LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon R3 School District says that during a Lebanon R-3 Board of Education special meeting held on Wednesday, May 17, Shalyn Howe was named as the new principal of Esther Elementary. Howe has been the assistant principal at Esther for the past six years and will replace Dr. Sheila Moore, who has accepted the position of Director of Early Childhood for Lebanon Schools.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve the students and staff of Esther,” said Howe. “Over the past six years, it has been my privilege to work with the Esther team. I look forward to what the future holds as we strive to meet the needs of our students. I consider it a blessing to be able to help lay the foundation for our community’s youngest learners.”

Prior to Howe’s role as assistant principal at Esther, she was a 5th grade teacher in the Conway School District for 11 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Elementary Education Certificate from Missouri State University, and completed her Masters Degree in Elementary Administration through William Woods University. She lives in Conway with her husband Donnie and three children Sophie, Claire, and Thomas.

“Mrs. Howe is a proven leader who cares deeply about students and their learning,” said Lebanon R-3 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brad Armstrong. “She has the necessary knowledge and skills to be an outstanding principal, and we are fortunate to have her at Esther Elementary.”