What is a Prefectural Advisor? Edit

Prefectural Advisors (PAs) provide support to JET participants and contracting organizations.

In Tokyo, there are four PAs to assist the Tokyo Board of Education, the Musashimuriyama Board of Education, and the Private School Shigaku Zaidan (私学財団).

Duties Edit

PAs are responsible for:

  • Responding to inquiries from JET participants and contracting organizations
  • Relaying information from CLAIR and the Prefectural Office
  • Planning and executing training seminars and orientations for JET participants and contracting organization supervisors
  • Keeping and handling records
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality and ethics

As JETs encounter issues with either their daily life or workplace in Tokyo, it is the duty of the PA to provide either direct assistance or to offer appropriate resources.

In general, it is strongly recommended that JETs attempt to work things out directly with their school, fellow teacher(s), and supervisor first, but PAs are a good resource for advice in any situation.

Prefectural Advisors Edit

Prefectural Advisors Bio
Jackie Collier

Public School PA: Jackie Collier Edit

Hello! My name is Jackie and I'm a new American PA/CIR in Tokyo. I enjoy karaoke, reading, eating and studying Japanese

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Private School PA: Teresa Fong Edit

I'm from America, but I originally hail from Fiji. I love traveling, eating, and most of all, just relaxing in the sun.

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Private School PA: Ace Rivera

Ace is a 2015 JET from Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with a BA in business administration from Mount Saint Mary College in upstate NY. Before joining JET, Ace spent two years working in IT at a university in NYC while taking Japanese night school classes. He currently works at Meisei Gakkuen in Fuchu. In his spare time, you can find him either attending social events in the city, or holed up in his house happily editing his next video project.

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Musashimuriyama PA: Chad Grover Edit

Hey! My name is Chad, and I'm a 5th year JET teaching in Musashimurayama-shi, Tokyo. In my spare time, I enjoy studying Japanese, playing hockey and traveling. Let's have a great year!

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Feel free to contact any of us as you need!