Merrol Hyde Magnet School



Jenny Howard
Elementary Guidance Counselor

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Jenny Howard, school counselor, Mrs. Howard grew up in East Tennessee thinking veterinary medicine might be the profession for her. However, while earning her bachelor degree at Butler University, she discovered what she really enjoys doing most is helping others.

Upon graduation from Butler, she began work as college recruiter for Pleiffer College in North Carolina. It was during this time she meet her husband, Brian. After a year of marriage, the couple relocated to Johnson City, TN for career opportunities. While living in Johnson City, Mrs. Howard earned her master’s of education degree at East Tennessee State University. In 1994, the Howards moved to Hendersonville and Mrs. Howard started work at Gallatin High School as a School Counselor. She served in that position for two years and then joined the Brentwood High School faculty for three years.

Mrs. Howard then became a stay at home mom. It was during this time she decided she would like to move the area of elementary school counseling. When she started back to work, she served as the School Counselor for Bethpage and North Sumner elementary schools and then joined the faculty at MHMS. This is her fifth year on staff. Mrs. Howard considers it a blessing to be at the same school as her children — Ethan and Caroline.
In her free time, Mrs. Howard enjoys reading, the outdoors, and spending time with family

Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is committed to excellence in K-12 education by utilizing the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child - body, mind, and spirit - while encouraging and nurturing a life long love of learning.

Merrol Hyde Magnet is an academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language.  Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.