Howard King currently serves as a Washington State Leadership Academy Coach. Howard is also part-time Superintendent of the Orchard Prairie School District, and a Right Response Presenter for school districts throughout the state.
Prior to these positions, Howard served as the superintendent of the Elma School District for 9 years. Howard and the Elma team were members of the Leadership Academy’s first cohort. Their Problem of Practice resulted in the establishment of annual district-led Summer Institutes focusing on implementation of TPEP, Instructional Framework, and effective K-12 instructional and assessment strategies.
Before working as a superintendent, Howard was an elementary and secondary principal for 13 years in a number of districts in the Puget Sound area. He worked with staffs in bringing about sustainable change in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and creative scheduling which best met the needs of students. Prior to that Howard was an assistant principal for two years, and taught at the elementary and middle school levels.
While serving as a school administrator, Howard also taught the Classroom Management class for masters students in the School of Education at The University of Puget Sound. He was on the WASA and AWSP Board of Directors for a number of years, and has presented at a number of administrative and special education state conferences. Outside of the school environment Howard keeps an active interest in music and art: areas which have helped him make strong connections with both kids and adults.