It’s never too late to be what you might have been. — George Elliot
There is nothing more liberating than remembering how much power you have to change your life. We forget that sometimes, wrapped up in a fog of responsibilities and repairs and emergencies and meetings and planning and whatever-the-next-thing-is-today. We forget that, in spite of everything we have piled into our daily lives, change is possible.
Many of our candidates have come to us over the years, after working in other industries, and said some version of this:
“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher…but I didn’t get a degree in education. I can’t afford to go back to school; I don’t have the [time/money/transportation/childcare/resources] to get another degree. But I’ve worked in X industry for years. That’s got to count for something. I think I could be good at this.”
We hear this from So. Many. People.
There are tens of thousands of people with experience, common sense and a calling to teach that are driven to reach out and find a way to work in education. We think it’s never to late to shift into a career as a teacher. (We are a bit biased, since we were created by the Department of Education to help people do just that.)