Coming Home Well Podcast EP#189: Bridging the Gap Between Military Experience and a Teaching Career with Dr. Kim Moore
Ever wondered how military experience can be the foundation of an education career? Join me, Dr. Tyler Pieron, as I welcome Dr. Kim Moore, a 20-year veteran of the United States Army with a doctorate in educational leadership. She shares her inspiring transition from the military to the classroom, revealing how her roles as a company commander, platform instructor, and branch chief led her to education. Dr. Moore provides a unique perspective on how the military's focus on training and teaching can offer a sturdy groundwork for veterans who aspire to be educators.
Delving into the specifics of preparing for an education career, we explore together the prerequisites - from attaining a four-year degree to navigating state certification requirements. Dr. Moore recounts her personal experiences, stressing the value of reaching out to the state's education department to grasp what it truly takes to become a certified educator. As we discuss the process of certification, we shed light on the dedication required, and the immeasurable worth of service in a classroom. Additionally, Dr. Moore gives us a glimpse into the rewards and challenges of being an educator, and how skills honed in the military seamlessly translate into an education career.
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