Jodie Chiemi Ching

Jan Iwase’s memoir “Leading with Aloha: From the Pineapple Fields to the Principal’s Office” came into my hands at the perfect time. With just two months of editorship at The Hawai‘i Herald under my belt, I still feel like I am learning to walk. Nostalgic, comforting and practical, “Leading with Aloha” was like receiving advice from a favorite teacher.

Iwase retired as a principal in 2018 after working as an educator for 45 years. In her book, she shares her journey of ups and downs with one message resonating throughout: Lead with aloha.

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