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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Kenneth Scott Myers

Kenneth Scott Myers

USAF C-5s to High School Video Game Design

Medically retired after serving 11 years in the Air Force, SSgt Kenneth Scott Myers is now the Business and Technology Department Chair, Project Lead for the “be.next” Game Design Academy, Lathrop High School, in Lathrop, California . Myers served as a C-5 flight engineer and instructor. Dual-hatted as the squadron network administrator, he took care of all the computers, doing some programming and scheduling, when he wasn’t flying. At the time, little did he know that his computer experience and instructor duty would help him secure a second career working as a high school teacher.

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Joseph Olan

Joseph Olan

Troops to Teacher to Fullbright Scholar

Retired U.S. Army Joseph Olan was medically discharged from the Army in 2004 and had been serving as a Counter Intelligence Specialist (97B) at Fort Huachuca prior to his separation from the military. He immediately joined Troops to Teachers and has spent seven years impacting student lives. "The interpersonal communications skills the military helped me develop transferred seamlessly to my work with students. In both the military and the classroom, experiencing different personalities and backgrounds prepared me fro the diverse populations that I worked with," says Olan.

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