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We know that many parents and students are missing the Horace Mann Staff and have tremendous appreciation for their hard work now and all year. We also know that many of us are balancing a great deal more than “normal” and are adapting to a new level of remote learning. Please know that you are invited to participate to the extent that makes sense for your family and that we hope you are safe and healthy!

How you can participate:

Make a sign

Create a sign of appreciation! Then, 

1. Take a photo of it (with or without your students) and email it to for use in an all school slide show by May 3rd. We’ll share it with the staff and on the Facebook page (more info on that below). Email with any questions.

2. Bring the sign to the school to add to a drive-thru display! I’d love to fill the front of the school grounds with signs of appreciation. Make a sign and come stick it in the ground on May 3rd (practicing social distancing), put it up on the fencing or contact if you need lawn sign materials. I have a limited amount available.

Join the Facebook Group

Join private Facebook group “Horace Mann PTSA Colt Community Support” 

and watch for daily prompts that you can respond to if you are inspired (and stay for community support through these challenging times)!

 Send a Thank you note

Click here for a link to the coloring pages. Have your student(s) color them and write thank you notes. Sometime during the week of May 4th-8th, email your teachers, specialists, office staff, and any staff that you appreciate at Mann. All staff email addresses will be available here soon.

Email your thank you notes directly to the staff member. You can find their email addresses below.

Megan Spaulding Principal
Jimmy Cho Associate Principal
Sue Nauman Office Manager
Ann Glassey Secretary
Tina Havir Health Room Secretary
Claire Hughes Kindergarten
Debbie Laughlin Kindergarten
Kristi Bergquist Kindergarten
Lauren Ives Kindergarten
Sherry Ernst 1st Grade
Melanie Stevens 1st Grade
Trish Trotter 1st Grade
Sandy Ortloff 2nd Grade
Melissa Deabler-Urben 2nd Grade
Student teacher: Brittany McIntosh
Jessie Sterling 2nd Grade
Sue Hatai 3rd Grade
Kayla Dunbar 3rd Grade
Shelby Kvamme 3rd Grade
Jayce Crane 4th Grade
Jennifer Moon 4th Grade
Sara Rigby 4th Grade
Brittany Hall 5th Grade
Liz Willard 5th Grade
Student teacher: Millie Kawabata
Florinda Gorostiza 5th Grade
Lisa Lange Learning Center
Ryan Turner Learning Center
Ashlynn Owen Kachikis Special Ed
Michelle Geraghty   Special Ed
Renee Welch  Special Ed/Safety Net
Shannon Leonard Librarian
Brad McRae Music
Matt Laughlin Physical Ed
Tiffany Sivertsen
Stephanie Lillybridge Occupational Therapist
Tammy DeRoche Physical Therapist
Jess Schauer
Rosina Bell Games EL Resource Teacher
Colleen Chalmers Counselor
Olivia Pennell Psychologist
Cindy Carpenter Nurse
Brian Pattillo Custodian 
Aleks Marin Custodian
Glenda Alderete Paraeducator
Haleh Arabshahi Paraeducator
Lyn Brandjes Paraeducator
Carole Cuellar Paraeducator
Christin Deakins Paraeducator
Sandra Dixon Paraeducator
Laura Drover Paraeducator
Jackie Fulbright Paraeducator
Liz Holmquist Paraeducator
Monique Ibsen Paraeducator
Becky Latt Paraeducator
Shalika Martin Paraeducator
Clea Morehart Paraeducator
Samantha Peterson Paraeducator
Rachel Roland Paraeducator
Connie Spain Paraeducator
Rolee Verma Paraeducator
Priya Bhale Instructional Assistant
Wendy Gustin Instructional Assistant
Kym Hunter Instructional Assistant
Natalie Niederhausern Instructional Assistant
Stacy O’Brien Instructional Assistant

Contact with any questions!