Education propelled Marilyn Howard from Mackay to head of the class in Idaho’s education system. She points to two core pillars that supported her: reading and social responsibility.
“I was known as a ‘reading person,’ that was my calling card,” Howard said. “I was taught to believe you had to be smart, but also be good. Understand your civic responsibility and be a good community member.”
Howard, retired after two terms as Idaho superintendent of public instruction (1999-2007) and a stint with the U.S. Department of Education, and served on multiple boards. Two — Garden City’s Learning Lab and Boise’s Wassmuth Center for Human Rights — speak to her core pillars.
(Taken from the spring 2019 issue of Here We Have Idaho)