Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

FEA Elects First Student Officers

Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

FEA Elects First Student Officers

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Leilani Bell was elected the first student president of Future Educators Association[R] (FEA) at its annual ence in February. FEA is a federally recognized student organization that supports individuals interested in education careers.

Bell is a senior at Science Park High School in Newark, N.J. Other elected FEA officers were Chloe Johnson, a junior at Red Bank Regional High School in Little Silver, N.J., and Spencer Williams, a senior at Ohio Hi - Point Career Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio. They will serve as regional student vice presidents. The officers will serve one - year terms, until next FEA conference in Baltimore, Md., in February 2012.

The national student officers will add the student perspective to education conversations at the national level; serve as FEA representatives at local, state, and national functions; and collaborate with FEA constituents to ensure that FEA students have a voice in program and event development.

In addition to serving as FEA student officers, these three future educators hold other positions in their schools and communities. Bell is a strong advocate for teaching in an urban school district, and she believes that being an FEA officer will allow her to express the need for caring and dedicated urban teachers. …

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