Mr. Steve Crutchfield

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Mr. Steve Crutchfield

Steve began his career as an educator in 1996 as a fifth grade teacher at Lexington Trails Middle School.  He has worked in a variety of educational settings at both the elementary and middle school levels, including special education.  Prior to being named Principal in 2015, Steve was a School Improvement Specialist at Horizon.  His wife, Marci, is a first grade teacher at Midland Trail Elementary in Kansas City, KS and his daughters, Malorie and Emilie are both studying to be teachers at KU and K-State respectively.  Steve is an avid trail and ultramarathon runner and loves outdoor adventures.  


Mrs. Deborah Ricker

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Mrs. Deborah Ricker

Deborah came to Horizon Elementary as the School Improvement Specialist during the 2016-2017 school year.  Prior to starting the the SIS role, Deborah was a School Psychologist for 19 years.  Her first 8 years were in the DeSoto School District and the next 11 years were spent in the Blue Valley School District.  She is married to a high school teacher/soccer coach and they have four daughters.  When Deborah is not at work, you can usually find her on the sidelines of a soccer game watching her daughters play, coaching volleyball, or playing sand volleyball.