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.