because both her mom and sister have disabilities.

She received her BS in family resources, MEd in special education and her PhD in exceptionalities from UH Manoa.

Ogata believes that learning is a two-way street, not just a process that involves “depositing” knowledge into students.

She runs the education program at Kapi’olani Community College, where she is shaping future elementary and special education teachers.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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2012

Tod Aeby, headshot
Tod Aeby
Manoa
Linda Furuto, headshot
Linda Furuto
West O‘ahu
Floyd McCoy, headshot
Floyd McCoy
Windward
Veronica Ogata, headshot
Veronica Ogata
Kapi‘olani
Kay Ono, headshot
Kay Ono
Leeward
Kathryn Sims, headshot
Kathryn Sims
Hawai‘i
John Zuern, headshot
John Zuern
Manoa