FEAST 2014 was held Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29, 2014, at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simon's Island.
Click here to see a list of the competition winners. Click here to see a video podcast report of the conference.
2014-2015 FEA State Officers
FEA Georgia elected state officers at FEAST 2014. Click here to meet the 2014-2015 FEA Georgia State Officers.
Advisors, did you know that you are eligible for the H.M & Norma Fulbright Scholarship? This scholarship is available to FEA Georgia Advisors and/or PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades coaches who are furthering their education. Please see the Scholarships section of the website for more information.
If you have not affiliated your chapter for 2013-2014, please you can do so by clicking on "Chapter Affiliation" at the right.
Future Educators Association of Georgia
The Future Educators Association (FEA) is a nationally recognized Career Tech Student Organization designed to provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to explore careers in education. Many of today’s adults recall having a Future Teachers of America (FTA) club in their schools when they were students. FEA Georgia is a refreshed and updated version of the same idea.
For years the PAGE Foundation has been committed to recruiting promising students into the teaching profession through the establishment of Future Georgia Educators (FGE) chapters in the high schools and middle schools of Georgia. The purpose of these chapters has been to assist students in examining career opportunities in the field of education.
In 2002 the PAGE Foundation partnered with Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) to affiliate our FGE chapters with the Future Educators Association (FEA), creating FEA Georgia. FEA is an international program comparable to FGE in mission and purpose and is substantive, progressive, and growing. Under this partnership, the PAGE Foundation directs the FEA program here in Georgia.
FEA chapters sponsor activities at the local level to allow their members to gain experience in working with students (such as serving as teacher aides or tutoring younger students) and to see teaching “from the other side of the desk” by shadowing teachers or helping them on teacher work days. They also work to promote positive attitudes toward school and teachers within their building by conducting various teacher appreciation projects. Community Service is also a favorite FEA goal. Many chapters host canned food drives, coat drives, or book drives for those in need in their communities. But these ideas are only the beginning; FEA chapters are encouraged to develop their local chapters to meet the desires and goals of their local members.
FEA members have the opportunity to attend state and national conferences where they participate in professional learning opportunities and competitive events designed to enhance skills that will be valuable in their chosen profession of education.
To learn more about starting an FEA Georgia chapter at your middle or high school, read our "How to Start a Chapter" and "Frequently Asked Questions" sections of this website (see links at right). We also recommend exploring the entire FEA Georgia website, including our FEA Today podcasts. Some of our archived episodes from 2009 and 2010 provide valuable insights into getting a new chapter up and running. If you have questions that are not answered on the website or in the podcasts, please email them to Mary Ruth Ray, Manager of Student Groups, at email@example.com.