Mrs. Howard brings a variety of experiences in education to West Michigan Aviation Academy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with honors from Michigan State University and Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University. As an undergraduate, she spent a year studying abroad in Japan.
Mrs. Howard served as a classroom teacher for English language arts in seventh through twelfth grades for over ten years. Her passion for reading and research led Mrs. Howard to the Media Center where she implemented the first K-12 Information Literacy Curriculum at East Grand Rapids Public Schools. After leaving East Grand Rapids Public Schools, Mrs. Howard served as a building and then district-level administrator at Mattawan Consolidated School. Her main responsibility at Mattawan was data-driven school improvement.
Over 25 years of experience allows Mrs. Howard to serve several roles at West Michigan Aviation Academy. Mrs. Howard provides leadership for WMAA in curriculum development, assessment and data-analysis, and school improvement as the Director of Instruction, Assessment, and School Improvement.
Mrs. Howard regards working at West Michigan Aviation Academy as a privilege and loves being a part of WMAA family. She has been a part of WMAA since its inception and is pleased and proud to see the growth of the school as well as the evolution of our young people to the quality young men and women who earn their diploma and move on to pursue the aviation and engineering dreams.