Stillman to begin recruiting ex-military personnel to teach in public schools
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Stillman College will begin recruiting former military personnel to teach in public schools.
The program is called Troops to Teachers. The grant is for $400,000 and runs five years.
Troops to Teachers provides Stillman College with the resources to recruit highly qualified service people to teach. It also provides guidance on state teacher certification and education requirements leading to teaching jobs.
Stillman is the only school in Alabama to get this grant. Organizers want to convince the future teachers that they could do the most good in schools in Alabama’s Black Belt.
“It’s like winning the Super Bowl for us here at Stillman College to be able to have a grant that allows us to let my brothers and sisters in arms find jobs teaching, but then also help hard to serve schools,” explained Derwin Dubose, the Executive Director Veterans and Military Affairs at Stillman College.
There could be an additional bonus to encourage these former service members join the program and work in certain schools. The Department of Defense also provides a $10,000 bonus for people willing to teach in hard to staff schools.
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