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     Hello All,

    I am looking forward to this upcoming school year! I can't wait to meet all of my new friends! Allow me to tell you a little about myself.

    I am a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  MSU and SEC football (and now Dallas Cowboy football) are my passions. I can't get enough of football and tailgating in the Junction! Yep, I'm a diehard Bulldog and I bleed maroon and white!

    I  have been a Madison County teacher for many years. This is my 27th year of teaching. I spent 2 years teaching in Yazoo City before moving to Ann Smith Elementary in Ridgeland.  The majority of my career was spent there.  I taught 7 years in 2nd grade and 11 years in Kindergarten at Ann Smith Elementary.  I spent 4 years teaching 1st grade at Mannsdale!  This is my 5th year to be back in Kindergarten and I adore it!

    I have been married to Chris Howard for 26 years and we have 2 grown children.  My husband is the Executive Director of the MS Dept. of Rehabilitation Services. My daughter; Taylor, is 23 and is starting her 1st year  of teaching at Mannsdale with me!  She will be teaching 1st grade.  We are very excited to be Mannsdale's first Mother/Daughter team!!!! My son; Barrett, is 20 and attends East Mississippi Community College and will be transferring to Mississippi State in the spring. There are big changes going on at our house. :)

     My Fam

    This leaves me with your wonderful babies and I am thrilled to have them! It's going to be an awesome year!

    I look forward to working with you and your child!

    😀Dionna Howard