Hornak David

David Hornak

Horizon Elementary Principal

Name:Hornak David
Date of birth:
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Phone:(724)-964-6767
Email:davidghornak@gmail.com
Charles Dickens once said, “do all the good you possibly can with as little fuss as possible.” This quote has served as a guide as I aspire to serve others. As you spend a few minutes navigating through my website, it is my hope that while you are visiting, you will end up answering Simon Sinek’s question of Why? In his book START WITH WHY, Sinek inspires readers to identify their Why? He helps readers achieve their purpose, cause, or belief that inspires them to do what they do daily. In my case, it is to do all the good I possibly can do daily while helping others to reach their potential. I hope you find this website a reflective of my purpose: to make a difference daily. I look forward to your thoughts and/or comments. In the end, I hope this website answers for you, Why Dr. David Hornak…

Education

1989-1994

1. Bachelor of Science in Education

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Early Child Development major with ZA endorsement

Elementary Physical Education minor

1994-1999

2. Master of Arts in Education

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Elementary Teaching Focus

1999-2005

3. Educational Psychology/Technology

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI; Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Twenty-two Post Graduate Credits

2010-2012

4. Educational Specialist

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Educational Leadership Focus

Central Office Certification

2012-2015

5. Educational Leadership Ed.D. Program

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Employment

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1. Professional Experience

2007-Present   Holt Public Schools, Holt, MI

Elementary Principal/Lead Learner

2015-Present   National Association of Year-Round Education

Executive Director

2008-Present   Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Adjunct Faculty Member: Physical Education and Sport & Teacher Education

1994-2007   Holt Public Schools, Holt, MI

Elementary Teacher/High School Soccer Coach

Young Fives-First grade teacher

High School men’s and women’s soccer coach

Certified Reading Recovery® Teacher

Mentor Teacher 2005-2006

Interim Principal Spring 2005

Cooperating Teacher for CMU student teachers 2004-2005

 

Related Experience

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1. Related Experience

2014-15 MASA Courageous Journey, Superintendent Endorsement (at completion)

2015 Joint Evaluation Committee: Selecting the next Standardized Test Vendor for the State Assessment

2007-Present, Fitness Activity Coordinator and 5K Chair, Holt, MI

2007-Present, Instructional Leader (Principal), Horizon Elementary, Holt, MI

2005-2007, Wellness Chair, Sycamore Elementary, Holt, MI

2004-2007, Developer and Director, Holt Junior Rams Soccer League, Holt, MI

2003-2007, Community Education Soccer Instructor, Holt, MI

1998-2007, Developer and Director, Holt Youth Soccer Camp, Holt, MI

1998-2007, Developer and Director, Holt Soccer Golf Outing, Holt, MI

1997-2007, Coordinator of 36-team high school soccer scrimmage, Holt, MI

1997-2007, Summer Soccer Camp Counselor, Michigan State University

1997-2007, Helped raise over $100,000 for the Holt Soccer program, Holt, MI

Educational Entrepreneurship

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1. Community Connections

Initiated “Talk with me Tuesday” Parent/Principal communication sessions

Established a Little Free Library in two locations in our Community

Established the Horizon Scholarship for Holt High School graduates who attended Horizon

Caberfae Peaks: Ski/Snowboarding Saturday (Annual School Community Trip)

Delhi Township:  Sidewalk Enhancement Project

Delhi Township: Food Recycling Project

Annual 5K Run, Walk, and Roll for Education

Wellness Initiative Sponsors: Aldi & Kroger

Michigan Fitness Foundation Partnership

Original Okinawan Karate of Holt (After School Martial Arts)

Michigan State University (Spanish Enrichment After School Program)

Central Michigan University Reading Clinic (Summer Reading Assessments and Case Studies)

Rush Capital Area Soccer Club (After School Soccer Program)

