Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Steve Crutchfield, Principal

It is my absolute privilege to partner with you through your child's elementary school years!  I began my career in USD 232 in 1996 and have seen so much positive growth! I have taught in the elementary and middle school settings in both general and special education.  I have Bachelor's Degrees in Business Administration and Elementary Education and Master's Degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership.  Prior to working in the field of education, I was a Facility Manager for Central Parking Sytems, Inc. working at both the Westin and Hyatt Regency Hotels.  

I come from a family of educators.  My wife, Marci, teaches kindergarten in the Turner School District and my two daughters, Malorie and Emilie, are teachers in USD 232.  I'm an avid trail runner and have completed 11 ultramarathons.  In my spare time I also enjoy cycling, history, and golf.

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Megan Turpin, School Improvement Specialist

Hello! My name is Megan Turpin and I am Horizon Elementary School Improvement Specialist. I am happy to announce that this is my Eleventh year with the outstanding De Soto school district and I am excited to be working in the Horizon school community, again, for my second year! 

 I graduated from Emporia State University earning my Elementary Education degree and come from a family of educators. I also have my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Kansas. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK! I have spent my whole educational career teaching in Desoto. I taught at Belmont Elementary in grades 1-3 for the past 10 years. 

 I love the community and family feel here at Horizon and I look forward to continue to work together!