Who’s your favorite teacher?
Marion Harmon (Master of Public Administration, ’07)
I vividly recall my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Crum. She was a very kind and uplifting person, and she spent the entire school year encouraging my love for reading and writing. She gave me the advanced reading and writing exercises once I had finished the regular assignments, and without telling me, she entered a poem I had written for class in an Oakland Tribune children’s poetry contest.
When I won the contest, she presented me with my poem in the newspaper—my first published piece! I was surprised and thrilled, and I’m grateful to Mrs. Crum and the teachers after her who helped me discover my own special skills and talents.
This spring, our editorial staff met a group of special educators. From alums who are now teachers to Chico State Education students and faculty, they all had one thing in common: they truly care about providing a quality education to their students. The School of Education graduates about 240 credentialed teachers each year, many of whom work throughout the North State, shaping the future of our region by inspiring the next generation to greatness.
Who was your favorite teacher? What made that teacher special? Let us know, and we’ll publish your answer in the next issue of Chico Statements. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Marion Harmon; Public Affairs and Publications; CSU, Chico; Chico, CA 95929-0040.
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