Emily Howell
Elementary Principal

I am so excited to join the Maranatha family for the 2017-2018 school year. I am looking forward to working with the elementary team to build a positive climate of clear expectations for our students so we can help our students grow as learners, leaders, and citizens of the Kingdom.

I grew up in St. Joseph, MO, just about an hour north of Shawnee, where I attended and graduated from an ACSI-member school, St. Joseph Christian. I am proud of my heritage as an SJCS Lion, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be back in the Christian school setting. Following my high school graduation, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Education from Missouri Western State University which prepared for my ten years’ experience in the St. Joseph School District, working in the mission field of the public schools. My husband and I moved to the Kansas City area two years ago, where I worked in the Platte County School District as a Teacher Leader. I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership in 2010 (Northwest Missouri State University) and my Education Specialist in 2017 (William Woods University), and I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Education Administration through William Woods.

My husband and I work with the worship ministry at our church in Parkville, MO, and also serve as adult sponsors of a Christian youth choir from my hometown of St. Joseph, MO. I have grown up in the theater and on the stage, and actually began my career as a music teacher! I am thankful for the many opportunities to serve God through musicianship. I love living in Kansas City, and in my free time you’ll probably find me in a coffee shop or bookstore!

I am excited to partner with our Maranatha community to build world-changers for Christ! There is nothing more exciting to me than helping children become the best versions of themselves- academically, spiritually, and socially- by teaching them to love as Christ loves. Love God, and love people. The two greatest commandments, and the foundation for our little ones to grow up on fire for God!

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called to one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

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