Welcome to Shaler Area Middle School
Dr. Eric Stennett


Dr. Howard grew up in the city of Pittsburgh. In 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Pittsburgh. After some time working in the private sector, Dr. Howard returned to school to earn her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Chatham University. Dr. Howard went on to get her Principal Certification from Point Park University and her Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from Gannon University.  She received her Doctorate from Point Park University.

Dr. Howard has also served in the following capacities as an educator:

                                   Oliver High School                   Pittsburgh, PA

                                   Full-Time Substitute Teacher, English


2000-2001      Lafayette High School            Williamsburg, VA
English Teacher 


2001-2007      Avonworth High School          Pittsburgh, PA
English Teacher

                                   English Department Chair

                                   Newspaper Sponsor 


2007-2013      Shaler Area School District    Glenshaw, PA

                                   Assistant Principal, Shaler Area Middle School (2007-2008)

                                   Assistant Principal, Shaler Area High School (2008-2013)


2013-Present   Shaler Area School District   Glenshaw, PA
Assistant Principal, Shaler Area Middle School


During her time in education, Dr. Howard has co-authored Case Studies in Data Driven Decision Making(2007), and won Walmart’s 2006 Teacher of the Year (in conjunction with Phi Delta Kappa International). She also won the Graduate Alumna Award from Chatham University in 2008. 


Dr. Shannon Howard is married to Dan Howard. Together, they have two high school aged children: Madison and Caitlin. Their girls are actively involved in Tae Kwon Do, lacrosse and JROTC.  In her free time, Dr. Howard is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, which she enjoys doing with her family.  In addition, she enjoys reading, exercise, spending time with family, and sitting by a campfire. 


Dr. Howard looks forward to working with you! Please feel free to contact her with any questions, ideas, or concerns at: (412) 492-1200, extension 2500 or howards@sasd.k12.pa.us.


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