California Educator

February / March 2019

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As educators, we put others ahead of ourselves. It's so nice that California Casualty recognizes everything our teachers are doing to be there for our kids." —Cris Dunlap, principal of Paradise Intermediate School A scene in the video "From the Ashes": Dan Owen teaches seventh-grade history in a makeshift classroom in a vacant Orchard Supply Hardware store in Chico. The video, by Tava Kessler, documents how Paradise Intermediate School educators and students are resilient in the face of challenges at their temporary site. View it at Principal Cris Dunlap, one of 35 PINT staff members who lost a home in the fire, says the offer means a lot to everyone. "We've focused so much on giving students a learning space and place to be with their teachers and friends. As educators, we put others ahead of ourselves. It's so nice that California Casualty recognizes the valor of our teachers and everything they are doing to be there for our kids and to keep the district going." She added that it's important for staff to continue to bond with students, providing a sense of normalcy for a community that has been decimated. California Casualty field marketing manager Christy Forward, who dedicated time working at the Chico Regional Resource Center during the fire, lives and works in the area. "is is our way to give back. We realize there are many needs, but this is something that we could do. is group is the most positive, resilient people who I have had the opportunity to work with." "We've seen the dedication of administrators, teachers and staff firsthand, and we're proud to show our appreciation," adds Mike McCormick, California Casualty senior vice president. Eon Office designers will work with PINT staff to create the school lounge of their dreams. The finished project will be revealed later this spring. e lounge will be relocated back at Paradise Intermediate School once repairs there are completed. California Casualty will be giving a School Lounge Makeover to another lucky school this year. CTA members can enter at e entry deadline is July 12, with a winner announced later that month. California Casualty has partnered with CTA to provide mem- bers auto and home insurance tailored to their professional needs since 1951. Headquartered in S an Mateo, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown fam- ily. To learn more, or to request an auto insurance quote, visit or, or call 800-800-9410. 63 F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 019

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