Kamehameha Schools teacher inducted into national HOF

Photo courtesy of Shaun Chillingworth/KS-Hawaii Joel Truesdell, center, is photographed with Kamehameha Schools Hawaii Principal Dr. Lehua Veincent, left, and Maddie Fennell, Acting Executive Director of National Teachers Hall of Fame, after he was surprised with the induction announcement at the KS-Hawaii Keaau campus on April 5.

Photo courtesy of Joel Truesdell Joel Truesdell watches as one of his classes checks the heights and soil moisture of their koa seedlings before planting them for the koa reforestation project at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii in Keaau.

An accomplished Hawaii educator has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame after 34 years of teaching at Kamehameha Schools on the Big Island and Oahu.