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Congratulations to Horatio District and Elementary Teacher of the Year Ms. Karen Woods and Horatio High School Teacher of the Year Ms. Vickie DeVore.

Horatio High School Teacher of the Year is Vickie DeVore Ms. DeVore is currently teaching history and social studies at Horatio High School. She has been with the Horatio School District for 13 of her 27 years in education. Vickie graduated from East Texas State University with a BSE in Secondary Education with emphasis in History and then received her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education with English emphasis from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. Ms. DeVore’s Belief Statement: “My educational philosophy is basic. I am the barometer for my classroom. As an educator, I have the ability to humiliate or help...intimidate or inspire. I believe the greatest gift I can give a student is the ability to think critically. I have found that kids are kids...no matter the area or socioeconomic background. I feel it is the teacher’s responsibility to work with the individual; not only to challenge and inspire, but also to aid in their pursuit and completion of a high school course of study. Most of my teaching experience has been in private education with multiple grade and multi-subject experience. I realize that students enter a classroom with various academic abilities. Through the use of multi-intelligence instruction, I strive to meet them where they are and help them achieve.” Horatio Elementary and Horatio School District Teacher of the Year is Karen Woods Ms. Woods is currently teaching fourth grade at Horatio Elementary School. She has been with the Horatio School District for 11 of her 28 years in education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education plus has acquired an additional 18 hours of coursework. Her certifications include K-6, early childhood, 5-8 social studies, and ELL. Ms. Woods’ Belief Statement: “My philosophy of education includes clear expectations, a focus on developing thinking skills, and student differentiation. Through my classroom instruction and teaching reading groups, my goal is to incorporate these aspects in my daily routine.” “It is a great honor getting to know these talented and dedicated teachers. They are not only assets to Horatio students but also to the education profession. I am proud to serve with Mrs. DeVore and Mrs. Woods.” Zane Vanderpool, Superintendent.
Curtis Black, Principal; Karen Woods; Vickie DeVore; Gayla Youngblood

Destruction of folders

Attention Parents of students who Attended Horatio School District. State and federal guidelines required that all special education due process forms and records be destroyed within six(6) years after a student leaves the special education or speech therapy program. If your child was dismissed, graduated, was dropped from the program or found to be ineligible for special education services of speech therapy during the school year 2014, you have the right to review and request copies of your child’s due process records before they are destroyed. Your child also has the right to review these records providing he or she is 18 years old or older. If you wish to see these records they will be available at Horatio High School Special Education office beginning March 29th, 2021 to April 9th,2021 from 8:30-3:00 please call and make an appointment. Cindy Frachiseur -870-832-1900 ext.1914 Records not picked up will be destroyed on May 23rd. 2021 These records are not your child’s permanent school records. They are only Special Education records or 504. Cindy Frachiseur Special Education/504 Coordinator 870-832-1900 ext.1914

Mission Statement

At Horatio Schools, our mission is to collaboratively develop the next generation of inspired, forward-thinking innovators who face challenges of the future with confidence.