Recent District Service

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1. Recent District Service

Superintendent’s Cabinet Member

Negotiating Team Member: Administration v Holt Education Association

Interviewing Team

New Principal Mentor

Student Success Team Program Development Committee Member

Teacher Evaluation Process Committee Member

District Level Wellness Team Committee Member

Honors & Grants

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1. Grants

2014 Michigan Fitness Foundation, co-author, $25,000 district grant

2013 Michigan Fitness Foundation Grant, $1642

2012 Michigan Fitness Foundation Grant Extension from 2011, remainder of $4500

2012 MDOT Sidewalk Enhancement Project Grant, co-author, $207,000

2011 Michigan Fitness Foundation Grant, $4500

2010 National Safe Routes to School Grant, $1000

2009 Safe Routes to School Grant, $1000

2005 Holt Education Foundation Grant, Literacy Works, $1250

1999 Capital Region Community Foundation Grant, Light the Field, $6000

1999 Holt Education Foundation Grant, Nursery Rhymes, $400

1998 Capital Region Community Foundation Grant, Life Cycle of a Frog, $225

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2. Honors

2014 Excellence in Teaching Nomination, Central Michigan University

2013 Governor’s Council Champion of Health Award, State of Michigan

2012 American Association of School Administrators (AASA): Pursuing Excellence Award, National Award

2008 Outstanding School Employee

2006 Honored Teacher in Who’s Who Among American Teachers

2005 Honored Teacher in Who’s Who Among American Teachers

2004 Honored Teacher in Who’s Who Among American Teachers

2003 Honored Teacher in Who’s Who Among American Teachers

1994 Central Michigan University Varsity Soccer Spirit/Hustle Award Winner

1989-1992 Central Michigan University Varsity Soccer Letter Winner

Presentations

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1. Invited Presentations

2015 Clinton County RESA Community Conversation:  Set the Stage for Learning:  Alternative Calendar Presentation

2015 Ionia County ISD:  Set the Stage for Learning: Alternative Calendar Presentation

2015 Eaton RESA:  Set the Stage for Learning:  Alternative Calendar Presentation

2015 I Am a Teacher Expo: Michigan State University Kappa Delta Pi

2015 Clinton County RESA: Set the Stage for Learning: Alternative Calendar Presentation

2015 Addison Public Schools: Site Visit and Presentation

2015 Panelist: Michigan State University Kappa Delta Pi

2015 Lakeview Public Schools: Site Visit and Presentation

2014 Mock Interviewer: Michigan State University Kappa Delta Pi

2014 Baldwin Public Schools: Year Round Education Works!

2014 Au Gres-Sims Public Schools: Year Round Education Works!

2014 Belding Public Schools: Year Round Education Works!

2014 Boomers Rock Radio Show: Cross Generational Unification to Support Local Schools

2014 Central Michigan University: Transitioning from Student to Intern

2013 Michigan Fitness Foundation: Walking School Bus

2013 Greenville Public Schools: Year Round Education Works!

2013 Montcalm/Ionia Superintendent Association: Year Round Education Works!

2013 Mt. Pleasant Public Schools: Year Round Education Works!

2013 In the Arena Radio Show: Wellness and Education

2013 Central Michigan University: Transitioning from Student to Intern

2012 Clare/Gladwin RESD: Year Round Education Works!

2012 Genesee County Superintendents: Year Round Education Works!

2012 Boomers Rock Radio: Wellness and Education

2012 Boomers Rock Radio: Walking School Bus

2012 Youth Movement Radio: Wellness and Education

2012 Central Michigan University: Transitioning from Student to Intern

2011 Central Michigan Works: Engaging your School Community

2011 Michigan House of Representatives Education Reform Committee: Year Round Education Works!

2011 Focal Point: Walking School Bus

2011 Central Michigan University: Transitioning from Student to Intern

2010 Central Michigan University: Transitioning from Student to Intern

2009 Central Michigan University: Transitioning from Student to Intern

2008 Central Michigan University: Transitioning from Student to Intern

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2. Peer Reviewed Presentations

2015 NAESP: Calendar Reform/Balanced School Calendar: The Impact of Summer Recess on Mathematical Learning Retention

2015 MAPEA Virtual Research Symposium:  The Impact of Summer Recess on Mathematical Learning Retention

2014 MEMSPA Conference: Calendar Reform: Balanced School Calendars

2014 CATALYST: Capital Region Prosperity Summit—Keynote Speaker, Literacy Counts: A Vision for a Literate Society

2013 MEMSPA Conference: Job Embedded Professional Development

2013 NAESP Conference: Making the Most of your Minutes: Impacting Students Even Before the First Bell Rings, National Conference

2013 Transportation Bonanza: Safe Routes to School: Tips for Success

2012 Transportation Bonanza: Safe Routes to School: The Walking School Bus

2012 MEA Conference: Job Embedded Professional Development

2012 MEMSPA Conference: Autism: How Prepared is your School?

2011 TEDx Presentation: Engage your School Community: A Local Story

2011 MEMSPA Conference: Engaging your School Community

2010 MEMSPA Conference: Oh no, no one ever taught me that!

2009 MEMSPA Conference: Year Round Education Works!

2008 MEA Conference: Year Round Education Works!

Publications

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1. Publications

Hornak, D. G., & Jensen, E. (1999). The school-home literacy connection:

Making your minutes count. Michigan Reading Journal, 31(4).