Ms. Schaub has participated as a teacher in the pilot years of H.E.R.O.E.S, with her class of special education and general education students reaching 100% proficiency on the state assessment. She worked to reform the data analysis process in order to develop a continuous process that identifies areas of needs of students, matches those needs to classroom-based interventions, and identifies ways to build the teacher's capacity to meet those needs.
Mrs. Horn has been instrumental in the research, design and implementation of the H.E.R.O.E.S program at Havre de Grace Elementary. She has provided ongoing training to teachers and administrators on how to implement the tiered intervention process and the best practices of interventions at the classroom level. Mrs. Horn provides job-embedded professional development for teachers through planning, coaching and modeling lessons in order to strengthen the teacher's capacity to deliver successful interventions. Through Mrs. Horn's efforts in the H.E.R.O.E.S program, the school's reading scores on the state assessment have been ranked first in the county and third in the state for all Title I schools.