From the budgeting process to curriculum writing and passage of schools bonds, Rick Howard’s more than 30-year career in public schools has made him a master of issues relating to public education. From classroom teacher to school principal to school superintendent, Rick has developed relationships with both urban and suburban school leaders, and his contacts in the education sector are unparalleled.
Active in numerous public education organizations, Rick has served as president of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and has also served on numerous committees for TASA over the years, making him well-known in education circles statewide. He also previously served as president of the Texas Association of Community Schools and as president of the Big Country School Administrators Association. His expertise and knowledge of education have led him to making presentations before the Texas Association of School Boards and the Administrative Leadership Institute at Texas A&M. He has also collaborated with the Texas Education Agency and the U.S. Department of Education on various initiatives. Rick continues to network with public school decision-makers in all size school districts.
Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and a master’s in physical education from East Texas State University. He earned a Mid-Management certificate from East Texas State University/Texas Tech University and his Superintendent’s Certificate from Sul Ross State University.