Teacher Testimonies

Transition to Teaching in South Carolina – Education Article

Career Changing In South Carolina Angela Adamian fell in love with teaching while her own children were in school. “Working with them on homework, inspiring in them a love for learning; I really enjoyed it.” Once Angela’s children were old enough, she was ready to re-enter the workforce. The problem, however, was that Angela realized she didn’t want to go back to work using her paralegal certificate. She considered going to law school but ultimately, after much soul searching, knew…

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Make A Difference Through Teaching: A Missouri Teacher’s Experience – Education Article

Desire to Do Good Kyle Smith studied communications and marketing in college. An athletic guy, he attended Northwestern University on a football scholarship. After college, Kyle entered the corporate world; first in marketing and then working for major tech companies. Despite his success in the field, however, Kyle realized something was missing. He says, “I got frustrated feeling like I was doing nothing positive for the world.” Kyle wanted to make a difference, but he didn’t immediately know it would…

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Transition to Teaching in Florida – Education Article

Seeking More Involvement After a stable career as an optician, Robin Larrabee moved her family to south Florida and decided to pursue a teaching career. Her children were just about school-aged and she wanted to be more educated about, and involved with, their schooling experience. For that reason, Robin capitalized on her English degree and began the transition to teaching in Florida. “What If I love This?” Robin got involved at her local school and quickly fell in love with…

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State Spotlight: Pennsylvania Teacher Certification – Education Article

More Teachers Needed Pennsylvania schools are not immune to the teacher shortage. In fact, the number of undergraduate education majors in the state has declined by 55 percent over the last 20 years. As a result of this drop, fewer new teachers are entering the profession and it is becoming increasingly difficult for schools to staff their classrooms. Recognizing the need for more teachers in the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved the expansion of American Board’s teacher certification program. For…

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American Board Alum Corey Nordike Shares His Story – Education Article

The American Board has certified over 10,000 teachers across the country in the last two decades. With so many educators in the field holding an American Board certification, we thought we’d check in on some of our alumni to hear their stories.  Candidates of the American Board alternative teacher certification program have one year to pass their exams and earn their certificate, allowing them to secure a teaching job in their state. But the majority of our candidates finish the…

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