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Teacher training developer wins Hawaii award

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HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii school administrator who developed teacher effectiveness training used as a model statewide has won the Department of Education's Employee of the Year award.

The department says Donna Therrien's program started in the 2012-2013 school year, when she took initiative to provide the training for teachers in 16 schools.

The training offers strategies to help teachers boost student achievement.

Six members of the Kaala Food Services Team won team of the year. The team serves food to about 450 students, 75 staff and students in Head Start.

About 85% of Kaala students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Department officials say the team has been introducing the students to new, healthy foods the past three years.

The awards were given Friday at the Hawaii Capitol.

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