Hi! I am Mrs. Howenstine a fifth grade teacher. I have been teaching 5th grade for sixteen years. I have been teaching at Ellis for eleven years. I received my teaching degree from Northern Illinois University. I have also earned my masters degree as a Reading Specialist from George Williams University. I feel very fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of students. I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends on the weekends. I have two puppies Oliver and Hazel that keep me very busy. I'm ready for a great school year!