Leading to Serve: Maurine King
Ryan Su


Maurine King has dedicated nearly six decades of service to Hawaii Baptist Academy. In her 52 years of teaching, she has influenced thousands of students, many of whom now affectionately call her their friend. Even though she is happily retired, she continues to be involved at HBA and volunteers as a reading coach for kindergartners and a writer for the Soaring Eagle newsletter.

Maurine came to HBA in 1960 after completing her undergraduate studies at California Baptist College. During her tenure as a teacher, Maurine taught English, Spanish, social studies, and Advanced Placement History courses. She was also advisor for the yearbook, Model UN, National Honor Society, Mind Games Club, Quilting Club, and Mock Trial team.

Today, Maurine makes wall quilts to give away to Hoola Na Pua’s “Pearl Haven” therapeutic shelter for trafficked girls, the Institute for Human Services (IHS) recovery houses, and for Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV). She also turns out hundreds of “blankies” for children and donates books for KKV. Her motto is, “When life gives you scraps, make quilts!”  

KHON 2 News recently featured her and her heart to serve:

This story is from our Leading to Serve series, where members of our HBA family make positive impacts in their communities. Click here to see more.