2017 News

MARCH 2017

NJFEA Middle School Conference, Rowan University:  Thanks to all who made the NJFEA Middle School Conference at Rowan University a great success! Approximately 325 middle school students attended the conference to explore teaching as a possible future career.

The students and their advisors were treated to special presentation by the Dean of Rowan University’s College of Education, Dr. Monika Williams Shealey, and a lively, interactive presentation by Dr. Reginald Davenport, President of the New Jersey Association for Middle Level Education. Students also chose from among nearly 10 breakout sessions for more in-depth looks at educational technology, language learning, diversity in education, special education, etc.

Special thanks goes to Ms. Chanelle Wilson-Poe, Instructor and Teacher Education Recruiter at Rowan University, who coordinated the conference logistics on behalf of Rowan University. Ms. Wilson-Poe also presented an exciting breakout session at the conference: “DIVE into Diversity: Different Individuals Valuing Education.”

Finally, a very special thanks goes to Ms. Marianne Titus as she stood in for Mr. Larry Fieber, who is on medical leave. Ms. Titus, herself an exceptional teacher having tremendous rapport with students, recognized Mr. Fieber for his unparalleled and ceaseless dedication to education and inspiration to young people. We all eagerly await Mr. Fieber’s return and we thank the many, many of you who have offered their heartfelt well wishes for his speedy recovery.


Urban-Suburban School Exchange:  Thank you to all who participated in another successful Urban-Suburban School Exchange on Friday, February 24, 2017, between Henry Snyder High School (Jersey City) and North Brunswick High School.  These exchanges are important to opening dialogue between diverse schools and diverse students who seek to become tomorrow’s teachers.


NJFEA Conference, Montclair State University:  Thank you to all who made our first NJFEA Conference of 2017 a great success! Held on Monday, January 9, at Montclair State University, this first conference drew approximately 450 high school students and their advisors. A full day of special presentations and rich breakout sessions help students to explore teaching as a career. Our 2016-17 NJFEA State Officers presented to our audience, as well as managed registration. We also welcomed four former NJFEA State Officers at the event: Joely DeMonte, David Eggert, Samantha Nielsen, and Juan Ouvina. A very special thanks goes to Mr. Sean Spiller, Secretary/Treasurer of the NJEA, for traveling from Trenton to greet our students, advisors, and guests.