Elizabeth Walker, as President of the Horatio School Board, brings 12 years of service to the board. A 1996 graduate of Horatio High School, she pursued a degree in chemistry at Hendrix College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Post-college, Elizabeth worked at Domtar as a Sr. Process Engineer, while her husband, Brian, focused on their broiler and cattle farm. Currently, she is a full-time mom and farmer at Lucky 13 Farm, cherishing family moments with her senior daughter, Reese, and sophomore son, Rhett, at Horatio High School. Proud to call rural southwest Arkansas home, Elizabeth enjoys horseback riding, hunting, camping, and kayaking on the Cossatot River. She looks forward to family travels, including snow skiing, white-water rafting, and SCUBA diving. Beyond her personal pursuits, Elizabeth actively engages with the community. She attends Williamson Community Church and serves as the Horatio Trap Team Coach, Sevier County Farm Bureau Board Vice-President, Director of Farm Credit of Western Arkansas, Arkansas Rural Development Commissioner, and is dedicated to various other boards and committees. Elizabeth is passionate about education and preserving rural communities.
Gwen graduated from Horatio High School and then went on to teach here at Horatio for 30 years before retiring. She has been on our school board for 2 years. She is married to Hollis and they have 2 children and 6 grand children and 1 great grandchild. Gwen loves spending time with family, traveling, painting, and working in the yard.
Joe has been serving on the Horatio School Board for 15 years. He has been employed with the railroad for 30 years. Joe has been married to his wife Jennifer for 34 years and they have two boys that both graduated from Horatio High School. His hobbies are hunting and fishing.
Terri is new board member this year. She is married to Jeff Irvan and they have four kids and ten beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies are spending time with family, fishing, camping and just enjoying nature. One of her childhood memories collecting glass coke bottles and taking them to Brinkley's general store and making 10 cents each. I could buy a soda and a candy with a dime!
Greg is an electrical engineer tech at Texarkana Aluminum and has been on the school board for 11 years. He is married to Nicki and they have three Children, Jace, Grace, Gabbi, and three grandchildren Heidi, Steelie, and Hazelyi. His hobbies are hunting, jeep riding, overland camping, leathering-working, and watching college football. He grew up in Horatio and enjoyed football, baseball and basketball. He graduated from HHS in 1993 and loved being a lion. He has been married for 22 years and enjoys spending time with his family. He attends Williamson Community Church. His favorite book is 12 Strong by Doug Stanton. He is looking forward to a trip to Glacier National Park in his jeep later this year. His favorite restaurant is Pop's Place in Texarkana. His proudest accomplishment is watching the success of his children. He serves on the board because he wants to see Horatio Schools prepare students for a successful future.