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  • Julie Reuter

Interview with Horizon Retiree Mr. Gull 

Written by Graham Austin, Ivy Sines, Lex Tollefson, Max Herington, Brooklyn Frechette, Alex Marrero, and Sanjay Prakash 

How long have you been teaching? 

I spent 16 years in school as a teacher and sixteen years as a principal. Every minute of my education career has been amazing to me.

What made you decide to become a teacher? 

I had a fantastic teacher, Mr. Weiss. He taught fifth grade for many years and made teaching look fun, challenging, and rewarding. He was a great guy who changed my life.

What is your favorite memory of Horizon School?

I have lots of memories from my days at Horizon. I loved my first few years at Camp Whitcomb. For example, I enjoyed slogging through the swamp with students. I also enjoyed the acts featured in the fifth-grade talent show.

What is the biggest struggle you overcame during your career?

Sadly, I’ve seen some Horizon families and students go through challenging situations, in and out of school. I’ve always been proud of how our school team rallies to help and support students and families. 

What are you most proud of? 

I am proud that Horizon School has been one of Wisconsin's best schools, with the best teachers.

What are your plans for the future?

  • Sleeping

  • Traveling with Mrs. Gull

  • Fishing

  • Home Projects

In what ways have you demonstrated and encouraged the CONTRIBUTE Graduate Competency in your professional career at Horizon?

One of my favorite parts of working at Horizon School is the hundreds of relationships I developed. I had positive interactions with students, staff, and parents every day. I hope those people felt as supported and engaged as I did.


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