August 26

Welcome to 4th Grade


My name is Leah Polster and I have been teaching in Dearborn since 2001.  I am proud to be a part of one of the best schools in the district, and am excited to be your child’s teacher this year.  My husband Mark and I live in Dearborn and we have two sons: Max (who is in 12th grade) and John (who is in 9th grade). We have a dog, Duke, who is 5 years old (in November).

I have lived in Dearborn most of my life, I attended Duvall for 4th thru 6th grade, Stout Middle School, and Edsel Ford High School.  I graduated from Eastern Michigan University, and then University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Master’s Degree.  I have taught second thru fifth grade here at Howe School.

Outside of work I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and friends, moving around – walking my dog, shopping, trying new restaurants and food, and traveling to new places. I love to garden, it’s how I spend my summers.  I have discovered a new passion: butterfly farming.  I raise monarchs and black swallowtail butterflies each summer.

I believe in a strong partnership between parent, teacher, and student.  The best way to contact me, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns is via email.  I check email in the morning and evening.  As a parent, I understand the importance of communication and I have your child’s best interest at heart.  My email is  If you do not have an email, please send a letter in with your child or call the office and I can call you back at the end of the day.  Please sign up for my blog at your earliest convenience, I post class information and district information that is important for the school year.

I expect excellent behavior and teamwork with the children so your support at home will be most appreciated.  I have attached the classroom information from the blog.

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