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Every Child Counts
March 6, 2006

WHAT:  Troops to Teachers
WHEN: Friday, March 9, 1 p.m. 
WHERE: Aurora Frontier K-8 media center, 3200 S. Jericho Way, Aurora, CO


ATTENTION!!  All retired military personnel, please report to Aurora Public Schools…we want YOU!!

APS is reaching into the ranks to create a more diverse teaching staff in its  schools.  It is the first metro-Denver school district to partner with Troops to Teachers, a Department of Education hire-in-advance program.

Troops to Teachers, helps school districts recruit quality teachers for schools that serve students from low-income families, while relieving teacher shortages and assisting military personnel in making successful transitions to second careers in teaching.

Retirees can move from the front lines to the front of the classroom, and help APS fill much needed teaching positions in math, science and special education classes.   

Depending on their educational background, military retirees can be teaching students in as little as nine months.  Troops to Teachers helps retirees find military friendly schools, online courses and can even help them find scholarships to earn their teaching license. 

On March 9, APS will welcome the first Troops to Teachers hires, Navy Chief Petty Officer David Olsen and Army Colonel Thomas Duffy.  The new hires will sign their contracts and be welcomed by Superintendent John L. Barry.   

**Attn:  News desk/reporters/photographers---interviews and b-roll available.  Follow our newest teacher recruits in to classrooms to talk with students.  Speak to Troops to Teachers staff.

Melissa Reeves, APS Communication Specialist, #303-344-8060 ext. 28015


Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: grduran@aps.k12.co.us

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