As a child growing up in Rhode Island and Connecticut, Peg Howard already knew she wanted to be a teacher.  After college at the University of Rochester and graduate school at Boston University, she came to the North Shore in 1973 and built a career as classroom teacher, writing specialist, Language Arts Director, consultant, and principal. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in the field of literacy instruction.  Her three children attended Salem Schools, and she served two terms on the Salem School Committee.  Later, she was principal of Saltonstall School from 2005-2009. She loves that Salem combines the amenities of a city with the community feel of a small town. When she bought her home, she thought she’d live in Salem for three years before moving on, but Salem worked its charms.  Thirty-seven years later, she’s still here, giving informal tours to all her visitors, attending cultural events and lectures, serving her church and other local groups, and appreciating all Salem has to offer.  Now retired, she’s delighted to rejoin the Board of the Salem Education Foundation, a group she helped to found many years ago.