About the Author
Frances Kakugawa is a retired Hawaii educator. Originally from the Big Island, she taught for many years in the Hawaii public school system, as well as serving as a teacher trainer and curriculum writer/lecturer for the University of Hawaii and the State Dept. of Education. She has also taught in classrooms in Michigan and Micronesia. Through her workshops and speaking engagements, she is a leading advocate of the power of poetry to enrich the lives of children, the elderly and those who care for them.