Profiles in Education: Making the Case for Easton High with Principal Kirk Howie


There is something very reassuring when you listen to Kirk Howie, the relatively new principal of Easton High School, talking about his school and his roots. Born in Easton, with a father who taught at Easton High School, and now has one of his two daughters attending the same school, it’s not hard to believe Principal Howie when he says his job is “very personal” to him.

And that notion of being “personal” also comes through when Kirk talks about Easton High School’s students and teachers, or career development, college preparation, or even the remarkable successes of Easton’s athletic teams. Taken all together, Howie makes a strong case for Talbot County public education and the kind of exceptional diversity found in his high school which he thinks is a critical part of the learning process. He also makes a case for improving the conditions with the school’s workout and weight rooms, where he is leading an effort to raise $60,000 in private funds for a new coat of paint, better equipment, and space planning. He’s almost halfway to that goal.

The Spy sat down with Kirk last week at the Easton High School’s library to talk about his relationship with EHS, his hopes for its future, and why he is so proud of a school where his children attend.

This video is approximately six minutes in length. For more information about Easton High School please go here

Editor’s note: Easton High School’s percentage of students for both two year and four year colleges is at 87%. 

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  1. Harriette Lowery says:

    Easton High School is in the best of hands with Principal Kirk Howie as the leader. He is inspiring to both students and faculty as he demonstrates team work for success in all areas. He is working within the school system, he is working throughout our community, he is young, enthusiastic and smart. I am so glad he and his family are back home caring about our young people and their futures.

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