On November 10th and 11th, the Future Educators of America exhibited a booth at the NJEA convention in Atlantic City. ALJ's own Julia Melao, is the vice-president of the NJFEA and is completing an internship with Mrs. O'Neill at Kumpf Middle School.
NJFEA presented literature encouraging other schools to begin the program. Mr. Stebbins and Mr. Kenyon run the program at ALJ. "We currently have seven students in the program. Four of them are interning at Kumpf, two are at Hehnly, and one is at Valley Road," said Mr. Stebbins. The program gives students a real life experience of what it is really like to be a teacher. Mr. Reyes, who bumped into Miss Melao at the convention, said, "Julia was very informed and excited about pursuing a career in teaching. We should have more programs like this."