Erin Medeiros, NBCT

Erin Medeiros teaches high school students at Kanuikapono PCS, a K–12 Hawaiian-focused charter school in Anahola on the island of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi. She is a National Board certified English language arts and social studies teacher. She served as a Merwin Creative Teaching Fellow in 2018-19 and a Hawaiʻi State Teacher Fellow in 2016-18. Erin loves learning, living, hiking, and exploring on Kauaʻi with her husband and two daughters.
COVID, Community, and Connections
Erin Medeiros, NBCTFebruary 9, 2021

Twenty rectangles appear. First Kylee, in double French braids and her lashes. Then Tapa, outside working on a lei for his project. Eden is by her bed, and Gardenia sits with her back against the white wall. Lili chats that she just got up and that Lei is with her. Lele sits with the toddlers on the recliner. Sela is at a desk looking like a boss.  These are just a few of today’s mix of our 9-12th grade students. It is the end of January. We are approaching a year since we replaced the hum of our traditional classrooms…

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