Phone: 469-752-3143


Degrees and Certifications:

Degree: Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University Certifications: Texas Teaching Certification: Early Childhood – 8th grade Generalist

Mrs. Tacy Howe

Third Grade Teacher


Welcome  to 3rd grade! My name is Mrs. Howe. I’m so happy to be your 3rd grade teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This will be my 8th year of teaching. I taught in Richardson ISD, Plano ISD and worked as a Curriculum Director and Executive Director for the Primrose Schools. This is my 2nd year teaching at Shepard and I am excited to be back!

I live here in Plano, Texas with my husband, son and daughter and one black Labrador. I enjoy going out to eat and trying out new locations around the Dallas area. I love to travel and visit places I’ve never been. When it’s time to relax I love to cozy up to a good movie and popcorn.


  • Mrs. Howe's Class Schedule

    7:00 am - 7:30 am Early Morning Drop-Off. During this time, students will be either in the gym or in the cafeteria for breakfast until the 7:30 am bell rings.

    7:30 am - 7:40 am Children arrive in their classrooms to unpack and do morning activities

    7:40 am - 8:00 am Pledge, Moment of Silence, Announcement/ Patriot News, and Morning Meeting

    8:00 am - 8:45 am English Language Arts

    8:55 am - 9:40 am Specials

    9:45 am - 10:15 am English Language Arts Continued and Snack

    10:15 am - 10:55 am Social Studies

    11:00 am - 11:30 am Recess

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch

    12:00 pm - 1:20 pm Math

    1:20 pm - 2:15 pm Science

    2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Intervention and Enrichment

    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Packing up and End of Day Dismissal Routines


    Tuesday 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm


    Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Wednesday  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm



  • Contact Information

    You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

    My conference time is 9:00 am - 9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

  • Third Grade Information

    Please see our Third Grade Department page for more Third Grade information.

    Shepard Third Grade Team Page

  • Special Announcements for Mrs. Howe's Class

    General Announcements

    • For breakfast, kids who come in at 7:35 or later are sent to class with their trays to finish in the classroom. Anyone who comes in before that eats in the cafeteria and leaves at 7:40 to go to class. Those kids are not allowed to leave with breakfast items. Breakfast opens at 7:00. If your student plans on eating breakfast at school, please allow them enough time to get their breakfast and eat it in order to be in class on time at 7:40 ready to learn.

    August 2022

    August 9: Meet the Teacher from 8 AM - 9 AM *You may bring your labeled school supplies*

    August 10: First Day of School for Students

    August 11: Parent Information Night Click Here

    September 2022

    September 2-5: Student Holiday

    September 8:  Shepard PTA Sock Hop- Family Event Click for More

    September 29: School Picture Day

    October 2022

    October 10: Student/Teacher Holiday

    October 11: Student Holiday/ Patent-Teacher Conferences

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Parmesan Crisps
    • Cheese Puffs

    Favorite School Drinks

    • Pink Drink
    • Iced Vanilla Latte
    • Cherry Limeade

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Target
    • Amazon


    • Traveling
    • Taking pictures
    • Writing

    T-Shirt Size

    •  Small

    Favorite Color

    • Blue
    • Black
    • Red

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • March 22nd

    Aversions and Allergies

    •  Shellfish