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.
Howard R. Jean holds Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Claflin University and Masters of Science degree in Education in Social and Philosophical Foundations. Jean has served various roles in the field of education as a teacher, coordinator, consultant, curriculum developer and on-air personality discovering and finding solutions to issues that plague the corners of society. As a mentor and public speaker, Jean has influenced students across the nation with his message of “Embracing your own celebrity, celebrating your own identity” and empowering them to make a deliberate decision to be great and rise above mediocrity.
Jean currently resides in Washington, DC where he volunteers with educational programs for youth, mentors the next generation of classroom educators and serves on various boards that allow him to give back, empower others and increase entrepreneurship amongst young people and minorities.