What is your educational background?
After graduating from University High School, I attended UH Manoa where I majored in U.S. History and minored in Political Science.  Immediately after getting my BA, I started the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education program at UH.  While teaching I also obtained my Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies at UH Manoa.

How long have you been teaching?
I am on my 10th year of teaching.

What are your educational beliefs?
I believe that all students are important and deserve equitable opportunities to be successful.
I believe that everything I teach should be valuable and meaningful to your life and future success in the 21st century.
I believe that learning begins with establishing a safe community that nurtures relationship building.

What have you taught?
U.S. history, World history, Psychology, Economics, Test prep, and Media / Global Studies.

How did you become the student activities coordinator at Niu Valley Middle School?

Things you love?
Teaching, learning, the Aiea High School Class of 2012 (i was their proud advisor), my wife, my family, icee floats, my dog Franklin, Red Bull, traveling, golf...

Things you hate?
Students standing when they're not suppose to, cancer, intolerance, ignorance, McDonalds Monopoly Sweepstakes (I never win), wet socks, breakfast burritos...

How can I contact you?
email:  sean_uwaine@nvms.k12.hi.us

Love the beach


Being active!