I am retired from the Freeport School District of 27 years. I believe with my experience in the District it gives me insight of how the District operates and the needs and desires of the children. I have worked at every school in the District as a substitute because the staff is confident in my ability, so they request my presence. I have a good relationship with the staff and students as well as parents from the students I have had down through the years. People know me to be open, honest, willing to help in every area, and very trustworthy.
I am married to a wonderful man and husband, Jerry Howard. We have 10 children, six boys and four girls. I have lived in Freeport the majority of my life and Jerry is from Chicago, IL. My husband attended the Freeport School District but received his GED and enrolled in the military.
Myself and my children attended and graduated from the Freeport School District. Our oldest son graduated from UW Madison for college and medical school. Our third oldest graduated from UW Platteville, and our next to the oldest graduated from Columbia College. Our oldest daughter is finishing up her degree now.
I continue to volunteer at the Freeport School District in the classrooms, in the hallways, and I meet with various students to help them maintain their school and home life. Children have always been my passion ever since I was a teenager. I started raising my nieces then and I have continued taking care of children. In October, my husband and myself relinquished our Foster Care license.
I serve at my church in several capacities, such as the Administrative Assistant taking care of the daily operations of the ministry. In the Youth Ministry, teaching the children how to live a Godly life, and the kitchen department for birthdays, weddings, and funeral activities. I serve on the board for Freeport Community Public School Fund that assist staff throughout the District with needs for their classrooms. I am also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP works to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes