Teaching is Rewarding

Hi, my name is Juana Diaz and I got my credential from Chico State in 2008. I would say that the most rewarding aspect of my career is the opportunity to form relationships with my students. To really get to know them. It’s such a wonderful gift to be able to know what their struggles are, what their interests are, and to be able to get to know their families and to understand where they’re coming from. The advice that I would give any Chico State student contemplating in becoming a teacher, is if you know that you’re a caring individual who is open to new experiences, to learning every day and who enjoys being around children and young adolescents then, they should definitely become a teacher because it’s so necessary in the world.