Our Leadership

  • Greetings from the Principal

    Welcome to the Howard Elementary School website!

    Howard Elementary consists of a very diverse population with an average enrollment of 261 students from preschool through fifth grade. The diversity of our school population exposes all students to the many different world cultures living within our community. Our emphasis is on academics as well as character development. Students are encouraged to think about their behavior and make good choices for their lives by being responsible, self-disciplined and ethical members of society. Our staff includes classroom teachers (preschool-5th grade), preschool paraprofessionals, a literacy coach and Reading Recovery specialist, a counselor, art and music teachers, a P.E. coach and assistant, a gifted and talented instructor, a certified media specialist, ELL paraprofessionals, a full-time nurse, custodians and cafeteria staff, several specialized therapists and examiners, two full-time secretaries and a part-time media clerk. In addition to our staff, we are fortunate to have nine strongly committed Partners-in-Education who share our vision of a community of learners: A Level Up, Inc., Antioch Consolidated Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Designer Barber & Stylist School, Fidelity Women's Club, Gerber Products, Howard PTA, Lincoln High School Alumni Association, and Weldon, Williams & Lick. Our amazing partnership has been honored over the years by receiving the Fort Smith Public Schools’ Partners-in-Education Bud Jackson Team Award. Through high expectations, Howard students are encouraged to reach and strive for goals, to go beyond their limits, to use their mind, to believe, achieve, challenge and seek success, so that they may become well-informed leaders in our community and the world.


    GREETINGS From The Leadership Team


    Our Principal   

    Velmar Greene, Principal

    Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.  ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


    Jimmy Cook, Assistant Principal 


    Leadership Team Members

    Velmar Greene - Principal

    Jimmy Cook - Assistant Principal

    Jane Stewart - Counselor


    We look forward to seeing you at Howard Elementary School.

    Velmar Greene, Principal
    Jimmy Cook, Assistant Principal