There is a great article that highlights why we do what we do at Teachers of Tomorrow – helping people change their careers so that every student has a great teacher. In Indiana, Police Captain Michael Elder has transitioned from the force to the classroom, now teaching 11 and 12-year-olds math, science, social studies and English.
This is his first year as a teacher for Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58 in the Indianapolis Public Schools district. Elder always dreamed of becoming a teacher.
“I was an instructor for IMPD for probably 29 of my 32 years that I was there, so I always liked to teach,” said Elder.
“I found this program, Teachers of Tomorrow, and it was a transition of taking my bachelors and turning into an education degree,” said Elder, “We talked and talked and in October of last year we were eating dinner and my wife goes, ‘is this something you really want to do?’ I said yeah, and she said, ‘let’s look into it.’”
“This was the area that I patrolled on late shift,” said Elder, “A lot of things have changed since 1986.”
This is such a great story and why we do this. People want to give back to the community by becoming a teacher through a program like Teachers of Tomorrow.
Congratulations to Michael Elder for teaching in Indiana!!