• Horizon Elementary Library Staff

    Mrs. Jennifer Christiansen, Ed.S.  

    Me and Heidi
    Mrs. Christiansen recently moved to the area after spending 20 years in Southwest Florida.  She holds an MS degree in Psychology and an Ed.S. degree in Higher Education and Adult Learning. Her academic research focused on senior citizens and pet therapy. Mrs. Christiansen enjoys writing for children and adults. She is the author of a picture book and a young adult novel.  In her free time, Jennifer reads, volunteers as a therapy team with her miniature schnauzer, and travels through America and Europe.  She enjoys film, theatre, photography, fine dining, running, hiking, and agility training with her dogs. 
    Mrs. Christiansen's Blog:  http://horizonelem.edublogs.org/
     Mrs. Gigi Mate

    My name is Brigitta Mate “Gigi”. I am more than exited to join the Comets Family in the Fall as a Library Assistant.

    Here are few things about me;
    I have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from a Teacher Training College in Hungary. I hold specialized diplomas in elementary and pre-school education. I was the Junior Kindergarten teacher and the librarian at Learning Village School Formerly Village Green Day School in Sterling, VA for 14 years. Last year I joined the admin team as a Director of Admissions. 

    As the mother of three younger children, one former Comet and two current Comets I am passionate about books, literacy for children and young adults both in English and Hungarian (my native language).

    In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking and travelling with my family.

    I look forward to getting to know all the students this year.