Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is CFPE?

A: CFPE (Center for the Future of Public Education) is a nonprofit organization with a long and distinguished history. It began in Arizona in 1990, moved to Washington State, and has now opened its doors in California. Its mission is two-fold:

  1. To keep the HET (Highly Effective Teaching) model, and the resources that accompany it, up to date with current brain research
  2. To create replicable programs for addressing the needs of underachieving learning, K-14 by using the HET model to teach effectively the first time, thus eliminating the need, and cost, for remediation.
Q: Who is CFPE?

A: The current Board of Directors consists of Susan Kovalik, Sue Pearson, Terri Patterson, Linda Jordan, and Karen Olsen. Karen is also the Executive Director. The membership of the board will soon be expanded. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact Karen Olsen, at

Our HET trainers include Patty Harrington, Dean Tannewitz, Linda Jordan, Sue Pearson, Brenda Russell, Denise White, and Adam Drummond.

Q: Where do I go for HET trainings and materials?

A: Fortunately, through CFPE you still have access to all the HET trainings and trainers, even Summer Institute.

CFPE's website is www.CFPEdu.org

For HET books, LIFESKILL posters, coaching tools, DVDs, and other HET-related resources, go to www.books4educ.com

Available trainings include:

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