From Military to Teacher: Serve Again

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As the U.S. celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week and National Military Appreciation month, our colleagues at TeacherReady share their continued commitment to Service men and women, their families, and the education programs and centers of the military. Nearly 900 active duty, reserve, and retired military personnel or their family members are currently enrolled in TecherReady or have earned their professional teaching certificate through TeacherReady. Retired Army officer Heatherann Bozeman talks about her journey from military to teacher and the impact it has in her classroom.

During Military Appreciation Month and throughout the year, we salute the work of our military men and women and their family members. We appreciate the opportunity to offer them and others interested in a career transition to the teaching profession a quality, state-approved, teacher certification program to get there.


We invite you to share a Teacher Appreciation Week photo or event from your school or school district on our Facebook page at

Troops to Teachers helps active duty, career-seeking veterans, and retired military transition into teaching.  Troops to Teachers mentors candidates and offers stipends of up to $5,000 to eligible participants for educational assistance to qualify for teaching jobs. Northwest Florida Veterans interested in teaching may contact Troops to Teachers at 850-452-1241 or visit

Become a teacher with the assistance of TeacherReady. TeacherReady offers individuals an opportunity to earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida; it was developed by teachers for teachers and is a member of the NCATE/CAEP accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. For more information, contact us at 850-898-3949 or visit our Facebook page.

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