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Alicia Rozet

Kumu Aʻo


Keʻena: SPAL 252

Helu Kelepona: (808) 956-2228

Leka Uila:

Alicia Rozet was born and raised in Kailua, Oʻahu. She began her study of Hawaiian language at UH Mānoa where she was inspired to explore a career in education while working at a Hawaiian language immersion school on the Windward side. During this time she graduated with a BA in History and earned her teaching certificate through the Kahuawaiola Indigenous Teacher Education program at UH Hilo. Her master's thesis studied the relationships and style of correspondence written exclusively in Hawaiian between Queen Emma Kaleleonālani and Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani and Queen Emma and her mother, Fanny Kekelaokalani Young. Her teaching style encourages students to build confidence through interacting with their peers in an ‘ohana-like environment- drawing upon their skills and interests to inform the real-life application of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in their lives and professions. As a mother of young children, she is motivated to equip her students with as much everyday use of Hawaiian as possible so that they will be able to pass it onto the next generation. Ali utilizes various technology, audio recordings, archival material, illustrated readings, and videos to make learning accessible to students of various learning styles.

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