To Mr. Kane Swaney for receiving a standard certification in the state of Delaware through the state’s ART-C program, Spring 2012. Mr. Swaney received high accolades during his time in the program and has been recognized for his strong will, determination and passion within the teaching profession. The Troops to Teachers program and the State of Delaware wish you great success, Kane!
To Mr. Dave Parsons, a middle school science teacher in Winslow Township, New Jersey, who has been highlighted in the MilitaryTimes.com newspaper. Click on the below link to read more about his experience obtaining teacher certification in the state of New Jersey. http://www.militarytimes.com/careers/
To Mr. Douglas Straeter for receiving the Teacher of the Year award for the 2007-2008 school year, in his school, Charles Street Elementary, Palmyra, New Jersey. Mr. Straeter is currently an elementary teacher.
To Mr. Al Jackson for receiving the Teacher of the Year award for the 2006-2007 school year, in his school, “Wilbur Watts Intermediate” in Burlington, NJ. In addition to being a 6th grade science teacher, Mr. Jackson is also a mentor in the Troops to Teachers program.
To Mr. Walter Jackson for receiving the Teacher of the Year award for the 2006-2007 school year, in his school, “Isaiah Haines Elementary" in Browns Mills, NJ. Mr. Jackson is currently teaching 5th grade.
Congratulations to the following Troops to Teachers participants, who have received recognition awards for 5 years or more of teaching service:
Mr. Steven Bannat, Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta, NJ
Mr. Tory Bunn, East Orange High School, East Orange, NJ
Mr. Don Dixon, Stokes School, Trenton, NJ
Mr. Robert Edelschein, Willingboro Memorial School, Willingboro, NJ
Mr. Al Jackson, Wilbur Watts Elementary School, Burlington, NJ
Mr. Ruben Matos, Landis Intermediate School, Vineland, NJ
Mr. Michael Pettola, Joyce Kilmer School, Trenton, NJ
Mr. Thomas Sellner, Fred W. Martin School, Jersey City, NJ
Mr. Ronald Siebach, Milford High School, Milford, DE
Mr. Douglas Straeter, Charles Street School, Palmyra, NJ
Mr. James Weiss, Trenton Central High School, Trenton, NJ
Ms. Hilda Williams, Hillsborough Middle School, Neshanic, NJ
Troops to Teachers Making a Difference The Today Show, Feb. 21, 2013
From Troops to Teachers: Veterans Find Success in the Classroom, ABC Action News, Dec. 9, 2010
Troops Help Military Lead in Classroom, Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, July 8, 2010
Troops Finding New Service as Teachers, New York Times, 12/5/09
Outreach at McGuire AFB, New Jersey, Education Office Newsletter, 11/25/08