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Seeking More Involvement After a stable career as an optician, Robin Larrabee moved her family to south Florida and decided to pursue a teaching career. Her children were just about school-aged and she wanted to be more educated about,…

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 has been unlike any other. Teachers have always had the power to adapt, inspire, and change lives. But in the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, these powers have been more crucial than ever before. Without…

Wanting Something Stable Like many American Board graduates, Tia Hernandez did not always know she was meant to have a teaching career. After earning her bachelor’s degree in only three years, she moved from her home in Missouri to…

Celebrating Earth Day on April 22 always provides teachers with a chance to incorporate fun environmental lessons into their curriculum. But the fun isn’t reserved for science teachers alone. In fact, it is possible to incorporate Earth Day lessons…

Transitioning from Stay-At-Home Mom to Teacher After 15 years of stay-at-home parenting, Malia decided to reenter the workforce. She knew she was good at working with children, so she took a job as a paraprofessional at a local school.…

COVID-19 has closed schools across the nation. Consequently, without missing a beat, teachers have stepped up to ensure their students still have learning opportunities. American Board has an alumni base of more than 10,000 teachers up to the task…

Middle school science teacher Nick Haas had already enrolled in a cooperative education agency to pursue his Wisconsin teaching certificate when he heard about American Board’s online teacher certification program. His wife had encouraged him to leave his business…

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