Image of Testifier Teaching after serving in the military is important because … It gives us the opportunity to continue to mentor and lead others to be strong contributors to society. It is another form of service to your town, your state, and to your country. We know what high standards are and we can share that with others.
Renee Johnson, E-7, U.S. Navy (Ret)
Special Education Teacher, Goodwin-Frazier Elementary School, New Braunfels
TX
Texas
Image of Testifier "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." https://www.wdel.com/news/education-first-from-master-sergeant-to-master-of-the-classroom/article_c479c644-f69e-11e8-b8bc-df28a43783da.html
Kane Swaney, U.S. Air Force (Ret)
Technology and Engineering Teacher, Caesar Rodney High School
DE
Delaware
Image of Testifier 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
CO
Colorado
Image of Testifier 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
NJ
New Jersey
Image of Testifier "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
ID
Idaho