Updated September 27, 2021
Crystal is an educator at Tuatoo-Alofau Elementary School in American Samoa. She is responsible for managing, supervising, and educating the young minds in her classroom. Crystal recently served as a leader on her school's accreditation committee, the Social Studies Committee Chairperson, and currently serves as the English Language Arts Committee Chairperson. On top of these duties, Crystal also serves as an advisor with the University of Hawaii's Master of Education Curriculum Studies online program and a writing assistant with the University of Hawaii's Bachelor of Education Territorial Teacher Training Aid Program in American Samoa. Her duties include educating teachers, editing their work and analyzing their lessons and grammar. In addition, Crystal works as a Praxis Itutor, specializing in the Reading and Writing portions of this test. Since the Praxis Itest is a requirement for educators in the territory, tutors are in high demand but only those with high passing scores are considered for this position. Crystal is also currently enrolled in the University of Hawaii's Learning Design and Technology Ph.D. program and is expected to graduate Spring 2020. While Crystal does have quite a number of duties and responsibilities, she is excited at the prospect of being able to participate in the program.
Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Applauds 33rd APIPA Conference for Strengthening Public Accountability in Island Areas
Sep 22, 2022Ciara
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs applauds the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) on completing its 33rd annual conference, held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. More than 500 government financial accountability officials attended...Read More
Sep 15, 2022Jason
The Palau Economic Advisory Group (EAG), newly constituted to provide recommendations on how the United States can best contribute to the long-term economic stability and resilience of the island, convened its initial meeting Aug. 22-26, 2022. The goal of this first meeting was to learn about the...Read More
Sep 12, 2022Jason
The 2022 Palau Economic Brief and Presentation is produced annually to present an independent assessment of the Republic of Palau’s economic performance and policy environment, as well as independently verified economic statisticsRead More
Aug 29, 2022Ciara
Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, gives a warm welcome APIPA 2022 Conference participants.Read More
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.