Howard, Jessica - 5th ELA/SS


Ms. Howard Hello, my name is Jessica Howard. As a Roberson High School graduate, I am so happy to have the opportunity to teach in the same district. Go RAMS! I dreamed of becoming a teacher as a child and attended Mars Hill University to make that dream a reality. I have worked in education, since graduating high school. First as a substitute, then an assistant, and finally as a certified teacher. I most recently worked in Asheville City Schools.  My family and I enjoy living in Western North Carolina. I have two children, my youngest attends Reynolds High School as a senior, and my oldest graduated this past year and has joined the Air Force.  We stay busy with school and work, however we also enjoy taking walks, riding motorcycles, watching movies, and many other things together. I love teaching, have a passion for learning, and I am super excited to be a part of the Koontz team. 


I became a teacher because it was my childhood dream!

I am a teacher because I value the importance of learning.

As a teacher, I encourage students to believe in themselves.

While teaching, I make every effort to create a safe, equitable, fun,

 creative, and interesting learning environment for every student.

I remain a teacher because there is nothing better than 

the smile on a child’s face when they realize they can do it!

I am a teacher because I love school pizza.

           Ms. Howard

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