More specifically, the DoED is looking for teachers in special education, secondary mathematics, and secondary science. The need is so great that the DoED is recruiting in mainland cities like Dallas, Chicago, New York, Newark, Portland, and Los Angeles for teachers willing to relocate.
Although it looks and feels like paradise, there are a few notable cons to teaching in Hawaii; the largest being the notoriously high cost of living. Hawaii Now shared the positive experience of Brittney Driggs, however, who's been teaching special education for six years at Mililani High School after relocating from New Jersey. Driggs said many told her she would be a "one-year wonder," meaning she'd give up and move back after a year. Clearly, that was not the case, and after six years she said, "I know the pay isn't as good as the Mainland, but I think it's worth it."