From the Front Lines to the Classroom


2006 Ohio Teacher of the Year Eric Combs combines his military background with a passion for education.

After retiring from a 20-year career in the US Air Force, Combs instructed Air Force Junior ROTC and got his teaching license through a Troops to Teachers program. He taught Social Studies in an at-risk high school program that helps students adapt to high school life and improve their academic skills.

Currently an administrator in Ohio, Combs is a 4-time Who’s Who Among American Teachers honoree, in addition to being named Teacher of the Year and winning several other awards.

Combs shares his unusual journey to becoming an award-winning teacher in this exclusive TeachHUB interview