The Texas Troops to Teachers state grant office is ready and waiting to help service members and veterans transition into a teaching career in Texas. Visit their website, https://www.texastroopstoteachers.org/, to learn about the requirements and benefits of teaching. They provide in person briefings at military installations. They also offer virtual briefings and have trained program staff who provide guidance and counseling for the Troops to Teachers program.
Bryan Forney is a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel who overcame life-threatening injuries while on active duty and now serves as a math and science teacher at Innovation Central High School in the Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Nicole Harp is an Army veteran who has found a calling in the classroom as part of her post-military career and has dedicated herself to meeting the needs of her students at the David Ellis Academy in Detroit, Michigan. #proudMIeducator is a Michigan Department of Education initiative that aims to acknowledge, elevate, and celebrate the work of great educators in the State of Michigan.
Richard Boone is a nontraditional teacher in a dream job. Retired AF SMSgt Boone organizes each class much like a small squadron, dividing students into groups to conquer tasks they might face in the real world. One of the first lessons his sixth-graders learn is how to cook an over-hard egg sandwich.
After her military service, retired Army Captain Heatherann Bozeman found her new calling in a high school classroom. With the help of the Troops to Teachers program, she was able to transition smoothly from one career into the other.