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Are there any new teachers who are the age of 60 just getting started.

Aug 29, 2015 1:08pm

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    • Jul 19, 2016 4:08pm

      Not 60, but I'm 49 and just about to start my first year. I did medical transcription for the last 11 years and secretarial work before that, including in the military. I think I'm going to love teaching.

      • Apr 1, 2017 2:14pm

        I will be 60 in December. Teaching my first year 2nd grade AND finishing up my Masters Degree. We are never too old..

        • Oct 5, 2017 5:18pm

          I'm 55 and just starting my program... not going to lie, I am pretty nervous!

          • Dec 30, 2016 10:27am

            Started at 52! Worked 15 years as chemical engineer. Stay at home mom for next 15+, then divorced, remarried and needed employment. Teaching HS chemistry fit!

            • May 23, 2017 8:54pm

              I'm not quite 60 but close enough. I am 57 and began my teaching career at 56. I taught 6th grade Social Studies this year but will teaching high school Business Education and Criminal Justice next year.

              • Jul 1, 2017 5:49am

                I'm close..30 years in industry (I'm 58) as an environmental scientist and Corporate Sustainability Regional Head for industry. I hoping to bring some of the more exciting and fulfilling aspects of that to a classroom but the transition is quite challenging. I know I will need the support of good teachers to make this happen but I'm really looking forward to it.

                • Sep 11, 2015 6:48am

                  I've actually met a pre-service teacher probably into his 50s? He made a transition from someone that processes numbers to a teacher in training last year. When I was student teaching, I had a colleague going thru the education program. He's prolly in his 70s by now and currently enjoys subbing gigs. Are any of them in here? I think not.

                  • Dec 2, 2015 3:10pm

                    yes, a late career change. subbed for late three years .After careful due diligence found the school and staff that's a fit

                    • Aug 23, 2016 6:52am

                      I am 51 and this is not my first rodeo but I got out of the saddle for a bit but now I am back in it. Loving it!!!

                      • May 25, 2017 6:06pm

                        I am so happy to see other new teachers at my age. I am 60 and had substituted for 15 years when I decided to change my direction. I am still working toward my multi subject credential. Hoping to have it completed within the next year.