I am excited to announce that with the support of our new principal Mr. Hines, Martin's Mill High School will have a new organization called TAFE which is Texas Association of Future Educators starting the 2013-2014 school year.

Who Can Join?
Membership is open to any MS or HS student who is interested in exploring teaching as a career, and who has the high qualities of character, service, scholarship, and leadership that are essential to becoming a good teacher.

About TAFE:
- Pronounced "taffy"
- Provides students the opportunity to consider/explore the teaching profession.
- Organization started in 1984 and has 235 current schools
- Motto "The Hope for Tomorrow"
- Mission Statement "TAFE encourages students to learn about careers in education and assists them in exploring the teaching profession while promoting character, service and leadership skills necessary for becoming effective educators."
- National Association is called FEA (Future Educator Association).

Purpose of TAFE:
For Future Teachers.......
1. To learn about the teaching profession, its opportunities, responsibilities, and its important role in our democracy.
2. To explore personal interests and abilities in relation to the various fields of teaching.
3. To cultivate the qualities of personality, character, and leadership which are essential in good teachers.
4. To learn how and where teachers receive their training, the cost, scholarships available, number of years required, 
certification requirements, and standards.
5. To study the lives and influence of great teachers.

For more information visit www.tafeonline.org and http://futureeducators.org/