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educator , children's book author

Gladys Akiko Shiroma, American children's book author, retired educator.

Background

Shiroma, Gladys Akiko was born on November 25, 1935 in Honolulu. Daughter of Thomas Seigi and Grace Tsuruko (Shimabukuro) Yonashiro.

Education

Bachelor of Education, University Hawaii, 1974. Diploma, Institute Children's Literature, Redding Ridge, Connecticut, 1986.

Career

Elementary teacher, Windward Department Education, Honolulu, 1975-1990;teacher English as Second Language, Windward Adult School, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Views

Faith in God is more than a theoretical belief in Him. To have faith in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on belief in Him. It is a principle of action and power.

Membership

Block representative Keapuka Association, 1963-1995, vice president Keapuka Community Association. Member Neighborhood Board, Kaneohe, 1980. Member National Education Association, Hawaii Okinawa Ken Heritage Club, Hui Ohaulima, Hawaii Education Association, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Oahu Retired Teachers Association, American Association Retired Persons, Farmington High School Alumni Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sewing, playing the organ, volunteer teaching, dancing.

Connections

Married Wilfred Tateshi Shiroma. Children: Glenda Aiko Molina, Leigh Ann Sadako Gorai, Alison Harumi Adams, Wendy Kimie Smits, Ross Kazuo Shiroma.

father:
Thomas Seigi Yonashiro

mother:
Grace Tsuruko (Shimabukuro) Yonashiro

spouse:
Wilfred Tateshi Shiroma

children:
Glenda Aiko Molina Shiroma

Leigh Ann Sadako Gorai Shiroma

Alison Harumi Adams Shiroma

Wendy Kimie Smits Shiroma

Ross Kazuo Shiroma