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Welcome from the Executive Director

Thomas Howard, Jr., Ed.D.

Welcome to the Center for Future Educators (CFE) network! Thank you for your interest in our mission to expand and diversify New Jersey’s teacher pipeline.

This year, we are excited to work with an expanding group of partners, which include middle & high schools, colleges & universities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporate supporters.  Additionally, we are happy to continue our strong relationship with the New Jersey Education Association.

In the 2019-2020 academic year, CFE will celebrate ten years of dedication and support to the education community! We will continue to develop the three legacy programs that have formed the foundation for our projects for the past decade:

  1. New Jersey Future Educators Association (NJFEA)
  2. Urban Teacher Academy
  3. Tomorrow’s Teachers (course & teacher training program)

The Center is also proud to introduce two pilot initiatives:

  1. Promise Teach Consortium – A collaboration of six educator prep programs working to increase the presence of and support to NJFEA chapters statewide, in order to better engage and inspire future teachers.
  2. RADIATE – A mentoring program for young men of color who aspire to become educators.

Our team thanks all of you who have supported our mission up to this point, and we gladly welcome those who are new to CFE to learn more about our activities and engage with us directly. With your support, and that of our partners, the Center will further its efforts build a statewide capacity to motivate students to pursue a teaching career with energy and enthusiasm.

We look forward to another impactful year!

Dr. Thomas Howard
Executive Director