From troops to teachers. We are talking about a program that helps veterans take their leadership skills and values into the classroom.

North Branford High School teacher and Teacher Ambassador for “Teach Connecticut,” Lauren Danner, was on Good Morning Connecticut at Nine to tell us how it works in the video above. 

Connecticut Troops to Teachers is a program for all service members and Veterans to receive assistance in transitioning their leadership, core values and acquired skills to a career in teaching.

Connecticut Troops to Teachers provides access to:

* Career counseling for Veterans by Veterans

* Program coordinators and faculty advisors at each of the Connecticut State Universities

* Committed Veteran mentors from moment of enrollment through successful employment

* A support network of aspiring and experienced Veteran educators

* Hiring officials in Connecticut partner districts

For more information and to stay up to date on Connecticut Troops to Teachers events, follow the Connecticut State Department of Education on social media.

Follow the Connecticut Troops to Teachers program at the Connecticut State Department of Education Twitter: @EducateCT and on Facebook: @ctdepartmentofeducation

Follow the national Troops to Teachers program on social media  on Twitter: @TTT_DANTES and on Facebook: @TTT.DANTES.