Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Elaine Howie
My husband John and I live in Indian Land with our dog Sweetie and our 2 cats, May and Pretty Girl. My husband and his family have always lived in Indian Land, but I am from Heath Springs, SC. I have a BA in Art from Furnan University and a Masters in Reading from Winthrop University. I began my teaching career in 1986 as an Art teacher. After teaching Art for 12 years, I became a 2nd grade teacher. I came to Northside in 2004 as a Reading Recovery teacher. I taught Reading Recovery until 2014, when I became the Reading Coach at Northside. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, shopping, and going to the beach. I also love to do puzzles--jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, and cryptograms are my favorites--and working out. (I like a challenge!) My favorite thing about being a teacher is seeing the confidence that comes from learning something new or from accomplishing a difficult task.