After retiring from a long and distinguished teaching career on the mainland, Joe Adorno was a little hesitant about returning to the classroom earlier this fall at Kapaa Elementary School. However, his third grade class took quickly to "Mr. Adorno's" teaching style and his enthusiasm for the classroom.
Joe had to quickly master new technologies and updated curriculums. "I'm excited about trying some new things, new approaches, new ideas," says Joe. His hard work and dedication paid off last month. Joe was named "Teacher of the Month" at Kapaa Elementary School. The award came with a beautiful lei, certificate, and a $50 gift certificate.
"My goal is to foster and nurture my students so that they can grow toward their full potential" says Joe. "So blessed to have this opportunity. Going to be a great school year!"