Across the nation, the educator shortage is impacting students every day. With fewer human resources, teachers are stretched thin - and kids need educators more than ever as we work to address the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that great education is rooted in one thing: passion, and that many people can help us address the teacher shortage while also discovering a new career that gives back in the most important way - making a difference in a student's life.
Meet five charter school teachers who found their way to the classroom through alternative pathways. While their stories and experiences are different, and certainly stray from the traditional route to teaching, they have one very important thing in common: a passion and excitement for helping students learn and grow - in the classroom and beyond.