Christina Thai (Photo: Taylor Wiles)
CSUEB alumna on why she loves teaching history
- October 24, 2012 5:00am
South San Francisco Patch interviewed Cal State East Bay alumna Christina Thai, South San Francisco High School's new social science teacher.
Thai is beginning of her sixth year of teaching. Prior to SSF High School, she taught for one year at James Logan High School in Union City, three years at Newark Junior High School in Newark, and one year at the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District's Independent Studies Program in Mountain View.
The best part of her job? “....Working with innovative, young minds,” she said. “Kids often see things from a different angle and though they may not always articulate what they are thinking clearly, they almost always have something of substance to say and contribute. I love seeing the students engaged and excited about learning, especially since many of them think they hate history.”
Thai earned both her bachelors and masters in history from Cal State East Bay.
California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.