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Meet 1st Grade Teacher: Treasure Horton

How and when did you join the Highlands community?
I originally joined Highlands in the fall of 2008. I left in 2011 to have my 3rd son. 2 years later, the same position and classroom opened up again! I returned in the fall of 2014.

What do you do at Highlands?
I teach 1st grade.

What is your favorite aspect of Highlands culture?
I love the way we challenge our students as a whole. We challenge them academically, but we also challenge them to be better friends, be better than they were yesterday.

Why do you like working at Highlands? What drew you to the Highlands community? 
I love the community that we have here at Highlands, but also the freedom and support to pursue the interests of the students.

How does your work support the Highlands mission?  
I think I support the mission by giving students opportunities for real-world application. You can't always practice drills, at some point you have to play the game!

What is one thing that you want your students to take away from their time with you? 
The idea of growth mindset, you should always be growing, learning, challenging yourself!

Anything interesting about yourself that you'd like to share?  
I have aspirations to be a back-up singer one day!
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

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