As teachers, we are sometimes asked to wear many different hats. Depending on the situation, we might serve as nutritionist, coach, cheerleader, fan or advocate. I wore all of these hats in support of Cody, one of my students at Leilehua High School.
Cody is an exceptional student, the kind of student we all dream about: hard working, smart and respectful. But, Cody is more than those things — he is an achiever.
From left: Barry McCorkell, vice principal, Cody Retuta, and Justin Shiroma of Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, HI.
When I became Cody’s teacher, he was working on a video project — as part of a contest sponsored by the Hawaii Department ...