Debra K. Howe – Society of Innovators Members 2016 – 2017


Superintendent, Tri-Creek School Corp., launched a 290 solar panel pilot designed by students in a Project Based Learning (PBL) Curriculum. Construction will begin in 2017 to significantly reduce the electrical costs of the district.  Since 2011, she led Tri-Creek to be one of the first to broadly implement a PBL curriculum which integrates technology, collaboration, and real-world learning increasing STEM opportunities.  Another innovation greatly reduced its expulsion rates by creating alternative opportunities.  Results include a 15% increase in graduation rates reaching 99.3% in 2015. Learn more at

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