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
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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