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Troops to Teachers Showcase


Bullet To Mr. Al Jackson, middle school teacher in Burlington County, NJ, who was highlighted as the Troops to Teachers "Teacher of the Month" in the January edition of the DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) bulletin.  His story is highlighted on page 5 of the DANTES bulletin.

Bullet To Mr. Kane Swaney, who received his standard teaching certification through the state of Delaware's ART-C program, for being highlighted as a star Troops to Teachers' teacher in the DANTES public information bulletin in 2014!  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!

Bullet To Mr. Dave Parsons, a middle school science teacher in Winslow Township, New Jersey, who has been highlighted in the newspaper.  Click on the below link to read more about his experience obtaining teacher certification in the state of New Jersey.

Bullet 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.

Bullet  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.

Bullet  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:

Bullet Point Mr. Steven Bannat, Pope John XXIII High School, Sparta, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. Tory Bunn, East Orange High School, East Orange, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. Don Dixon, Stokes School, Trenton, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. Robert Edelschein, Willingboro Memorial School, Willingboro, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. Al Jackson, Wilbur Watts Elementary School, Burlington, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. Ruben Matos, Landis Intermediate School, Vineland, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. Michael Pettola, Joyce Kilmer School, Trenton, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. Thomas Sellner, Fred W. Martin School, Jersey City, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. Ronald Siebach, Milford High School, Milford, DE
Bullet Point Mr. Douglas Straeter, Charles Street School, Palmyra, NJ
Bullet Point Mr. James Weiss, Trenton Central High School, Trenton, NJ
Bullet Point Ms. Hilda Williams, Hillsborough Middle School, Neshanic, NJ


Bullet Troops to Teachers Helps Students and Veterans Alike, December 2014

Bullet Troops to Teachers Participant Recognized for Excellence, Spring 2014

Bullet Troops to Teachers Making a Difference The Today Show, Feb. 21, 2013

Bullet From Troops to Teachers:  Veterans Find Success in the Classroom, ABC Action News,  Dec. 9, 2010

Bullet Troops Help Military Lead in Classroom, Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, July 8, 2010

Bullet Troops Finding New Service as Teachers, New York Times, 12/5/09