2024 Hall of Fame Nominee
2023 Teacher of the Year for the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)
Natalie Lalagos is a NBCT Spanish Instructor and New Teacher Mentor at Kealakehe High School in Kailua-Kona, HI. Lalagos is the 2023 Teacher of the Year for the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT) and received the Hawai’i Association of Language Teachers (HALT) Award for Teaching Excellence in 2022. She also received the Hawaii Social Justice Educator Award for 2022-23 and is a Hawai’i State Teacher Fellow (2022-24), along with being named a 2020 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. Lalagos holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University where she graduated cum laude.