Phone: 256-233-6630


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Alabama A&M University MA Alabama A&M University

Mrs. Synthia Howell

Welcome to HEART Academy.  It's going to be an exciting year!!! Having you on our team will enhance our effort to help your child excel to the best of his/her ability.  I was raised in Athens, AL and graduated from Athens High School in 1975.  I received my Bachelor and Master degrees from Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.  This school year I am beginning my 41st (39th Athens City Schools) year of teaching.  My entire tenure with Athens City has been at HEART Academy @Julian Newman teaching kindergarten.  My greatest teaching influence is from my mother, a retired Athens City School 4th grade teacher.   I have two adult children, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law and one grandson.  Some of my hobbies include community service through my church ministry and visiting my children.  One of my greatest joy about teaching kindergarten is watching them enter as a little "seed" that blooms into a beautiful flower after being nurtured through our school's  environment.