Troops to Teachers recently inducted four individuals into the 2013 Troops to Teachers Hall of Fame (bios of the individuals here):
General [Ret. U.S. Air Force] John Barry (Superintendent Aurora Public Schools, Colorado)
Colonel [Ret. U.S. Army] Joey Stickland (Head of Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services Retired)
Mr. Glenn Jones (Founder, Jones International University)
Lt. Colonel [Ret. U.S. Marine Corps] Thomas Chandler (Math Teacher, Highland High School; and Colorado Teacher of the Year)
In an email of the news release Troops to Teachers IT Coordinator Kim Hiebert wrote, “This year was a difficult year to choose, since there were so many that have chosen to Proudly Serve Again, in amazing ways for our Nation’s communities.”
Join us in celebrating these four individuals and the 317 TeacherReady teachers with military affiliation who have earned or are earning their professional teaching certificate to continue serving our country as a teacher. We salute the work of our military men and women and their families, and appreciate the opportunity through TeacherReady to offer them and others interested in a career transition to the teaching profession a quality, state approved, and nationally accredited online teacher certification program to get there.
Other What’s Right posts about Troops to Teachers and TeacherReady:
Photo credit to Troops to Teachers (accessed online here). Individuals from L to R: Goetz (Colorado DoE), Jones, Barry, Morgan (Troops to Teachers), Strickland, and Chandler.
TeacherReady is state approved and is the Educator Preparation Institute of the NCATE accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida. Visit the TeacherReady website or connect with them on Facebook for more information.