NJ DISCOVER TV Show Monday September 23rd “Back to School- A Special Inside Look at Education” with Katie Feiles, Principal, Future Foundations Academy (Autism) and Professor Jennifer Lenahan Cleary, Director Career Explorations Initiative, SAS, Rutgers University with hosts Tara-Jean and Calvin.” njdiscover.com
This back to school show has been in the works over the summer. Words: Timely, essential, headlines, future think; all appropriate. We’ve brought two very special, accomplished, at the forefront in their fields to NJ Discover, Katie Feiles, Principal, Future Foundations Academy (Autism) and Professor Jennifer Lenahan Cleary, Director Career Explorations Initiative, SAS, Rutgers University for an hour of introspection, discussion and journey.
MEET KATIE FEILES:
Katie Feiles, Principal of Future Foundations Academy, is in her 15th year in the public schools, focusing on special education. Early in her teaching career, Ms. Feiles explored the world of Autism deeply, receiving her graduate certification in Autism as well as becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She then transitioned out of the classroom and into a leadership role of district behavior specialist, then becoming Supervisor of Special Services and Pupil Personnel. Ms. Feiles continued her higher education, completing her educational specialist degree Ed. S. and receiving certifications in administration, where she then joined the Educational Services Commission to become Vice Principal of the secondary program, and now the Principal of Future Foundations Academy. Ms. Feiles believe that staying informed and open minded, along with letting the student share in the steering of their future is the key to educational success.
Katie Feiles stays very busy with her three young children and husband, where together they enjoy exploring the arts, giving back to their community, and traveling.
MEET PROFESSOR JENNIFER LENAHAN CLEARY
Jennifer Lenahan Cleary
Director, Career Explorations Initiative
School of Arts and Sciences
Office of Undergraduate Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers Professional Science Master’s Program
Alumni engagement; marketing and communications; research labor market trends; collect and report data on program outcomes; CRM management.