A Note From the Principal
Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 school year! On behalf of our teachers, staff, and administration, I want you to know that we are excited to share in the upcoming school year with each of you. Our community of students, teachers, staff, and parents displayed incredible determination and tenacity throughout last school year, as we journeyed through uncharted territories in education. No matter the learning model, our students demonstrated academic growth and progress, but more importantly, resiliency and excellence. What a pleasure it is to serve as the principal of Horizon High School for the 2021 - 2022 school year!
A little bit about me -- I have served in public education since 2000 and have had the privilege of teaching/leading at Horizon High School since 2013 -- first serving as the director of bands, then as assistant principal/activity director in 2017. I am a proud graduate of Wichita State University (undergrad) and Louisiana State University (graduate), as well as The University of Denver (administrative studies program). Growing up, I dreamed of living in Colorado as my family vacationed here, and now I get to live that dream. My husband and I moved to CO in 2013 from Kansas for his job relocation and we enjoy riding our UTV on the many trails in Colorado, camping in the mountains, and watching beautiful sunsets from our back porch! Our daughter is a junior at UNC, studying early childhood education. Our furry friends, Daisy and Brûlée, keep us smiling and walking many miles!
To walk the halls of HHS on any given day and witness incredible instruction from our teachers, determination in learning from our students, and the willingness of support staff to serve our school each day is something I do not take for granted. You see, our school was founded on the core values of collaboration, integration, inclusion, and communication. If you were to walk the halls with me, you would see students working in collaboration as their teachers give the highest-quality of instruction, oftentimes integrating content from other curricular areas but specifically integrating English Language Arts and Social Studies. You would also witness teachers collaborating and planning lessons together in our staff centers, students being welcomed into classrooms and finding safe spaces to learn, and all around, you would witness effective communication through the physical and organizational structures of #HawkNation. Our teachers and staff members take time to connect with our students and with each other because we know that caring connections are crucial to the learning environment.
Lastly, you would see students involved in the life of #HawkNation far beyond the classroom. Our students experience the community of HHS at a much greater level when they get involved with athletics, clubs, and activities. That’s my ask of our parents this school year -- please encourage your students to get involved! The high school experience is so much more meaningful and rewarding when students experience it two-fold through academics and athletics/activities!
I look forward to connecting with our students, parents, and #HawkNation community in the school year ahead. It’s always a great day to be a Hawk where we take pride in serving #EveryStudentEveryDay!
p.s. -- To stay connected, please consider following us on social media at:
Facebook - @HorizonHighHawks
Twitter- @HHSHawkNation, @HorizonHawksAD
Instagram- @hhshawknation, @horizonhawksad, @hhs_studgov