Troops to Education

  • The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to supporting military veterans in tranistioning into a new career in education. Veterans bring a wealth of experiance in small group leadership, training, and real-world application of content knowledge to the field of education. Hundreds of veterans have successfully become teachers with LAUSD. 


    Human Resources offers the following services to military veterans:

    • Fast track application review
    • Individual guidance and mentorship through the certification, selection, and placement process
    • Access to veteran support organizations that offer financial and career development assistance


    Juan Puentes, a retired 1SG and English teacher, is available to assist interested personnel.  

    For assistance and inquiries, active duty, reservists, veterans, and their spouses may contact Juan Puentes, LAUSD Military Liaison, at (213) 241-4571 or via email at





    Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

    Please email Moises Lopez,, for an appointment time.  

Troops to Education in Action

ABC7 Salutes - LAUSD Troops to Education


Superintendent's Veterans Day Message

Veterans' Voices: Using Military Strengths In The Classroom