Edward Jones retired from the army and have become a faculty bus driver whereas Kip Coulter labored as a custodian.
CIBOLO, Texas — Down the halls of Schlather Intermediate School are the Edward Jones and Kip Coulter, two teachers who launched into fairly untraditional journeys to changing into educators.
“I trained everyone from basic trainees at Lackland Air Force Base all the way up to the White House military office,” Jones stated, who served greater than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.
“I joined the military as a cook. I spent four years in the Army,” Coulter stated.
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD welcomed Jones and Coulter by way of completely different avenues.
Jones retired from the army and aspired to turn into an educator, so he received his foot in the door by changing into a faculty bus driver.
He steered his means towards a career in schooling by working as a paraprofessional coach and long-term substitute instructor all whereas enrolled in an accelerated instructor certification course.
Jones now teaches sixth grade social research, using lots of the abilities he realized as a army teacher, though adjusted for the classroom. He additionally credit his time driving round faculty youngsters for influencing his instructing model.
“I say this all the time, I learned more about classroom management as a school bus driver than I ever did in a college course,” Jones stated.
Coulter’s path to becoming a member of the SCUC ISD household started at Cibolo Valley Elementary the place he mopped flooring and cleaned school rooms as a custodian.
He additionally labored at the district’s warehouse whereas balancing life as a father and husband. Coulter’s nights could be spent taking on-line lessons to quicken his street to changing into a licensed instructor.
“My wife was really the one who pushed me toward this year because she always saw the good relationships I had with the students at the elementary level,” Coulter stated.
Edward Jones and Kip Coulter will not be solely serving to deal with the instructor scarcity, they’re serving to form the lives of lots of of scholars for years to come.
“I love math, I love science and social studies. I love all those subjects. So it’s just about being able to share that passion and helping them grow,” Coulter stated.
“My hopes for the future rests with these kids today. They are the future and happy to be a part of it,” Jones stated.