Gerilyn Semro

Upper School Teacher

Teaching has chosen me as much as I have chosen it, even as a young child. I knew what I wanted to do even before I started school, and it did not deviate over the years. I would always be a teacher and therefore always learning, and sharing the love of learning with others. I have continued my professional education all through my career so far and hope to always continue doing so. I was very lucky when I found this home for my vocation. At Horizon Academy, I found the truest, most amazing educational environment I have ever known. It is positive, motivating and effective for students, staff and parents. I feel extraordinarily fortunate to be here and strive to be worthwhile of the opportunities we all have here.

Degrees: B.S. from University of Nebraska, M.S. from University of Nebraska, M.S. from University of Kansas

Passions: time with my family, anything outside, education, sports

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Don’t count the days; make the days count.” Muhammad Ali