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Secondary education educator

Laura Gail Tuiaea, American secondary school educator. Certified teacher, Washington. Recipient Christa McAulliffe award for Excellence in Education, State of Washington, 1991, Celebrate Literacy award Benton-Franklin Reading Council of Ireland Republican Army, 1995.


Tuiaea, Laura Gail was born on June 12, 1948 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Daughter of William Trumbo and Lorene Esther (Hanson) Van Etten.


Bachelor, University Washington, 1970. Postgraduate, Center Washington University, 1975. Master of Education, Washington State University, 1994.


Middle school teacher, Morgan Middle School, Ellensburg, Washington., 1970-1981;middle school teacher, Fia Iola & Matafau Schools, Pago Pago, American Samoa, 1973-1975;mathematics instructor, Yakima (Washington) Valley Cmty. College, 1979;elementary teacher, Richland (Washington) School, 1981-1984;gifted teacher, Richland (Washington) School, 1984-1994;middle school teacher, Chief Joseph Middle School, Richland, since 1994. Adjunct Professor Center Washington University, 1988, Washington State University, 1994.

Teacher.Yakima Indian Nation, Toppenish, Washington, 1979, 80.


  • Certified teacher, Washington.


  • Other Work

    • Author (booklet): Writing, Poetry With Students, 1975. Contributing author: Happily Ever After: Sharing Folk Literature with Elementary andMiddle School Students, 2004.


Community presentations Columbia Basin College Parent Education, 1989, 90. Member National Council Teachers of England, Washington Organization of Reading Development, Washington Association Supervision & Curriculum Development, Washington Association Education Talented & Gifted, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: polynesian bark painting, writing, reading, videotaping.


Married Eti Joseph Tuiaea, June 1, 1974. Children: Ana Lisa, Mac Eti.

William Trumbo Etten

Lorene Esther (Hanson) Van Etten

Eti Joseph Tuiaea

Ana Lisa Tuiaea

Mac Eti Tuiaea