Authors of the Teacher's Guide:
Vanessa Souki earned a Bachelors degree in Hawaiian Studies in 2002, and then a Masters of Education in Teaching in 2005, both at UH Manoa. She began her teaching career at Kailua, but currently teaches at her high school alma mater, Kalaheo. She teaches Modern Hawaiian History and Participation in Democracy, both regular ed and honors. Vanessa, the eldest of seven siblings, grew up in Salt Lake and Kailua, but now lives in town with her husband Jason.