“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.”
"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."
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.
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.
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.