St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School is pleased to announce that Jenny Howell will be joining the staff as Director of Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Howell will oversee the Johnny Davis Early Childhood Center, providing leadership and vision for the school’s 2 through 4-year-old program. Mrs. Howell has extensive experience developing and leading early childhood programs, as well as experience as a classroom teacher.
“We look forward to the energy and enthusiasm Jenny Howell will bring to our Early Childhood Center,” said Tom Hood, president, St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School. “In this position, Mrs. Howell will focus on the academic and spiritual needs of our youngest students. She will collaborate with our team of dedicated, caring educators as they nurture each student’s development in a joyful and loving environment.”
Mrs. Howell joins St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School with over 15 years of experience as an educator and director. Most recently she was a kindergarten teacher at Tara Oaks Elementary School where she was a State of Tennessee Read to Be Ready classroom instructor. She implemented STEM-based learning projects in the classroom and coached the robotics team to state competition.
Previously she was the Executive Director of Educational Ministries at Farmington Presbyterian Church and Day School where she led a staff of 40. She successfully implemented a new academic program and religious curriculum leading to growth for the preschool, after school, summer camp and Vacation Bible School programs. She also has experience teaching in the Shelby County Schools and served as a lead teacher and Camp Director at Faith Lutheran Preschool and Church.
“I was attracted to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School because the school has a rich history of academic excellence along with a strong Catholic foundation. I am looking forward to becoming part of the St. Agnes-St. Dominic family!” said Mrs. Howell.
Mrs. Howell has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & M University. She is an active member of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students and has served as the group’s vice president. She volunteers with Girl Scouts Heart of the South as a troop leader and Camporee Director.
St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School is a Catholic independent school with a total enrollment of over 800. St. Agnes Academy, founded and chartered by the Dominican Sisters in 1851, enrolls girls in 2K through 12th grade. St. Dominic School for Boys, founded in 1956, enrolls boys in 2K through 8th grade. The School is founded on the Dominican Pillars of Study, Prayer, Community and Service.