Resi Ditzel

Over the past 20 years, Resi J. Ditzel has been teaching and learning with students in Hawaii. Her experience has ranged from kindergarten through grade 5 and special education, with each classroom being a blend of cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

She has found that this diversity allows students, parents, and teachers to learn from each other while creating an environment of mutual understanding and respect. Twice named Hawaii's Top Teacher, Resi has enjoyed learning with her students and has been passing on her love of teaching to undergraduates at the University of Hawaii College of Education, where she completed both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Elementary Education.