“I am a #Teacher. I Make a Difference.” A Message from Matt, a @TeacherReady Teacher

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Matt, TeacherReady Teacher in Colorado

 

Matthew represents one of over 600 men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and chose TeacherReady® to again serve their country, this time as a certified classroom teacher. In his drive to become a classroom teacher, Matthew participated in the Troops to Teachers program. Like other service members who become teachers, Mr. Knight brings passion, a commitment to helping kids, and experience to his school.

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Matthew describes the Field Day that he facilitated as a new teacher: My principal estimated that at its peak we had around 2,000 people at our Field Day. The most important thing for me was that the kids had a great time and my principal was very happy with everything. I am happy that the kids had an unforgettable last Field Day… My biggest regret was that we didn’t have a lot of time with the media to coordinate all of our activities. [The FOX station helicopter and reporters attended!] I would have liked to have had an opportunity to talk with them beforehand so that we could have kept more of the focus on the kids and not on the broadcast.

 

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TeacherReady® is state approved and is the Educator Preparation Institute of the NCATE accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida. Visit the TeacherReady website or connect with them on Facebook for more information.

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