Howard talk on teaching and the African-American experience

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Ngoma Howard, '98, will discuss the daily challenges of leading a school, and about teaching in a suburban setting and the African American experience.

Ngoma Moses Howard, '98Ngoma Howard brings his expertise as an educator, administrator and community advocate to the Alumni Speaker Series. Howard has spent the majority of his career in education. He has served as assistant principal at Tacoma’s First Creek Middle School as well as Jennie Reed and Blix elementary schools. Howard currently teaches math at Edgemont Junior High School in Puyallup.

Born in Uganda, Howard came to Tacoma at the age of eight. He graduated from Lincoln High School before attending UW Tacoma where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies in 1998. Howard also holds a master’s degree in teaching from City University and a principal certification from Seattle Pacific University.

Howard’s approach to education is rooted in equity and he strives to make a positive impact in both the lives of his students and in the larger community. You can hear him speak on Thursday, January 14 at 6 pm. Register here to get the link to the virtual talk. (A video of the talk will be available later for those who can’t attend the live, virtual talk.)

February’s Alumni Speaker Series talk will be a little different. The “sweetheart” event will focus on couples at UW Tacoma. They’ll talk about their lives together and how they’re getting through COVID. A chef will stop by and show us all how to make a “Husky Sweetheart” inspired drink.

Written by: 
Eric Wilson-Edge / January 13, 2021
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Photo courtesy Ngoma Howard
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John Burkhardt, UW Tacoma Communications, 253-692-4536 or