My belief is that every student can succeed. I also believe that there is no real learning without a real relationship; therefore, establishing a respectful relationship with students is vital. I like to make learning fun and contextual for students.
I am a classroom teacher with 15 years experience in the elementary classroom. I have been honored with several awards (NEA Global Learning Fellow, nominee for Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, WS Merwin Creative Teaching Fellowship).
I have a Bachelors degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Art, a Masters degree from the University of California at Irvine in Education, a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law.
I have taught elementary school for 15 years; law school for three years as an adjunct professor, and community college for one year.
I have received numerous honors,fellowships and scholarships in the field of education and as an adjunct law professor.
I highly recommend Diane Abraham! I have worked at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School for the past 25 years and have met many outstanding teachers! Ms Abraham was an exceptional teacher and we were very sad to see her leave to be near family. We have a foster child who was very angry and troubled but managed to have a great year because of her patience, love and teaching skills. Our boy learned so much this past school year. If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact me. Lorna Saito (808)960-1941.
Diane received my son after he had endured a very difficult year with a teacher who did not believe in him. He scored lower than his peers in reading and reading comprehension. Diane gained his trust and worked with him to improve his skills. We saw marked improvement in his scores and more importantly, his outlook. It's a special kind of teacher who can instill confidence in a discouraged student, and Diane is one of those special ones! He's reading well and right on par with his classmates and we're so grateful.
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