Image of Testifier “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
AL
Alabama
Image of Testifier "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
CA
California
Image of Testifier 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
MN
Minnesota
Image of Testifier Get into an education program at a university that does transition to teaching. It is a very complicated process and you need a support team.
John Sobonya, SMSgt (Ret.), USAF
English
KS
Kansas
Image of Testifier 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
MO
Missouri