Restaurant recognizes teachers

Brian Stoneburner (from left), Julia Wagner, Theresa Marzan and Donna Keanini of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School are shown with Josh Fukagawa, Duke’s Beach House Manager, at the awards presentation.

Duke’s Beach House recently recognized Brian Stoneburner, Donna Keanini, Julia Wagner and Theresa Marzan of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for August, September, October and November, respectively.

Stoneburner, head custodian, was nominated for taking pride in his work and for always keeping safety a priority. He was acknowledged for his reliability and for regularly going out of his way to help others.

Keanini, a front office clerk, was nominated by her peers for being friendly, approachable and going beyond her duties to assist others. She is described as a welcoming presence in the school office.

Wagner, a special education teacher and department chair, was recognized for her dedication, knowledge and compassionate nature. Wagner believes in her students and always puts them first, and has earned the respect of her students, colleagues and community.

Marzan, a 5th-grade teacher, is described as an excellent teacher who is dedicated to helping her students learn and succeed.

She contributes positively to the school climate, works well with her colleagues and, most importantly, supports her students.

“We are so proud to be able to acknowledge the great work that the staff at Princess are providing for the children in West Maui,” said Josh Fukagawa, Duke’s Beach House manager. “Education is so important and through our Legacy of Aloha Program, we are able to acknowledge and support the outstanding teachers in our community.”

The honorees were each presented with an engraved koa box and a $100 gift certificate to Duke’s Beach House.