Wow, thanks everyone for your honest answers. This is exactly what
I was looking for.
I spoke with the hiring manager before I started school because I
wanted to make sure that he would hire a new 40ish teacher. He
actually told me that 10 years ago he probably would not have
considered it, but experience has taught him that the older
teachers that come from industry tend to stay longer and, just
like the math guy, use their real world experience in the
I would like to hear more, so if anyone else has anything
constructive to add I would really appreciate it.