Sarah Rhodes von Pfister
A tutor and governess, but also a trusted mentor and confidante to one of Hawaiʻi’s Queens. Sarah played an important role in her growing up during her adolescence. Widowed, Sarah managed to get along by teaching school, which filled a long-felt want in the community.
Then came the new special student for Sarah Rhodes von Pfister. At the age of five, the child had entered the Chiefs’ Children’s School. Sarah not only taught the young girl, she also became her friend. The girl became Queen Emma.