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.
Secondary Social Studies teacher, Central Academy
11th &12th grade college seminar, writing & speech teacher, Voyageur College Prep
English as a Second Language teacher, Summit Academy North Elementary
6th grade teacher, Three Oaks Public School Academy
Kindergarten teacher, Black River Public Schools
There's never been a more critical time to answer the call of becoming an educator - and there are so many modern options when it comes to getting certified and trained for the classroom. If you have a passion for children, and are seeking a career that empowers you to build powerful relationships and shape the minds of tomorrow, teaching is YOUR calling. Fill out this form, and our Professional Innovators in Teaching team will reach out to help you learn more about beginning your alternative certification journey.