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1 Lewis and Clark Region TROOPS TO TEACHERS Montana State University - Bozeman

2 Lewis and Clark Region Lewis & Clark Region Lewis & Clark Region Office MT ID WY SD ND 2 MN WI Air Force Base National Guard HQ Army Reserve HQ

3 Dean, College EHHD MSU Bozeman Lewis & Clark Troops to Teachers Program Manager Program Coordinator State Rep ID State Rep ND National TTT Office (DANTES) Partners Common to All States Dept. of Labor (Job Svc. LVER,DVOP, ESGR) Veterans Administration (Vets benefits, GI Bill) Department of Military Affairs (NG units,Veterans) Institutions of Higher Ed. (Vet.Rep.advisors) Teacher Preparation Programs School Districts (Administrators, placement) Military Bases/Units (AC/RC, all services) Commanders, Ed Svc Officers Veterans Support Organizations Professional Associations (military and education) Functions Common in All States: Market the program Recruit clients (register with DANTES) Assist clients in getting qualified to teach Assist clients in job placement Refer clients to other agencies - veterans support - teacher preparation programs Identify budget/resource requirements Develop relationships/coordinate with partners Identify opportunities to enhance the program MOA/Funds Track hires Stipend apps Bonus apps Nat. marketing Prog. Regis. Website Policy, Program Admin. Mentors Lewis and Clark Troops to Teachers Operating Environment Oversight/Supervision Coordination Dept. of Defense $$$$ State Rep WY Recruiting and Advising Specialist State Rep MT (covered by region ofc) State Rep SD Idaho SDOE ( certification, placement, referral) Montana OPI ( licensure, placement, referral) South Dakota OATQ (certification, placement, referral) North Dakota ESPB ( licensure, placement, referral) Wyoming PTSB ( certification, placement, referral) Minnesota MDE ( certification, placement, referral) Wisconsin DPI ( certification, placement, referral) State Rep MN/WI

4 Staff Director – Dr. Mary Leonard (MSU Assistant Professor Department of Education, retired USAR) Program Manager – LeRoy Le Gaub (retired Army) Recruiting/Advising Specialist – Byron McKinney (retired Army, former teacher) Program Coordinator– Dave Polmanteer (retired Air Force) State/Area Representatives: (part time) Idaho – Scott Fife (retired ARNG) Montana – Byron McKinney North Dakota – Marvin Zerr (current member NDNG, former teacher) South Dakota – Bill ODea (retired educator/administrator) Wyoming – Bill Hardesty (retired educator/administrator and veteran) Minnesota/Wisconsin – Charles Rick (retired USAR and educator/administrator) Mentors – 11 (5 states)

5 AK HI PR US VI TTT Office Support Agreement No Support Agreement Lewis and Clark Region TTT State Offices

6 Recruit quality teachers for Americas schools, with priority to schools serving low-income families Help relieve teacher shortages, primarily in Math, Science, Special Ed, and Vocational- Technical, but recruit all. Assist military personnel/veterans in moving to careers in K-12, public school teaching Program Purpose Per Public Law No Child Left Behind Act Lewis and Clark Region Program Purpose

7 Market Recruit Register Train (up to $5,000 stipend) Place ($10,000 bonus*) Follow Up Worldwide * total stipend + bonus not to exceed $10,000 Advising Lewis and Clark Region TTT Concept of Operations

8 Certification Requirements InformationCertification Requirements Information Teacher Training Programs InformationTeacher Training Programs Information Traditional/Alternative/Online/BlendedTraditional/Alternative/Online/Blended Links to Employment OpportunitiesLinks to Employment Opportunities Informal Assessment of Academic QualificationsInformal Assessment of Academic Qualifications Career Transition AssistanceCareer Transition Assistance Lewis and Clark Region Non-Financial Support

9 Lewis and Clark Region Eligibility for Non-Financial Support Referral and Placement Assistance Separated from active duty after 30 Sep 90 Had at least 6 years of service »OR Are in Selected Reserve w/6+ years total service

10 Stipend: Up to $5,000 to assist with teacher certification costs. Must teach in school district serving students from disadvantaged families. Current teachers may use to add endorsements in critical needs subjects Bonus: $10,000 for new* participants who teach in schools that are defined as high-need schools. Both require 3-year teaching commitment. Maximum received can not exceed $10,000. *Exception for deployed teachers Lewis and Clark Region Financial Assistance

11 Lewis and Clark Region Eligibility for Financial Assistance Bonus & Stipend Eligible Retired Active or Reserve Active duty member with one year or less before retirement Separated for physical disability on or after 8 Jan 02 Apply NLT 4 years after separation Currently serving in Reserves with 10+ years of service and commit to serving an additional 3 years Have served six years on active duty and transition into the Selected Reserve for 3 years on or after 8 Jan 02 Current teachers may be eligible for the 10K bonus when they return to teaching after a deployment

12 Lewis and Clark Region Fulfilling Teaching Obligation Participants accepting a Stipend must teach for three years in: A. Any school in a district where 20%+ (or 10,000+) of students come from families with income below the poverty level. B. A School where 50%+ of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch or a high percentage are students with disabilities SO LONG AS the school district has 10%+ of students who come from families with income below the poverty level OR

13 Lewis and Clark Region Fulfilling Teaching Obligation (Cont) Participants accepting a BONUS must teach for three years in: Any School where 50%+ of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch OR a high percentage are students with disabilities SO LONG AS the school district has 10%+ of students who come from families with income below the poverty level

14 Lewis and Clark Region Guard / Reserve Participation National Guard and Reserve eligible for program as of 2002 National Guard and Reserve participants who accept financial assistance must continue serving in the Guard or Reserves for 3 years or until retirement eligible.

15 Over 14,000 veterans entered teaching 82% male, 39% minorities Retention - 78% after three years Teaching the critical subjects Excellent performance ratings Recognition of military as source of excellent teachers Lewis and Clark Region Outcomes

16 NCO60% Officer40% Minority39% Non-Minority61% Male82% Female18% Guard/Reserve26% Active Duty74% Lewis and Clark Region Employment Trends

17 Lewis and Clark Region Teaching Level

18 Lewis and Clark Region Teaching Subject Area

19 Lewis and Clark Region Challenges 1.Current hiring climate 2.Academic preparation of some TTT clients 3.Transition experience of TTT clients Moving household Supporting family Clarifying goals Understanding teacher licensure requirements Attending school Identifying teacher preparation program 4.Clients not known in communities where they apply 5.Matching up location, endorsement, vacancy, and timing 6.Portability of licenses, teacher preparation programs and teaching experience (alternative routes)

20 Lewis and Clark Region Opportunities 1.Teacher retirements 2.Military drawdown 3.Increasing number of teacher training programs that are: Approved/Accessible/Accredited/Affordable 4.Pending TTT legislation creates more TTT teachers and quantity of schools where they can pay back obligation 5.Emphasis on quality education in America 6. Emphasis on hiring veterans

21 LEWIS AND CLARK REGIONAL OFFICE Toll free (866) (406) Director: Dr. Mary Leonard Phone: Address: Montana State University P.O. Box Reid Hall Bozeman, MT LEWIS AND CLARK REGIONAL OFFICE Program Manager: LeRoy Le Gaub Phone: Address: Montana State University P.O. Box Bozeman, MT Lewis and Clark Region Contact Information


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