Principal’s Introduction

Dear Howard Family,

It is with tremendous pride and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction as the newly appointed principal at Howard Elementary.  My name is Linda Lazar and I have served the Dearborn Public Schools since 2005.  I began my career teaching 5th grade at Becker Elementary.  After five years at Becker, I accepted the Title I resource position at Henry Ford Elementary.  In my six years at Henry Ford, I worked with grades Kindergarten through 5th providing intervention to students, working alongside teachers to shape instruction, and serving on the school leadership team.  I then served as the Assistant Principal at McCollough Unis for the past two years.

I have lived the majority of my life in Dearborn and I am a Fordson Graduate.  I earned my Business Administration and Education degrees from the University of Michigan – Dearborn, my Masters in Education from Wayne State, and am currently pursuing my Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership through the University of Michigan – Dearborn.  I have been married for seven years and my husband and I are the proud parents of a five-year old daughter.  We still reside in and love the Dearborn community.  I grew up with a love for school that I hope to instill in all of our students.

My journey with the Dearborn Schools has been a rewarding one in many ways and cultivating life-long relationships with students, staff, and families has been the most rewarding part of it all.  Continuing to build and expand these relationships with the Howard family is something that I am sincerely looking forward to.  I believe a school is a place where everyone should feel valued and respected and that as a team, we all can contribute so much to ensure that Howard can continue on its path of success.  Through collaboration and continuous improvement, I hope to ensure that our students find success and become life-long learners with a love for school.

Parents, students, staff, and administration all play an important role in the life and education of a child and Howard has been a model in this collective community effort which has resulted in allowing Howard School to uphold a rich tradition of academic and cultural excellence.  I am confident we can continue and expand these traditions in the future.

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you this school year!  Enjoy the remaining time of the summer and I look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday, August 27, 2018.

Best Regards,

Linda Lazar

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