Phillip Howard - Assistant Principal
For Mr. Howard, Melvindale is simply home. After growing up in Melvindale and spending his school days in the MelNAP school system, Howard returned to his hometown for his entire career in education.
During his time as a student, Howard’s favorite subject in school was history and his favorite teacher was Mr. Packard who he called a great teacher and awesome person. Outside of the classroom, Howard excelled at sports. He spent two and a half years on the varsity football team, three years on the varsity basketball team and two years on the varsity baseball team. That passion led to a long coaching career as well; 19 years in football and five years each in baseball and basketball.
After graduation, Howard headed off to Eastern Michigan University where he majored in Business Services and Technology Education. For his Masters degree, he attended Wayne State for Educational Leadership.
His 23 years at Melvindale have been divided into two areas at Strong. His first eight years were in the classroom where he taught a variety of computer classes and he has been in administration for the last 15 years.
When he’s not at work, Howard enjoys spending time with his family, watching Michigan sports, exercising and spending time at the lake house doing water sports.