An assistant professor and a faculty member at the college since 2005, she brings a wide range of teaching experience to her new position, including more than a decade as a college-level instructor at Hudson Valley and service as an elementary school educator in the South Colonie School District and at Albany’s Montessori Magnet School.
In her new position, she oversees curriculum and faculty development for six different degree and certificate programs – special education assistant and teaching assistant certificates, early childhood and adolescent education associate degrees and the department’s newest programs – a degree and certificate in early childhood administration. The department serves more than 200 students.
In addition to her teaching duties at the college, she serves as a mentor for the college’s Center for Effective Teaching and has served as an academic advisor and field placement collaborator for the department. She received Hudson Valley’s President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015.
Howard earned an A.A.S. degree in early childhood education from Maria College, a B.A. in elementary education from The College of St. Rose, and a M.S. in curriculum development and instructional technology from the University at Albany.
Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 85 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 11,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.