NFL player David Bruton spending lockout substitute teaching, playing kickball with 2nd graders

David Bruton, a player on the Denver Broncos A...

David Bruton, Denver Broncos (Photo by Jeffrey Beall, via Wikipedia)

This is great! According to the Yahoo Sports Shutdown Corner blog, David Bruton of the Denver Broncos is spending the NFL lockout working as a substitute teacher in his home state of Ohio. It’s nice to hear an inspiring story like that. And nice job by whoever initially put the spotlight on this and got it some media attention. I’m happy to see Bruton is getting some recognition for choosing to do this with his time.

I especially liked this line: “Bruton, who was selected by the Broncos in the fourth round of the 2009 draft, has also kept his athleticism at peak level by playing kickball at recess with the aforementioned second-graders.”

ABCTE in New York Times

ABCTE is the organization I do the PR for and we received some nice press in today’s New York Times. The article, “A Fast-Track Alternative to a Teaching Job,” talks about people going into teaching as a second career through alternative certification programs. Two ABCTE teachers are in the article: a special education teacher in Boise, ID and a physics teacher in St. Louis, MO. This is great exposure for the program.