The Harold Keables Chair
honors the memory of Mr. Harold Keables, a legendary Iolani English teacher who spent his final fifteen years of teaching at Iolani from 1965 to 1980 after a first career at Denver's South High. He was named Teacher of
the Year by Life Magazine and received honorary doctorates from, among others, Yale University.
The focus of Mr. Keables' life was always his students, and it is with that commitment in mind that the Chair seeks to
bring distinguished artists, writers, and teachers to Iolani each year for a two week visit. They work primarily with students, but also with teachers and parents, to broaden horizons and shape minds as Mr. Keables did.