The Placerville Union School District (PUSD) recently selected Patricia Horn as the new Principal of Sierra School. Horn brings with her a wealth of experience as both teacher and administrator with training credentials in Administrative Services, Multiple Subject Teaching, and Master of Arts - Education, Curriculum, and Instruction. “We are very excited for Patty to be part of the PUSD family. The experience and expertise she brings with her will only enhance the exemplary programs we have in place,” expressed Eric Bonniksen, Placerville Union School District Superintendent.
Horn began her teaching career in 1998 with the San Juan Unified School District. She taught Kindergarten through fifth grade at John Holst Elementary, Oakview Community, and Coyle Avenue Elementary schools. In this role, she also served as Teacher in Charge, Positive Behavior Team Member & Behavior Support Team Lead, Leadership Team Member, Academic Parent Teacher Team Leader, Professional Learning Community Coordinator, ECE Integration Prototype K-12 Teacher Representative, and Smarter Balance and Northwest Educational Association Testing Teacher Leader.
Prior to coming to Sierra School, Horn worked with the San Juan Unified School District as Vice Principal of Skycrest Elementary School. In this role, she served as PBIS team leader; created and maintained the Comprehensive School Site Safety Plan; interviewed, hired, and supervised recreational aides; planned professional development; and worked with local law enforcement and the community. Horn is a resident of El Dorado County is excited to now have the opportunity to work in the community where she lives.
“I am so humbled and excited to be Sierra’s principal,” Horn expressed, “From the first moment of stepping on campus at Sierra School, it was love at first sight! What a truly AMAZING and special place; and what AWESOME teachers, students, staff members, families, and community! Being selected to be part of this team is a dream come true for me.”
The mission of the Placerville Union School District is to provide children with an excellent educational program that prepares them academically and inspires them to be confident, life-long learners who strive to realize their potential and make a positive contribution to society.