Glenn Jenkins’ Story: The Career Changer

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Glenn Jenkins, 4th/5th grade teacher, Dick Scobee Elementary School, Auburn School District

Glenn’s career-changing pathway to education

How did you get certified as a teacher?

I went back to school age 40 at Heritage University’s Bachelor’s degree in Education program.

How did you pay for school?

I continued working full-time as a telecom engineer while in school. It wasn’t easy juggling work, a full load of classes, and parenting, but I knew teaching would be a rewarding career, so I kept at it and completed my second Bachelor’s in years.

How did you like your program?

I loved it, especially the educational framework built around social justice.

Do you have any endorsements?

Yes: an English Language Learner endorsement, which I recommend for all teachers — even if you’re not multilingual (like me!). An ELL endorsement helps teachers reach all students better, no matter what language you and they speak.

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