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Video thumbnail of Make the Switch featuring Tom Torlakson Make the Switch: Tom Torlakson External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 4:13)
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, a science teacher and coach, talks about the Make the Switch campaign, his former life in the classroom and what he enjoyed most about being a teacher.

Video thumbnail of Make the Switch Chef Raean Gaddoni Make the Switch: Chef Raean Gaddoni External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:10)
Chef Raean Gaddoni is a professional chef that worked in the catering and events industry and as a part-time culinary instructor at the college level before joining Argonaut High School in the Amador Unified School District in 2012.

Video thumbnail of 2018 California School Recognition Program 2018 California School Recognition Program External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 4:03)
Tom Torlakson attended a special event and shared his thoughts on the important work that the dedicated teachers and administrators are doing every day to ensure California students succeed.


Video thumbnail of Make the Switch Become a Teacher Make the Switch: Become a Teacher External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:45)
The California Department of Education's Make the Switch: Become a Teacher campaign, profiles professionals who have left non-education careers to become teachers.


Video thumbnail of Torlakson's visit to CHIME Institute Superintendent Torlakson Visits CHIME Institute External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 5:27)
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson visited CHIME and saw first-hand why CHIME is considered a model for other schools not only in California but throughout the country.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 13, 2018
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    Information on how to access prerecorded audio and video, Webcasts, podcasts, still pictures, and PowerPoint presentations of the California Department of Education.
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    The California Department of Education’s Make the Switch Become a Teacher campaign, profiles professionals who have left non-education careers to become teachers.
  • Make the Switch: Chef Raean Gaddoni
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  • Superintendent Torlakson Visits CHIME Institute
    State Superintendent Tom Torlakson recently visited CHIME and saw first-hand why CHIME is considered a model for other schools not only in California but throughout the country.
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