Degrees and Certifications:
Enterprise State Junior College:AAS Computer Science University of West Florida:B.S. Computer Science
Mrs. Howard began her career as a Teacher's Aide at College Street Elementary School in the fall of 2007, and made the move to Pinedale the fall of 2015 when College Street closed. She graduated from New Brockton High School in 1977. She attended ESCC (at that time it was ESJC) for two years. Mrs. Howard then attended the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida and graduated with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. Upon graduating from UWF, Mrs. Howard worked with IBM for 11 years in Tampa, Florida; Cranford, New Jersey; and Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1992, after her second child was born, Mrs. Howard quit her job with IBM to be a stay-at-home mom.
Mrs. Howard is married to Rick, a 1977 graduate of Enterprise High School. Rick retired from IBM after working there for 32 years. Rick's job, first in the United States Army as an officer, and then with IBM, has given them the opportunity to travel around the world. They have lived in Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Durham, North Carolina; and Damascus, Maryland. In 1997, IBM moved their family to Yokohama, Japan for two years. While in Japan, the family travelled to Hawaii, Singapore, Thailand, China, and France. After living away from the Enterprise area for 22 years, Mrs. Howard and her family moved back in 2003. Mrs. Howard and her family are members of First Baptist Church in Enterprise.
Mrs. Howard and her husband have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Their oldest son is a 2006 graduate of Enterprise High School and is the Technology Coordinator for the Geneva County school system. He is married and his wife, a 2006 graduate of Mountain Brook in Birmingham and a 2010 graduate from Montevalo. She also has a Masters degree from UAB and is a Special Education teacher here in the Enterprise school system. They have a daughter in seventh grade and a son in fourth grade in the Enterprise School System. Mrs. Howard's second son is a 2010 graduate of Enterprise High School and graduated May, 2014 from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He majored in Information Technology specializing in digital forensics. He is scheduled to graduate in December from USA with his Masters in Information Technoogy. He is married and he and his wife, a 2008 graduate of EHS and a graduate from UAB, live in Mobile where he works in the IT Department for The University of South Alabama and she is a stay at home mom. They have a son that is 18 months old. Mrs. Howard's daughter is a 2012 graduate of Enterprise High School. She finished two years at Enterprise State Community College and graduated December of 2016 from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education as well as Special Education. She graduated with her Masters in Elementary Education at USA the summer of 2019 and is now a kindergarten teacher in the Opelika School System. She and her husband, a 2011 graduate from EHS and a 2017 graduate of Auburn, and a 2019 from JSU with his MBA, make their home in Auburn where he is the Assisstant Director of Football Technology at Auburn University. They made us grandparents for the 4th time this past August with a sweet baby girl.
Mrs. Howard loves her job at Pinedale and thoroughly enjoys working with children. She feels being a Teacher's Aide is the best "second" career a mom could have. Mrs. Howard enjoys helping students in the classroom with reading and math, as well as with any technology issues that may surface during the day.
Her hobbies include:
* Spending time with her family.