Can I still be a teacher with a DWI arrest on my record?
June 26, 2012 11:58 AM Subscribe
Can I become a teacher with a DWI arrest on my record?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (7 answers total)
Over the weekend, I was arrested for a DWI. I am hopeful about getting it reduced, but it is by no means a certainty.
This week, I have an interview for teaching position. It is with non-traditional students (ages 20-27) at a charter school. I am wondering if there is any chance I can still be a teacher when I now have a criminal record, and specifically a DWI arrest on my record.
Have you been in a similar position? How has receiving a DWI impacted your employment opportunities? I am in Texas, depending on how much that matters. I am simply terrified that my life is pretty much ruined because of this incredibly stupid mistake. Thank you so much for your compassion.
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