George Lucas Educational Foundation

Craig Howat

I have trouble sitting still... I love adventure and excitement. I have backpacked around Europe and visited 18 foreign countries. On the home front, I have 3 states left to visit (1 continental plus Alaska and Hawaii). I am a passionate educator. I love to learn and pursue my professional development. I enjoy networking and have spoken and participated in over a dozen national conferences. My wife and I have been married for 10 amazing years and have 4 active children (imagine that). Our family is fluent in the French language and we love to immerse ourselves in my wifes French culture in Quebec, Canada. Of course, we all love to travel! The hospitality and tourism industry has allowed me to work my way through college. I began as a shuttle bus driver, moved up to bell hop, concierge and the front desk. I received my degree in HRT from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Upon graduation, I worked in hotel sales as well as in the marketing department of a casino. For five years, I also helped with pregame and halftime shows at all home games for the New Orleans Saints.

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