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Julie Altman

August 12, 2019

I love working at Horizon Academy because we have a quiet, positive, safe environment where students can succeed at their own pace. The atmosphere of collaboration is felt throughout the program. Our teachers never give up on students and always make a unique connection with each one, so that they are able to open up and learn. Watching students blossom into confident and competent learners is what drives me to do better at my job everyday! Degrees: B.S. from The University of Kansas, M.S. from The University of Kansas, M.S. from Pittsburg State University Passions: my family, education, beach vacations, reading, walking,…

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Rhonda Anzawi

November 1, 2019

I love the calming approach Horizon Academy has with students. A passion of mine is working with students and making a difference in their lives by helping them succeed! Degrees: Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Hobbies: oil painting, because it is a great therapeutic way to wind down and relax! "Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them." -Salvador Dali

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Olivia Aractingi

November 1, 2019

I love Horizon Academy because the staff truly care about each student’s success and growth. I haven’t attended or worked at another school where each student is greeted at the door every morning. Degrees: I am currently in college studying to become a school counselor. Hobbies: I enjoy reading and making music “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” -John Lennon

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Trish Arnold

August 12, 2019

I am blessed to be part of the Horizon Academy team! This school is full of educators and staff that truly love what they are doing. Their compassion, knowledge, drive, and enthusiasm is unparalleled, and the students and families we serve are fabulous! Passions: I love people, children, and helping those that need help. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” -Winston S. Churchill

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Tiffany Arrington

November 1, 2019

I love Horizon Academy because of the dedication to excellence and the perseverance of students Degrees: BA-Psychology from the University of Saint Mary, MS-Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas, EdS-School Psychology from the University of Kansas, and a PhD-School Psychology from the University of Kansas. Hobbies: Browsing at thrift stores, Target, & Office Depot (in that order) “At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end” – Christine Mason Miller

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Vicki Asher

August 12, 2019

There are so many reasons to love Horizon Academy and my role as a teacher and leader. First, stimulating the minds of our students and helping them learn is a challenging task that constantly requires new ideas and a fresh outlook. Second, our students and their needs are always changing which brings new challenges and fresh ideas. In addition, I love that the classroom is a dynamic work environment…no two days are ever the same. Furthermore, it is awesome to work with a group of professionals who are constantly striving to improve student learning and achievement! I could go on…

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Natalie Bergman

August 12, 2019

CounselorWhy do you teach/work at Horizon Academy? Or why did you enjoy being a teacher:I love working with the the wonderful students and educators who make up the Horizon Academy family. I also enjoy being part of HA’s innovative school culture.Degrees: BA from the University of Notre Dame, MA from UMKCPassions: Travel, skiing, volunteering at the KC Pet Project“If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen” -Conan O’Brien

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Joy Branch

August 12, 2019

Hi! I’m Joy, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Horizon Academy. Being a part of this school is challenging yet rewarding. My goal is to hear your amazing stories and share them with the community. The teachers and staff here are exceptional and we all have your best interest in mind. Degrees: B.A. in Communications from Avila University Passions: Photography, Art, Coffee and Superhero Movies “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Gina Bruhn

August 12, 2019

I enjoy being a teacher assistant at Horizon Academy because we teach our students to believe in their own abilities and help them gain the tools necessary to become lifelong learners. Degrees: Associate’s Degree at Penn Valley (in progress) Passions: Art, animals, cooking, and people “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela

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Aly Burnett

August 12, 2019

I am so delighted to be a tutor at Horizon Academy! It is rewarding to get to learn from the students each day, and to always work in a supportive and positive environment. I feel like I’ve found what I love to do everyday, and that’s working with individuals who are unique and talented in their own ways. I hope to continue seeing our students grow, and am excited to see all of their success now and in the future. Degree: B.A. from The University of Kansas Passions: watching movies, spending time with my family and friends, traveling and learning new things!…

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