“From ROTC, to active duty, to retiring, and DANTES helping me transition into the new world through the Troops to Teachers program, it all came together and I said here’s my time to show’em what a retired Air Force officer can do. It was a blessing.”
~Ernie Rosado, Major (Ret.), USAF, Principal, Gulf Shores High School
"There were no challenges with TTT. It was surprisingly simple. The biggest help was paying for a bunch of classes to get that credential, so the stipend was a huge help. Without it, I don't know if I would have dropped teaching but it would have made life a lot more difficult... It was absolutely painless. They've been quick to respond to questions and it's just been great."
~Kenneth Scott Myers, USAF Computer Operations and Video Game Design, High School
Troops to Teachers teachers are trained to be professional, but the cool under the collar that comes from learning to deal with true pressure, in the Army, is an immeasurable aid to classroom management for many of today's students who are battling poverty/class and racial pressures.
~Garry Fay, United States Army Math, Science, ESL, Spanish
Troops to Teachers provided that wonderful cash stipend when I finished, and was there for job finding assistance then, too. I have found the Troops to Teachers folks to be the easiest to work with government people I've ever met in my life.
~Steve Imerman, 1SG (Ret.), United States Army Special Education
Troops to Teachers assisted in finding employment by emailing upcoming job fairs, position announcements, and positive encouragement. My advice to other military members contemplating the teaching route: patience is the key and discuss options as much as possible with your advisors.
~Elain Greer, Tsgt (Ret.), USAF Special Education, Elementary
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Current, separated and retired members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps,Coast Guard, Reserve components and National Guard are eligible for Troops to Teachers program services. A member selected to participate in the program before separation or retirement may continue to participate after separation or retirement as long as the discharge is characterized as honorable.
For participants requesting a stipend or bonus, additional conditions apply.
If you are a current member of the Armed Forces or have an honorable discharge, you can apply for the Troops to Teachers program. Once your application is processed, the Troops to Teachers National Office will notify you by email of which services you are eligible to receive based on your military service time, education, and application date.
Troops to Teachers national office facilitates employment by reviewing qualifications and connecting participants with hiring officials. Participants can CLICK HERE to view the latest teaching opportunities posted.
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