Office Staff

Dr. Justin Woods - Principal

College: Dr. Woods has a Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Science in Secondary School Administration, an Education Specialist in District Administration from the University of Central Missouri and an Educational Doctorate from the University of Kansas.   

Fun Facts: Dr. Woods enjoys fishing, hunting, running and lifting weights. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions. Email is the easist way to get in touch with me and get a quick response. I am happy to help out our Van Horn Families. I am celebrating 10 years as a Falcon. Fly to the Sky Falcons!

Contact Information: justin_woods@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Dr. Randy Oliver- Associate Principal (Students Last Names P-Z)

College: Dr. Oliver studied educaiton at William Jewell College and he also earned a doctoral degree in adminstration from tthe University of Kansas.

Fun Facts: Dr. Oliver was born and raised in Sugar Creek so the west side of Indpendence is home to him. In 2021, he was selected as the Assistant Principal of the year for the state of Missouri.  He was then recognized as one of the three finalists in the National Assistant Principal of the Year. He absolutely loves being a Falcon. Ka Kaw!

Contact Information: randy_oliver@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Melissa Romero - Assistant Principal (Students Last Names A-GL)

College: Ms. Romero is a UCM mule through and through with 3 degrees from the university.

Fun Facts: In addition to being an educator, she is a mom, wife, sister, and friend. She loves traveling and running (if the travel involves running she loves it even more). In her spare time if she's not running or hanging out with family and friends you can find her curled up with a book (ask her what she's reading now). 

Contact Information: melissa_romero@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Bryan Hoover - Assistant Principal (Students Last names Go-O)

College: Studied education at the University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas State. He also earned a graduate degree in administration from the University of Central Missouri.

Fun Facts:

Contact Information: bryan_hoover@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Chris Corrie - Activities/Athletics Director

College: Mr. Corrie has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Graceland University, Teacher Certification from Washburn University, Master in Educational Leadership from Park University.

Fun Facts: Mr. Corrie loves spending time with his two young sons.  He also enjoys playing and watching soccer (mostly watching now).  

Contact Information: chris_corrie@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Tiffany Lane - Principal's Secretary

Fun Facts: Ms. Lane has been with the ISD since 2007, mostly in the transportation department. She has been with Van Horn since 2017 and truly enjoys being a Falcon.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys going to the movies, traveling and spending time with friends.

 

 

Contact Information: tiffany_lane@isdschools.org

 
Angela McGrath- Bookkeeper

Fun Facts: Ms. McGrath is in charge of all things that relate to the school budget. Please reach out to her if you have questions pertaining to myschoolbucks, yearbook purchases, student parking passes and other financial items.

 

Contact Information: angela_mcgrath@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Lisa Hickman - Activities Secretary

Fun Facts: Ms. Hickman graduated from Odessa High School in Odessa, MO.  

She enjoys reading, playing games, going to the movies, watching Chiefs, Royals, and MU sports, going to the lake (Pomme de Tere) to fish, swim and boat, bargain shopping (thrift/antique stores) and spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and dog.
 
Ms. Hickman can help with any athletic and activity reltated questions. 
 

lisa_hickman@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Dana Lewis- Student Services

‚Äč

Ms. Lewis will be happy to assist with student records, current student transcripts, test scores, and transferring out of students.

 

Contact Information: dana_lewis@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Samantha Flores-Attendance Secretary

Fun Facts: Ms. Flores is in charge of all aspects of attendance. Please contact her if you have questions about your child's attendance or need to report an absence. 

Contact Information: sammy_flores@isdschools.org

Phone Number: 816.521.5360

 
Officer Adam Rygne-School Resource Officer

Fun Facts:

 

Contact Information: adam_sygne@isdschools.org