Horseshoe Bend Elementary School
New Teacher Spotlight

Judy Gatfield – First Grade

Judy G

I live in Montour with my husband Tom. We have four adult children, and we have a two month old granddaughter who we just adore. My husband and I enjoy movies, weekend trips out of town, and gold panning when we can. I have worked as a substitute the past two years for the Horseshoe Bend School District, and I was very excited at the opportunity to play a larger role in the school when I was hired to teach your wonderful children in first grade. Prior to working in education, I served nine years in the Air Force.

Steve Reynolds – Second Grade

Steve R

Teaching is my fourth and final career, and my most rewarding to date. Yep, I am probably one of the oldest rookie elementary teachers ever! My dad was career Air Force, and we lived all over the country as well as in Canada and Taiwan. Dad stayed in Ohio after his last station, and I received my degree in Journalism from THE Ohio State University many moons ago. After 10 years as a reporter with the Albuquerque Journal, I worked in group homes with at-risk teens and then was led to a long career as a pro bird dog field trial trainer. I traveled coast-to-coast competing on a national circuit, but that ground to a halt in 2012. I always had inklings about teaching in an elementary school, so after stints as a school bus driver and a parapro in Nampa, my path led to HSB Elementary. I am delighted to be working with some great kids, in a small school, and in a small town. My mom was a career 2nd Grade teacher, and it is beyond cool to be following in her footsteps. When I am not at school or doing school prep at home in Garden Valley, my Weimaraner and I are playing in the mountains looking for grouse or dipping a line for trout.

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