Mission Critical

My name is Eric Combs, and I provide work-smart solutions to commonplace challenges found in America’s schools.

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My name is Eric Combs, and I provide work-smart solutions to commonplace challenges found in America’s schools.

Differentiated Instruction

My strategies help you build student motivation which in turn increases student participation in the classroom.


About Eric Combs

During his 20 year career in the United States Air Force, Sergeant Combs served as Security Forces Superintendent and special tactics instructor. He has been stationed in South Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England and several bases in the US. Sergeant Combs has also been deployed to engagements in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. He was the 1992 Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for USAF in Europe and served as a tactical evaluator and trainer with the British Special Air Service.

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    Springfield, Ohio June – 3-4

    Dealing with Disruptive Behaviors and Personal/Classroom Safety Strategies I am excited

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    Phoenix, Arizona – June 8th

    This is the copy associated with the June 8th appearance

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What people are saying about

Mission Critical takes the reader on a mission behind enemy lines to explore the issues that plague public education. Eric Combs’ story of honor, courage, and duty is a must read for every teacher in America.

Joseph Fatheree
Illinois Teacher of the Year 2007 NEA

The story of Eric’s journey from troop to teacher proves that the real deal still exists in this age of buffoonish politicians using education as a political football. Inspirational, heart-warming and full of “Oh no you didn’t moments,” if you are looking for a book written with brains, guts and soul, this text is it!

Alan Sitomer, Author of Homeboyz, Caged Warrior, and The Hoopster
California Teacher of the Year Award Winner, 2007

Where was this book when I needed it? A must read for anyone concerned about today’s education!

Mike Jackson, Lt. Col, USAF (Ret)
Former Professor of Aerospace Studies, former classroom teacher, former board of education member




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