As principal of Howe Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school website. Howe Elementary is a kindergarten through fourth grade school serving the community and surrounding areas of Ogden Iowa. We are pleased to offer you this website as a communication tool as one of many ways in which we interact with our parents, community, or those seeking more information about our school.

It is an honor for me to be a member of an experienced staff that works so hard at giving each student an outstanding educational experience.  We are deeply committed to make a positive difference in the lives of our students.  Ogden has a tradition of excellence in the classroom and beyond. Our teachers and staff continue to work with conviction to provide our students an excellent educational experience.  The quality of our staff is one of the reasons for our tradition of excellence.  Equally important, is we have been blessed with parents who are committed to the understanding that education is the foundation of success for their child. 

As an educational team, we at Howe Elementary are dedicated to academic excellence and holding high expectations to ensure that each and every student will be a successful learner.  We are committed to creating a safe and positive learning environment where staff and students promote and model responsible, respectful behavior in order to provide each student the best learning opportunity.   

We believe that if children are fluent readers at an early age, they will not only be successful in their learning, but also confident students throughout their academic years.  Students receive whole class, small group, and individual instruction that focuses more in depth on the skill being taught to ensure that students understand the topic before moving on.  Every grade level also receives a minimum of 90 minutes a day of research based reading instruction by highly qualified teachers.

Along with academic excellence, Howe Elementary is also committed to the social and emotional needs of our students.  We offer site-based counseling and social skills training to help students form positive relationships.  We encourage students to be kind and take a stand against bullying.  We stress the Pillars of Character Education in our students and reinforce this through appropriate role modeling.  

Howe Elementary has an involved, supportive Parent Teacher Organization.  This organization is vital in supporting the educational need of all students.  Parent and community involvement are critical to the success of our students.  We welcome your involvement in your child’s educational experience and our school activities.

Children are our most precious resource.  As principal of Ogden, I dedicate myself to serve our community to support student learning.  I am extremely proud to be a part of the educational development of your child.  On behalf of the entire staff, we are energized and excited to work with all children.