“I remember being a student in your English class my Junior year at Joel Barlow High school. You had us read really interesting pieces and books that kept us engaged in class and helped us improve our writing and analyzing skills so much. Doing the monologue presentation in class especially helped me with my fear of public speaking.”

~ Sarah D., Student


“I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for (our daughter.) Through (a difficult situation), you were a solid, consistent adult figure that she has so much respect for. You provided solid ground for her through that time. It was really important. I really appreciate you and all you have done.”

~ Carla B., Parent


“Mr. Howard,
Thank you so much for your help in getting our Daughter through a challenging English semester. You helped bring her grade up from a D to a B+. Between the bad grade and the daunting task of the Junior Portfolio she was totally overwhelmed, you were very patient and helped chip away at both tasks with tremendous patience. Again thank you so very much!”

~ Ali B., Parent


“You are one of the four most important teachers I ever had. That’s because you never ceased to believe in your students.”

~ Jessica A., Student


“Mr. Howard helped bring back the power of literature in my life. His passion for teaching is paired with his passion for learning. He cares deeply for his students and caters to each individual’s needs to help them succeed.”

~ Katie D., Student


“You helped not only students that struggle with writing (and thinking), but you also helped challenge the most sophisticated students into making their papers better, and in general, reflective of their keen intellect.”

~ Joel Barlow, High School Teacher


“Middle school years can be, by far, some of the most intense, confusing and difficult stages that one goes through. Mr. Howard recognized that and taught his students to be thoughtful, creative and to learn. I am grateful that my child had the opportunity to experience such a wonderful teacher.”

~ E. Halsey, Parent


“You made a huge difference in my motivation academically.”

~ Ashawnee P., Student