The story speaks for itself. Ted Howard has been doing a fantastic job of leading Garfield High School and deserves the award for outstanding principal.
Ted Howard II, principal at Garfield High, is this year’s winner of the Thomas B. Foster Award for Excellence, given to a Seattle secondary school principal for outstanding leadership.
Howard has been Garfield’s principal for six years, and is a Garfield graduate. Since he arrived in the fall of 2004, the achievement of black and Latino students has risen in reading, math and writing. In reading, for example, the passage rate for black students on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning has gone from 52 percent to 80 percent.