"I would say people should try this program. They will help you in many different ways and our experience from the military helps us become excellent teachers. It really helps us once they see your work ethic and your dedication--it really makes you become a valued member in the department of education, as a whole."
~Kane Swaney, U.S. Air Force (Ret) Technology and Engineering Teacher, Caesar Rodney High School
Named the 2018 Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Association of Science Teachers, Daniel Ganoza continues to serve his community and tomorrow’s youth by providing learning experiences that engage students in the real world applications of science. With the help of Troops to Teachers (TTT), Ganoza became a biology, environmental science, and global science teacher, who is discovering the beauty of science along with his students. Read more… https://gazette.com/news/air-force-veteran-awarded-classroom-medal-science-teacher-of-the/article_47b630a8-d249-11e8-8bc8-6bcf92c960d8.html
~Daniel Ganoza, U.S. Air Force, Lt Col (Ret) Science Teacher, Woodland Park High School
Jackson said he is always excited to hear from students after they’ve left his classroom; during his year with them, they’re often just beginning to figure out who they are and what they want to do with their lives. “I really love what I do, and I try to make an impact and difference in their lives,” Jackson said. READ MORE: https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/20190227/retired-serviceman-living-teaching-dream-in-burlington-city
~Al Jackson, U.S. Air Force, Master Sergeant (Ret) Science Teacher, Wilbur Watts Intermediate School
"Teaching after serving in the military is important because … as a soldier you learned to be an effective leader and acquired the necessary skills to assist others. It’s so rewarding to know that this can be transferred to the classroom. The life of a soldier is filled with multiple experiences that have helped him/her become a true leader accompanied by amazing attributes, such as loyalty, selfless service, courage, duty, honor, and more. To stand before students and positively impact their lives with his/her example is truly a vocation of a lifetime."
~Jorge Eduardo Pulleiro, U.S.Army 1999-2005 Spanish Language Arts Dual Immersion Teacher, Wood River Middle School
"Using my military experience and training for teaching helped me be a successful educator in the classroom (Mississippi), and prepared me for my role as the first person to open a special education consultancy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)."
~Marcheta Hightower, Lieutenant, US Navy (Ret) Special Education
"I'm that person when I was in uniform and they would thank me for my service, it just seemed like 'No way, I'm so grateful for the military' and for the service they gave me and it's kind of the same with teaching. They're the ones (the students) that keep teaching and growing me. So, if you look at your time in the military as what it's brought to you, then teaching is gonna be the same way." Watch the Army video highlighting her story: https://youtu.be/U1JREWLImZI
~Heatherann Bozeman, Captain, US Army (Ret) Work Force Educator, TV Production
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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.
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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 Program Office will notify you by email of which services you are eligible to receive based on your military service time, education, and application date.
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