Horizon Education Alliance News

Creating a Culture of Cross-Sector Collaboration

Welcome New HEA Staff!

Kent Dutchersmith To support the expansion of the countywide ECoSistema music program, we welcome Kent Dutchersmith. Kent is a Lead Teaching Artist working with music students at the Boys & Girls Club in Goshen. Kent first showed musical interest when he...

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Seeing success at HEA

Pat Osborn is an Elkhart native who was educated in the Elkhart school system. She’s also part of Horizon Education Alliance’s valued team of volunteer tutors, giving her time and effort to help adult students achieve educational success. Before going back to college,...

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Finishing what she started

Kimberly Lopez had never finished high school, but she’s not a quitter. She’s an achiever, and Horizon Education Alliance is part of her success story. Kimberly was born in Miami, FL, and moved to Elkhart when she was 6 years old. She went to Cleveland Elementary...

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Closer to the goal

David Gregg has a goal. He wants to pick up where he left off more than three decades ago. There’s a lot of work involved, but David isn’t going it alone. He has Bill Williamson to help guide the way. David is originally from El Paso, Texas, and moved to the Elkhart...

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Finding a new way through HEA

Ana Ortega moved to the Elkhart area nearly 15 years ago. She was 15 years old and didn’t start school when she arrived. Ana began working right away in the recreational vehicle industry, where she’s been employed ever since. Ana is now the mother of three children...

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Getting closer, step by step

Horizon Education Alliance is on a mission to improve educational success in Elkhart County. That goal struck a chord with Dan Reiff, and he reached out. Dan taught biology and chemistry for 10 years, both at Elkhart Community Schools and Goshen Community Schools. He...

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PAX Week Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the 38 classrooms representing 18 Elkhart County schools that participated in PAX Week, held February 18 to 22 during PAX Month! The purpose of PAX Month was to promote awareness of the positive benefits of including PAX in classroom teaching....

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