Tamara Howard

  • Date created

    October 3, 2018

  • Last updated

    August 25, 2020

Ms. Tamara Howard

2ND GRADE TEACHER

About Ms. Howard

Ms. Howard worked in software and hardware sales for 15 years before deciding to earn her teaching degree to follow her passion and help fill the teacher shortage in North Carolina. What first began as a substitute teaching position for first grade led to 12 years of teaching kindergarten through second grade.

When asked about her best quality as an educator Howard said, “I look at learning and teaching as a sport. Practice, be alert, pay attention, and set goals to build skills are characteristics that I instill in my students. It’s just like catching the winning touchdown or kicking the ball into the goal.”

Favorite Performance Character Traits: Grit & Optimism

“I want my students to know that whatever happened in the previous grade or grades, whatever obstacles that need to be hurdled over, I will be there to guide through thick and thin,” she said.

Fun Facts about Ms. Howard

Q: What are three things about you most people don’t know?

  • I am an award winning volleyball player (OK so it was ‘most improved’ in ninth grade, but I did get a trophy!)
  • I gave birth to children in 2 different centuries.
  • I was born without wisdom teeth.

Q: What is your favorite type of physical activity?
A: Hiking and jumping around in celebration after I get a Jeopardy question right that none of the other contestants did.

Q: What was your favorite childhood book?
A: “Farmer Boy” by Laura Ingalls Wilder and, for that matter, all of the “Little House on the Prairie” books. Her descriptions are so vivid and rich. In fact, I still read them like comfort food. They are my chicken noodle soup for my soul.

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