Allen West as a History Teacher
The resume that West gave to the Broward County School District describes the power that he had during his time in Iraq. He had been the commander of some 450 soldiers, 270 vehicles and a $1 million annual budget. It appears that West's soldiers were primarily trained in the nuances of multiple launch rocket systems; but they were asked to conduct patrols, armed reconnaissance missions and to coordinate civilian projects. In his resume, West describes "police stations, a medical clinic, schools, soccer fields, and major ice production facility" among those projects.
He is awaiting placement in a high school in Broward County and, he said, he prays that God will see to it that he gets a spot in one of the low-performing, predominantly black schools, where he can try to make a difference. Ever the striver, he plans to begin studying for a master's in education so he can advance into administration "within five years." he said.
It has been a wonderful experience and I will miss DBHS tremendously.
It is with the deepest sincerity and humility that I must offer the resignation of my position at Deerfield Beach High School... I have enjoyed my time here at Deerfield Beach and will not forget the warm reception I received. However, there exists a higher calling and purpose for me to serve in this time of critical need.Late last week I was offered a high level position which will require me to deploy to South Asia, Afghanistan. Although there is an imminent danger involved, as well as separation from those I love, I must accept the call and the challenge for a greater purpose, the safety and security of America and those seeking new freedoms.
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