A few hiring updates for the 2016-17 school year.
- We are saying goodbye to Leann Roberts who has been a para professional in various classrooms and most recently with Julie Cohen in 3rd and 4th grade, for the past seventeen years! We wish Leann all the best on her new adventures!
- This past year, Julie Litt has been a Math teacher for our 5th through 8th graders. Sadly, for us, Julie has been hired into an ongoing, full time, Math position at Altona Middle School in Longmont. Please take a moment to say goodbye to Julie as the year winds down.
- Gianna Fable, our new hire in 1st and 2nd Grade has decided to stay in her current position in Denver. We will re-assemble our hiring committee for this position and re-post. We will complete this hiring in early June. We are trusting that we will find another amazing candiate for this position.
- Alex Ostrum, our Aftercare Coordinator and Special Education para, will also be leaving us this year. Thanks to Alex for all he has done over the past two years here at Horizons K-8. He will be missed and we wish him all the best! We will be hiring for these positions in June.
Please see letters from Leann and Julie below:
Dear Horizons Community,
It is with a deep sense of gratitude for 17 wonderful years at Horizons that I announce I will not be returning to Horizons in the fall. I am being pulled in the direction of doing more music. I’m not sure the form it will take, but I’m excited about the possibilities!
When I began working here, my own daughters were in middle school, and now they’re all grown up and married. Initially, I worked as a middle school para and I also taught middle school math classes for several years.
Eleven years ago, I moved down to 2/3 and joined Julie’s class. I can always remember how many years it’s been because Sally’s daughter, Alexa, was one of our 3rd graders, and now she’s in college! How do these kids grow up so fast?
What a gift it has been to have the pleasure of working with the current 4th graders for 3 years! Somehow it seems appropriate that as they’re moving on, I am too. My only regret is not getting to spend the second year with the current 3rd graders.
I have LOVED working with Julie. Over the years. I’ve been so happy with the team-teaching environment we’ve created together, and it has been so rewarding to see how well the kids have responded to it. I will really miss that… Thank you, Julie…
I know I won’t be able to stay away from Horizons completely, so I’m sure you’ll see me coming in to sub or to just volunteer in the classroom on occasion!
All my best,
Dear Horizons Community,
I have accepted a full-time 6th grade math position for next year, in St. Vrain, near my home. The position opened recently when the person who taught both of my kids, decided to retire. I am excited about the new opportunity, but sad to leave the wonderful and supportive Horizons community.
I would like to thank all of you for your kindness and support this school year. The staff’s commitment of collaboration in creating a respectful and caring learning environment is something I will always remember with admiration.
Please keep in touch! You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.