University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu education students Lydia Haff and Liann Sanerivi were selected by their peers to serve as the new Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association (HSTA)/National Education Association (NEA) Student Program chair and vice chair, respectively, for the 2017–2018 school year.
Haff and Sanerivi will represent the more than 700 college HSTA/NEA members in university teacher-preparation programs throughout Hawaiʻi. They will work to connect with and make resources and opportunities available to pre-service teachers across the islands via the HSTA and NEA. In their respective leadership roles, the duo will work as liaisons between the HSTA and NEA student programs to advocate for further support for incoming educators.
“As the student program chairs, Liann and I are both hoping to create a more close-knit community between all the university and college teacher preparation programs in the state of Hawaiʻi and to better inform student members in Hawaiʻi of the opportunities, resources, and learning experiences that are available to them,” Haff said.
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