Duke's Beach House recently recognized Bill Rathfon, Francesca Minusculo and Sandra Mahuna-Kukahiko of Princess Nahienaena Elementary School as Educator of the Month for March, April and May, respectively.
Selected by their peers, each staff member was recognized for outstanding work and commitment to students.
Rathfon, a part-time teacher who assists with the technology needs at the school, was acknowledged for going above and beyond to help. Rathfon is described as an invaluable member of the team who works late to make sure that computer problems are fixed.
Tyler Brown (from left), Duke’s Beach House bar service manager, is shown with honored educators Sandra Mahuna-Kukahiko and Bill Rathfon outside Princess Nahienaena Elementary School. Not pictured is educational assistant Francesca Minusculo.
Educational assistant Minusculo was selected for her work ethic and compassionate nature. Working with the special-needs students, she is a dedicated team player who never misses a day of school.
Mahuna-Kukahiko, a 5th-grade teacher, was praised for being patient and hardworking in and out of the classroom. Mahuna-Kukahiko provides collaborative work with her team and the school.
"We are so proud to be able to honor the staff members at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School," said Tyler Brown, Duke's Beach House bar service manager. "These educators are providing invaluable support and a solid foundation for our keiki."
Rathfon, Minusculo and Mahuna-Kukahiko were each presented with an engraved koa box and a $100 gift certificate to Duke's Beach House as recipients of the award.