Howard R. Jean is the Principal of SEIL (Success through Education, Inspiration & Leadership); a consulting firm that specializes in working with education institutions, non-profit organizations and community based organizations to support growth, program development & management. For universities and education institutions, SEIL offers services in the area teacher recruitment, staff development & specialized curricula for young persons. SEIL offers various services that help enhance an organizations profile through branding, marketing and the development of strategic plans to meet the goals of the client for sustainability and effectiveness.
Jean has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Tavis Smiley Radio Show, USA Today, Associated Press Articles, Jet Magazine, Essence Magazine and was recently featured on the cover of ARETE Magazine for his humanitarian work as an educator. Jean regularly travels across the US speaking to youth groups, professionals in the field of education, parents and related members in the areas of student development, teacher training, community development and self-empowerment.
Howard R. Jean received his Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Claflin University, in Orangeburg. He later received his Masters of Science degree in Education in the Social and Philosophical Foundations in Education from Troy University in Troy, AL. Jean has served various roles in the field of education as a teacher, coordinator, consultant, curriculum developer and on-air personality. As a mentor and public speaker, Jean has influenced students through the nation with his message of “Embracing your own celebrity, celebrating your own identity” and empowering them to make a decision to be great and rise above mediocrity.
From 2008 to 2011, Jean served as Director of the Call Me MISTER program at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Towards Effective Role Models) is a collegiate program 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 3rd year of programming with its first class graduating in May 2011.