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Horn Staff Spotlight Program

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We want you to know our wonderful Horn Staff! 

Each month, we will interview one to two Horn staff members and ask them a series of questions that both parents and kids alike would want to know.  We will also have them provide a picture so you can put a face to the name.  Feel free to say hi once you get to know them better!

 

 

We have archived all staff spotlight interviews on this page below. If there is a specific staff person you would like to know more about, feel free to use the online “Contact Us” form to send us a suggestion.

 

 

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Feb 12

Horn Librarian awarded Shine Award

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In the month of February, the ICCSD awarded Horn librarian Joan Deprenger a “Shine Award.“ This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community – to help our students shine.” Mrs. Deprenger was nominated by third grade teacher …

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Nov 13

Meet Mr. Searls – Horn’s Newest 1st Grade Teacher!

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Who has inspired you most?  My 1st grade teacher Mrs. Cameron inspired me to become a teacher.  Growing up in Iowa City I was lucky to always have great teachers, but Mrs. Cameron always knew how to make learning fun and inspire the kids to reach for more.  In general, my parents have inspired me …

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Apr 28

Horn 3rd/4th Grade Teacher Awarded Shine Award

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In the month of April, the ICCSD awarded 3rd/4th grade teacher Mrs. Dee Aupperle a “Shine Award.” This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community–to help our students shine.” Mrs. Aupperle was nominated by a parent, writing:

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Apr 27

Horn Teaching Resource Associate Awarded “Shine Award”

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In the month of April, the ICCSD Foundation awarded Horn Teaching Resource Associate Ms. Chris  Stillwell a “Shine Award.” This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community–to help our students shine.”  A Horn parent nominated Ms. Stillwell and wrote …

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Apr 27

Horn 5th/6th Grade teacher Awarded Shine Award

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In the month of April, the ICCSD Foundation awarded Horn 5th6th grade teacher Mrs. Courtney Nelson a “Shine Award.” This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community–to help our students shine.”  A Horn parent nominated Mrs. Nelson and wrote …

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Apr 27

Horn 2nd Grade Teacher Awarded Shine Award

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In the month of April, the ICCSD Foundation awarded Horn 2nd Grade Teacher, Mrs. Arganbright, a “Shine Award.” This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community–to help our students shine.”  A Horn student nominated Mrs. Arganbright  and wrote the …

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Apr 10

Meet Mr. Proctor – Horn 3rd/4th Grade Teacher!

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Who has inspired you most?  From a teaching standpoint, my biggest inspiration has been my 3rd grade teacher, Pat Coen. When I was a senior in high school, I had the opportunity to complete a semester long job shadow with Mr. Coen. I learned things during that experience that I still use today in my …

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Mar 12

Meet Ms. Beuter – Horn 1st Grade Teacher!

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Who has inspired you most?  In terms of teaching, I was lucky enough to get to do my student teaching with a former Horn teacher, Tiffany Lewis. Getting to be in her classroom for a whole semester taught me a lot about teaching and the kind of teacher I wanted to be. Tiff was creative …

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Mar 12

Meet Mrs. DePrenger – Horn’s Librarian and Media Teacher!

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This is my sixth year at Horn as the Teacher Librarian and, before that, I taught sixth grade for nearly twenty years at Kirkwood Elementary.  I loved teaching that age in the classroom, and had no idea how much I would enjoy working with all ages in elementary school until I took this position.  I …

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Mar 07

Meet Ms. Jensen – Horn’s Kindergarten Teacher!

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Ms Jensen will be retiring from Horn at the end of this school year.  We will GREATLY miss you, Ms. Jensen! Who has inspired you most?  I’ve got many heroes, people who have made something beautiful in words or actions or art or who have had an impact on the world or who have fought …

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Mar 03

Horn ELL Teacher Awarded “Shine Award”

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In the month of Feburary, the ICCSD Foundation awarded Horn ELL teacher Ms. Sarah Dowd a “Shine Award.” This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community–to help our students shine.”  A Horn fellow teacher nominated Ms. Dowd and wrote …

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Feb 25

Horn 5th/6th Grade Teachers Awarded “Shine Award”

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In the month of January, the ICCSD Foundation awarded 5/6 grade teachers Mrs. Teagle and Mr. Craig a “Shine Award.” This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community–to help our students shine.”  A Horn parent nominated the two after they …

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Jan 28

Meet Ms. Abbot – Horn’s 3rd/4th Grade Teacher!

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Who has inspired you most?  My dad has always been my biggest role model.  He has a huge heart and is always willing to help others. He is the person I always go to when I need advice on life’s big questions.

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Dec 13

Meet Ms. Campbell – Horn’s 1st Grade Teacher!

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Who has inspired you most? My parents. They always showed me that nothing is impossible and that hard work always pays off. My parents make every experience memorable and they are my biggest cheerleaders.

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Nov 04

Meet Mrs. Maras – Horn’s newest 1st Grade Teacher!

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Who has inspired you most?  My parents have been my biggest inspiration.  They have always taught me to work hard. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? I was in awe of Wonder Woman.  I am not sure if it was because of her invisible jet, or the golden lasso!

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Oct 17

Meet Mrs. Hagen – Horn Music Teacher!

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Hi my name is Kate Hagen, I am the General Music Teacher at Horn Elementary. I have been teaching for 15 years. I have had the privilege of teaching at Horn for the past 12 years. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Music Education. I also have a certification in Music …

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Oct 11

Meet Mrs. Smock – Horn 2nd Grade Teacher!

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My name is Deanna Smock.  This is my 7th year as a teacher at Horn.  My family and I recently moved to Horn district and I am proud to say my oldest son, Ely, is a kindergartener here.  I also have a 3 year old, Owen, that can’t wait to be a Horn Hornet!  My …

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Sep 05

Meet Ms. Dowd – Horn’s New ELL Teacher!

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My name is Sarah Dowd, and I am the new English Language Learners teacher at Horn Elementary School. I grew up in Iowa City, went to UNI for 2 years, then finished at Uof I. I have been teaching in Marion Independent School District for the last 10 years as a Kindergarten teacher for 4 …

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Sep 02

Meet Mrs. Cox – Horn’s newest Kindergarten Teacher

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Meet Mrs. Cox, Horn’s newest Kindergarten teacher.  We were excited to get a chance to interview her for our September staff spotlight.   Who has inspired you most? My Mother-In-Law was a teacher for over thirty years. She was an important role-model for me. She stuck the perfect balance between friendship and teacher with her students. …

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