Janice Ochola Blaber, born of parents from Western Samoa and Ecuador, started dreaming about being a teacher in the 1st grade. Today, after managing restaurants and bartending in New York City and Honolulu, getting a graduate degree from University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, holding various public and private school substitute teaching and ELA positions – and much more – she is the Principal at Keaʻau Elementary School on Hawaiʻi Island. This episode was edited by middle school students at the Hawk Media Program at Kealakehe Middle School. To support this podcast, write us a review and give us a rating in your favorite podcast app or aggregator. (Since this episode aired Janice has become the principal at Kealakehe Middle School in Kona.)