ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Howard R. Jean, education reformer and servant leader, is dedicating his life to inspiring young people, influencing educators and instilling a sense of purpose in those he comes in contact with. Jean’s purpose was defined early on as he joined the noble and fulfilling field of education.
As an educator, Jean is transforming classrooms, communities and changing paradigms that yield way to a new and effective way of positively enhancing the well being of people. Jean has worked with nationally recognized organizations as well as small community based organizations, providing leadership, support and services that are still benefiting respective clients and partners.
Over the years, Jean has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Tavis Smiley Radio Show, USA Today, Associated Press Articles, Jet Magazine, Essence Magazine and on the cover of ARETE Magazine and a plethora of online articles for his work in education with minority males and community service. More recently, Jean was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine online as the man of the month where he shares insight on becoming successful in a global society for males of color. Jean regularly travels across the US speaking to youth groups, professionals, parents and related members in the areas of student development, teacher training, community development and self-empowerment.
Jean has served as Executive Director of the Call Me MISTER program at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The MISTER program (Mentors Instructing Students Towards Effective Role Models) is a leadership development program for pre-service teachers designed to encourage and support African American males to dedicate their lives to becoming role models in the field of education. As a product and partner with the program for the past 11 years, Jean created a pilot and complimentary program for women interested in teaching Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The program is entitled Teach STEM Scholarship Project (TS2 Project) and is in its 5th year of programming. In 2012, Jean served as the Executive Director of Communities In Schools of Augusta Richmond County where he participated in decreasing the graduation rates of high school students utilizing “Race To The Top” Funding.
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Credit Where Credit Is Due
Host and Producer: Tamala Baldwin
Camera and Sound: Langston Sessoms
Editor: Kat Perez
Co-Producer: Nehcole Felix
Music: Walter “iamBMOC” Tucker
Music: Young Roc
Music: Stephen Payne
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