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Mrs. Van Horn
My name is Mrs. Van Horn and I will be your child’s teacher this year! This is my sixth year at Arcola and I'm very excited to be back. I am a native to Loudoun County where I grew up and now raise my children.
I obtained my undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Special Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Throughout college I substitute taught children with multiple learning disabilities. In addition, I was an assistant teacher at a private school. Post-graduation, I was a teacher assistant at George Mason Middle School in Falls Church, working with students with multiple disabilities, including students with ED/LD/MR and autism. I began teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools as the MR/Autism teacher for grades 3rd-5th. I then moved to Loudoun and opened Mercer Middle School in Stone Ridge, where I taught students with learning and emotional disabilities and later I ran the ED/Autism program.
I have had the privilege of staying home with my three wonderful children these past several years. I have 13 year old daughter, Reese, an 11 year old daughter, Regan and a 6 year old boy, Reid. My husband and I recently moved into the Willowsford Community, minutes from Arcola Elementary. While staying at home I taught private tutoring, ran my own preschool program out of my house and worked for K12, a home- based curriculum-company writing IEPs for students with disabilities. Last year, I taught grades 3-5 as the Autism Teacher and I'm excited to be teaching the K-2 Autism program this year!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. We love attending our children’s sports activities, traveling, and watching them grow.
I am very excited for a fun, stimulating and structured school year with your child. Please come to me anytime, as my door is always open.
My email is jenny.VanHorn@lcps.org.
Here’s to a fabulous year!
Mrs. Van Horn, Special Education Teacher
Ms. Tori and Ms. Michelle, Asstistant