Videos of CalSTRS members sharing their teaching experiences.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
We spend a day with CalSTRS member Dr. Genevieve Shepherd, principal at Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet school in Los Angeles.