Mrs. Howard is excited to begin another year with the Equitas Academy Family! She was born and raised in Southern California, but spent her college years on the East Coast. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Community Development from The Pennsylvania State University before joining the Teach For America Corps in the Greater Philadelphia Region. There she worked as a kindergarten teacher in Camden, NJ while obtaining her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Howard gained a passion for teaching and pushing her scholars to always try their best! She is extremely passionate about teaching young children to read, and loves watching their progress throughout the year. Mrs. Howard recognizes that all scholars learn differently and makes sure that her classroom is a place where everyone can be successful. In her free time Ms. Howard likes to travel, cook new recipes, and spend time with family.