Jorge Eduardo Pulleiro

Jorge Eduardo Pulleiro

U.S. Army, 1999-2005

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.

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Marcheta Gail Hightower

Marcheta Gail Hightower

Lieutenant, US Navy (Ret) to Special Education

“Teaching after serving in the military is important because you have another opportunity to give back to your country. While my position has shifted from Lieutenant to teacher, I am still serving the community at large. I believe education should be highly valued because we are informing those who might one day go to protect their countries. Working with those in need helps me further my passion of educating and serving others.”

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Heatheranne Bozeman, Captain, US Army (Ret)

Heatheranne Bozeman, Captain, US Army (Ret)

Work Force Educator, TV Production

"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 TTT experience: https://youtu.be/U1JREWLImZI


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John A. Fedorowicz

John A. Fedorowicz

Navy Intelligence Officer to Chemistry Teacher

John A. Fedorowicz, U.S. Navy (ret), served proudly for 25 years from 1988 - 2013. Thankfully he realized his love of teaching and continues to serve in a high school chemistry classroom at Indian River High School, Chesapeake, VA.  

I was assigned to the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) where I was initially assigned as the Curriculum/Instructional Standards Officer (CISO). After a year, I also began teaching intelligence-related subjects involving operational intelligence. During this time, I realized I enjoyed figuring out how to put together information on a topic and how to best explain it to students. I enjoyed the challenge of making topics relevant and interesting to students.

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Spencer Martin, STEM Teacher

Spencer Martin, STEM Teacher

From One Front Line to Another in the Field of Teaching

As a swarm of students darted through the narrow hallways of Sunnyside High School in Sunnyside, Wash., math teacher and 20-year Navy veteran, Spencer Martin, kept watch from a classroom doorway. 

Amongst the shouts of hellos from students, came the voice of a senior that hadn't uttered a word to Martin since telling him, "I hate you," during her freshmen year.  

 

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Principal Ernie Rosado

Principal Ernie Rosado

Mission Statement: “Do the Right Thing!”

Principal Ernie Rosado is the epitome of doing what’s right in life; serving his country, pursuing personal and professional goals, taking care of family, and giving back to his community, “Teaching in the classroom was awesome. But moving into administration directly affects the schools' culture and teaching style of the building. Start a culture of caring. If they know you care, they’ll do the work. It’s the personal touch."

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