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About CFE

The Center for Future Educators (CFE) at the College of New Jersey is a focused, organized, grassroots campaign designed to usher in a new era in the field of teaching. It offers a unique vision for the recruitment and development of middle school and high school students.

For Future Educators

These future educators, in the capacities of scholars, leaders, and social entrepreneurs, will help to shape New Jersey’s communities. As such, they must have rich and varied opportunities to prepare for this reimagined role – a role that will bolster the image of the teaching profession across the state.



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Letter from the Executive Director

Welcome back! After over 25 years as an educator, I always struggle to sleep the night before the first day of school because I feel anxious about so many things. Will I remember what to do? Will I bond with my class? Will I be able to light the fire that is a love of learning in my classroom? How can I show my students that we are in a safe space where we can learn from each other? Will I be able to empower my students with the tools to leave the world a better place than they found it? Even though I now teach in college rather than in a high school classroom, as we head into the 2021–22 school year I can already feel myself getting nervous about the first day of school. Like many of you, this year feels a little more intense because although I taught virtually throughout the last year I have not been in a physical classroom with students since before the pandemic. Many things have changed since March 2020 and I have a lot of questions about the upcoming year, but mostly I feel joy that I get to be in the presence of students again as we all forge ahead together. Read Full Letter


Jeanne DelColle, Ph.D.

Executive Director


Center for Future Educators
Education Building, 202M
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628