Mrs. Lorna Gomes

Mrs. Lorna Gomes

Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School
Kailua, Hawaii


Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

My favorite teacher was Mrs. Cano, my 9th grade English teacher. She got to know me as a person as well as a student.

What are three things every teacher should own?


1.)  An iPhone

2.)  A camera

3.)  Hand sanitizer.

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

Howard Gardner, the author of Multiple Intelligences.

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

An artist.

Describe your all-time favorite lesson/unit activity


My Native Hawaiian endangered bird research project since it brings awareness to this problem and creates stewards of the land out of my students.

What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

That we "cruise" during summer breaks.

What stereotype about teachers is true?

That teachers are very organized and save everything.

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl. My father was a teacher and school came very easily to me.


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