Go To The Head Of The Class

Here's how to answer a midlife call to the chalkboard

For 12 years, Glenn Gainley worked his way up at Milpitas, Calif., chipmaker Symbios Inc., now called LSI Logic, to become vice-president in charge of business units. "I made a lot of money," he says. "But I felt strongly that I wasn't being the kind of husband or father I wanted to be." Wanting to help kids and invest more in his community, the 40-year-old father of three set aside enough for retirement and his kids' college education, went back to school himself, and emerged with a new career--as a teacher.

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