Howard Magazine - Page 34 - Best Of Howard Personalities: Principal, Nick Novak

Howard Magazine
- Page 34
Best Of Howard Personalities: Principal, Nick Novak

Howard High School

 

8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City
410-313-2867
hohs.hcpss.org

 

After nearly a decade running one Howard County high school or another, Howard High principal Nick Novak has a good idea what works: listening to the many stakeholders.

 

“Whatever school you go to you’re going to find great students, great teachers, great parents – a great community, with so much passion and support for principals,” he says.

 

His style is to tap into that knowledge, passion and support and find a consensus for how the school should operate.

 

Novak used that collaborative style last year when he surveyed all of Howard High’s stakeholders to come up with a new mission for the school that aims to promote "a culture of integrity, equity, and responsiveness that embodies our Howard."