Welcome to Howe

Greetings Howe School Families,

Welcome back to a new and exciting school year!  I hope you all have enjoyed your summer break and are feeling rejuvenated and ready for the new year. It has been a busy summer at Howe School. We are welcoming an additional teacher, Dorothea Erisman, who will teach students in the Cognitive Impaired Program. The Art and Media Center have moved to different areas of the building, and Ms. Nellie’s class is now in the former Media Center. Mr. Burch has been assigned to a different administrative position, and I have been appointed as the new principal of Howe School. I am looking forward to working in partnership with all of you to help our students learn and grow.

While many of you already know me, I would like to take a few minutes to formally introduce myself.  My name is Tammy Fournier, and I have been serving Dearborn Public Schools for the past 18 years. I began my career at Howe School where I taught special education for 5 years before moving on to teach at Stout Middle School. Five years ago I returned to Howe School as a teacher consultant before taking on the role of assistant principal.  I am very excited for the opportunity to continue serving our community as the principal.  I am married to a teacher who is also a high school football and baseball coach, and have three children ages 16, 15, and 12.  In my spare time I enjoy watching my children play sports, camping, and visiting with family and friends.

Using a combination of highly effective instruction in the core curriculum, Montessori principles, and through specially designed instruction, we are committed to equipping our students with the tools they need for high levels of personal, social, and academic achievement.  We will work in partnership with families and the community to create a safe and efficient learning environment geared toward the success of all students. Throughout the year, there will be many opportunities to become involved in our school both in school and behind the scenes.

I am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you. A couple of events have been scheduled that I would like to personally invite you to.  A “Meet the Principal Night” has been scheduled for Monday, August 29 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. in the Howe School cafeteria, and our Howe School PTA has also scheduled a “Coffee with the Principal” event to be held on Friday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. I hope to see you all soon!


Tammy Fournier


Howe Montessori & Center Based Education

We like to describe Howe as “the little school that could”.  A friendly, small school offering high quality education and a chance for all children to flourish.  We have an excellent and dedicated staff and a very involved parent body.

We offer a unique learning environment with a facility that is home to Special Needs students and a K-5 Montessori school -one of only a handful of public Montessori schools in Michigan.  We also have a fee paying Montessori Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds.




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