Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Fairview Elementary! It is indeed a pleasure to be a part of an outstanding group of professionals with immeasurable expertise. I'm Ms. Howard. This will be my sixth year at Fairview and twenty-third year in public education. Most of my teaching experience has been with fifth-grade students with the exception of teaching fourth grade for approximately eight years. When I'm not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with family, reading, shopping, and soothing my wanderlust appetite through travel. I am a life long learner; therefore, it is my hope to instill a love of learning in my students as well. Although we're returning in-person following an unprecedented year, this one will be great nonetheless! I look forward to facilitating learning and helping my students mature into savvy independent critical thinkers!