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Duke’s Beach House Honors Teachers

June 13, 2018, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated June 13, 12:32 PM
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Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Cheryl Nelson, Faith McGill, Shanin Sado, Alicia Alcaraz, Erin Masek and Erna Seatriz of Princess Nahi`ena`ena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for December, January, February, March, April and May respectively.

Cheryl Nelson, 5th Grade ELL Teacher, was awarded the December Educator of the Month Award.  Nelson was recognized for connecting lessons to real life, striving for excellence in each lesson and organizing the annual Spelling Bee.  After many years of service to the students at Princess, she will be retiring at the end of the school year.

January Educator Award winner, Faith McGill is a Kindergarten and 4th Grade ELL Teacher.  McGill was nominated for being a dedicated educator who goes above and beyond to meet the needs of students and staff.  She organized the new WIDA Access testing for all ELL students and has spent many hour researching and evaluating curriculum materials to support ELL students.

Shanin Sado, a 4th Grade Teacher, was awarded the February Educator Award because she excels in classroom instruction and continues to learn the latest educational strategies to improve her practice.  She serves as a mentor to new teachers at our school and as a leader for continuous school improvement.

March Educator Award winner, Alicia Alcaraz is a Counselor.  Alcaraz is a strong advocate for our students.  In addition to individual and small group counseling, she works hard to plan and organize school-wide events such as our school talent show, annual career day and monthly attendance recognition parties.


Erin Masek, 3rd Grade Teacher, was awarded the April Educator Award for being an outstanding teacher who has earned the respect of her students and colleagues.  She loves to teach, interacts well with students and presents well-organized and academically rigorous lessons each day.


May Educator Winner is Erna Seatriz, Account Clerk.  Seatriz is a valued employee who strives for excellence in everything she does.  Recognized for being kind, patient and for going the extra mile to be of service to the school and community.

“Duke’s Beach House is honored to recognize the staff at Princess Nahi`ena`ena Elementary School for their commitment to the children in our community,” said Nick Ware, Duke’s Beach House general manager. “Education plays such an important role in shaping our Keiki’s future and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the staff at this school.”

Cheryl Nelson, Faith McGill, Shanin Sado, Alicia Alcaraz, Erin Masek and Erna Seatriz were presented with an engraved Koa box and a $100 gift certificate to Duke’s Beach House as recipient of the award.


For more information, contact Dukes Beach House at (808) 662-2900 or visit


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