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Troops to Teachers

The Troops to Teachers program is a benefit provided by the Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support to qualifying military personnel. The program assists veterans from across the country in their efforts to participate in another rewarding area of public service by sharing their knowledge and experiences with America's youth as professional educators. Qualifying members may be eligible to receive career counseling, job placement assistance and financial assistance. To find out more about how you can make a difference in the classroom as a professional educator, contact the Troops to Teachers National Office at 1-850-452-1950 or visit

Please note that as of October 1, 2016, Troops to Teachers Regional Offices are closed until further notice.

Review the October 1, 2015 Troops to Teachers Program Update
Review the October 1, 2014 Troops to Teachers Program Update
Review the October 1, 2013 Troops to Teachers Program Update

Contact Information:

Robert P. Mellace III
Teacher Quality Coordinator
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Building 6, Room 304
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: 1.800.982.2378 (toll free)
Phone: 1.304.558.7010