A&M-Commerce will host the 2021 Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) Area 11 Conference this fall. The event will be held at the Rayburn Student Center on November 5.
The organization encourages students to learn about careers in education and assists them in exploring the teaching profession.
Dr. Kimberly McLeod, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce, said she expects nearly 700 future educators to attend the conference from across Texas.
A&M-Commerce began its local TAFE chapter earlier this year. The chapter was formed under the leadership of Dr. Carol Revelle, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at A&M-Commerce, with support from Dr. Shonda Gibson, vice chancellor for The Texas A&M University System.
McLeod gave kudos to everyone involved in securing the event.
“Please join me in congratulating Drs. Laura Isbell, Carol Revelle, Juan Araujo and the entire Department of Curriculum and Instruction for this huge win for our college,” McLeod said. “Special thanks to Judy Sackfield, vice president for Student Success and Dean of Students at A&M-Commerce, for helping with the arrangements, and to Provost John Humphreys for standing behind us in institutional support. All of us, together, make it possible for any one of us to do our part for collective success!”
Learn more about TAFE at their website.