Dr. Patty J. Horn is a Professor and Director of the Teacher Induction Program at Northern Arizona University. In her 43 years in education, she has served as a classroom teacher, department chair, an Associate Dean at Northern Arizona University, and the Dean of the College of Education at Grand Canyon University. Graduate work has been completed at Arizona State University with a major in Elementary Education and a specialization in Math and Science. She has conducted research and evaluation for mentoring and induction programs. As a team member with Cooperative Services International Education Consortium, she has traveled to Tibet, Hong Kong, Guilin, Chengdu, China; Tunisia, Africa; Bangkok, Thailand and the Soviet Union.
She has held the office of President in Arizona for the Association of School Administrators, Science Teachers Association, and the Association of Teacher Education. Dr. Horn has also served as Secretary for the Staff Development Council of Arizona and the Association of Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education as well as served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Arizona Rural Schools Association.
Awards include the Distinguished Higher Education Administrator, Plank Holder of the Arizona Alliance for Math, Science, and Technology Education, Outstanding Contributor to Teacher Education in Arizona, Environmental Educator of the Year, Distinguished Professor of the Year, and Arizona Rural Schools Association Hall of Fame Inductee.
Dr. Horn’s mission is to work with teachers and students so that each reaches their full potential for success.