Maui Takes Top Honors in Education Awards
By Wendy Osher
Several employees on Maui were identified as finalists for this year’s Employee and Team of the Year Awards issued by the Department of Education.
Maile Viela, a Counselor at Waihe’e Elementary School, is one of five individuals who will be honored today with an award for “Sustained Superior Performance.”
One of the five will be selected as the DOE’s employee of the year. Others being considered for the award are:
Roslyn Fujimoto, School Administrative Services Assistant, Mililani Mauka Elementary School, Central Oahu District; Edgardo Parma, Custodian, Kapolei High School, Leeward Oahu District; Delcinda Saito, Central District Office Teacher, Central Oahu District; and Susan Togo, School Administrative Services Assistant, Kaala Elementary School, Central Oahu District.
In the DOE’s team of the year category, three of the eight finalists are from Valley Isle. They are the Maui Complex Support Team; the Makawao Elementary School Grade 3 teachers; and the Waihee Warrior Educational Assistants.
Others being considered for the Team of the Year award are:
Central District Band Directors, Central Oahu District; Mililani Ike Cafeteria Team, Central Oahu District; Race to the Top Detail Expenditure Reporting Team, DOE Office of Fiscal Services; Robotics Team at Kapolei High School, Leeward Oahu District; and the Kauai Parent Community Networking Center Facilitator Team.
The teams will be recognized with an award of merit today for their excellence during a program this afternoon at the State Capitol Auditorium.