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CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 40 years, how does that feel?
Donald A. Hornbecker: “You know, I really enjoy what I do. I enjoy working with the students. That’s our main priority. In working with colleagues, it doesn’t feel like 40 years, they flew by. I don’t sit down and think about how long I’ve been here, I find new challenges, new adventures, and journeys, and I look forward to it. I don’t look back, I look forward.”
“CCSD is a unique district, it is spread out and each area is unique, it has for me the students who work hard, the parent support, I can’t think of anything better. You focus on student learning and building relationships with the students and the community and you couldn’t have asked for a better place.”
CCSD: What has been the most rewarding aspect of your tenure?
Donald A. Hornbecker: “The opportunities that I’ve been given. Each year I experience things that are rewarding and it keeps me going. When I started it was hard to find a job, but I found a job teaching, that was a great opportunity. Another one, a big one, I met my wife at Ruth Bond Elementary School.”
Donald A. Hornbecker has been with Central Schools since he graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1976. He was hired as a 2nd-grade teacher at Ruth Bond Elementary School, two weeks before classes started. He was principal of Nataani Nez Elementary School for 3 years, then principal of Kirtland Elementary School for 28 years. Currently, Mr. Hornbecker is the coordinator of elementary schools.

Dr. Colleen W. Bowman, Superintendent
Central Consolidated School District
P.O. Box 1199, Highway 64, Old High School Road
Shiprock, New Mexico 87420
Main line: (505) 368-4984
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