Ms. Goldhorn has 26 years of teaching experience; 3 years of post-secondary teaching experience; and 11 years of private music teaching experience. She has been teaching music and language arts for the past 11 years in DoDEA schools in Guam, at Anderson Elementary School and at Cmdr. William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School. Prior to joining DoDEA, Ms. Goldhorn taught at Simon Sanchez High School in Guam; Lincoln and Mellette Elementary Schools in Watertown, S.D.; Watertown Business University; McGoffin Middle School in El Paso, Texas; and Zephyr High School, in Zephyr, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Howard Payne University and her Masters of Education Degree from the University of Guam.

Ms. Goldhorn would like to share this sage advice given to her by her first principal, "You get what you get...make it work." In order to "make it work", Ms. Goldhorn believes teachers must integrate continuing professional development, accountability, and a sense of personal and social commitment. A former school board member remarks, "We should clone Ms. Goldhorn and have her teach all of DoDEA-Guam music programs. Ms. Goldhorn is a jewel worthy of accolades..."

2009 winner, Janet Goldhorn
Janet C. Goldhorn Music Teacher
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