Ku Kahakalau Ph.D.

Ku Kahakalau Ph.D.
Affiliation:Hawai'ianPosition:
  • Board of Directors - Director
Region:OceaniaBiographical Information:Founder of one of the first public Hawaiian Charter Schools on Hawaii Island, educator Kū Kahakalau draws from ancient Hawaiian traditions to promote sustainability and hands-on learning at her school, Kanu O Ka 'Aina. Leslie Wilcox talks with Kū Kahakalau about how growing up with two cultures, German and Hawaiian, has helped shape her approach to life and work. Kū Kahakalau also discusses the challenges of finding funding for the school and the criticism she has faced concerning curriculum.