It is with great pleasure that I welcome future teachers from all over New Jersey to the 2016-17 school year. NJFEA is very pleased to encourage and support high school and middle school students who are considering careers as teachers.
As future teachers, you will face several formidable challenges but will also experience some of life’s greatest rewards. Teaching is a profession where you can truly make an everlasting difference in the lives of students.
Please join us at our upcoming NJFEA regional conferences where you will meet highly accomplished educators as well as attend exciting and provocative break-out sessions on a variety of topics pertinent to teaching. Enroll in your high school’s Tomorrow’s Teachers course elective where you will learn about important pedagogical topics as well as experience first-hand working in a classroom under the direction of a highly skilled teacher.
Start or join your school’s NJFEA chapter. Meet other students who share your interests in becoming teachers. Participate in your NJFEA chapter’s school/community service projects. Enroll in one of the summer urban teacher academies sponsored by The College of New Jersey, Rider University, Richard Stockton University, or Fairleigh Dickinson University. Read “The SmartBoard” our NJFEA newsletter that is e-mailed four times annually.
Meet our NJFEA student officers who represent you! NJFEA annually serves thousands of aspiring teachers from all over our New Jersey and we welcome your membership for only $10, a great value.
It remains an honor and privilege for me to serve NJFEA, and I look forward to meeting you in the year ahead. My motto is “Children and children everywhere and every child is sacred.” I hope that you too will embrace my passion and dedication for the important work that teachers do.
Executive Director, Center for Future Educators
NJFEA State Director