The Adult Evening and Online Program (AEOP) at Chaminade University will host an advance screening of the documentary “American Teacher,” Saturday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m. in Ching Conference Center in Eiben Hall, on its main campus, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. This event is free and open to the public.

The film “American Teacher” chronicles the lives of four public school teachers as they question the effect of their profession on their lives. For teachers, or for anyone interested in pursuing a career in education, the documentary, “American Teacher” reveals the unexpected rewards and consequences experienced by four public school teachers, addressing the question, “why teach?” The film corrects any assumption that teaching is easy or overpaid and focuses on the coping strategies of those dedicated to their work.

“The film depicts the realities of the teaching profession and would be good for those interested in teaching to get a better idea of what the profession entails,” Chaminade’s Adult Evening and Online Program (AEOP) representative, Elisha Kim said.

Produced by the Teacher Salary Project, a non-profit project, the feature-length documentary is based on the New York Times bestselling book Teachers Have it Easy: the Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers.  The film follows different teachers who live and work in urban and rural areas, and shows the different milestones in their careers.

Chaminade’s dean of Education, Joseph Peters, will give a closing message and answer questions.

To RSVP, go to: or contact Elisha Kim at or 739-8326.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander serving institution, Chaminade offers courses at its main campus located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, and eight satellite locations around Oahu. Chaminade University is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and looks forward to increased opportunities to promote environmental sustainability. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711.

For media contact: Kapono Ryan at or (808) 735-4797 or cell 429-2972.