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Three of Kauai’s favorite teachers will talk story about their love of teaching, funny and endearing memories and how teachers help students become the best they can be Saturday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kaua`i Museum, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day. These educators’ love and respect for their students is heartwarming and inspiring, and represent all of Kaua`i’s dedicated teachers.

The panel will be Mary Lardizabal, Kapa`a Middle School music teacher; Jim Bray, Island School’s high school Social Studies, English, History, Philosophy instructor and department head; and former Kaua`i Mayor Maryanne Kusaka, who retired after 33 years of teaching all ages, her specialty being elementary school.

The talk story session will be followed by questions from the audience and a special performance by Lardizabal’s award-winning Kapaa Middle School Choir and Ukulele Band.

The conversation will be facilitated by Pamela Varma Brown, author of the book Kauai Stories: Life on the Garden Island told by Kaua`i’s People, a collection of more than 50 colorful, touching and humorous personal stories about aspects of island life, available at the Kauai Museum, locations island-wide and on

This talk story event is part of the Kaua`i Museum’s ongoing “Author Series,” highlighting talented local writers, said Melisa Paterson, the museum’s public relations specialist.

Admission is $10; free to museum members. For more information, please call Brown at (808) 651-3533.