California Educators

California Educators
Videos of CalSTRS members sharing their teaching experiences.

Overview
Video William Yee
Angel Mejico

Angel Mejico
California Educators

Angel Mejico, a visual arts teacher, on the art program at El Cerrito Middle School in Corona, California.

“I think I love teaching because you can make a difference every day.”

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Karen Riggs

Karen Riggs
California Educators

Karen Riggs, a fifth-grade teacher at Cowan Fundamental Elementary, on training her first assistance dog, Temple.

“Training this dog is exactly how I treat the kids in the classroom. You have to teach certain behaviors.”

Video William Yee
Steve Davis

Steve Davis
California Educators

Steve Davis, a bicycle shop teacher at Seven Hills Middle School in Nevada City, California: “This is my passion. I love working with kids and I love working on bikes, and I’m just as fortunate as I can be to do what I’m doing.”

Video William Yee
Dan Bunz

Dan Bunz
California Educators

A first-round draft pick for the San Francisco 49ers in 1976, Dan discovered his second love in 1995 – teaching Physical Education at Sutter Middle School in Sacramento. He now also spends part of his time with special needs children at Sutter.

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Frances Cholewa

Frances Cholewa
California Educators

We take a peek into the retired life of CalSTRS member Frances Cholewa. Her CalSTRS defined benefit pension and her natural energy allow her to continue to educate the public in a unique location.