Randy Maglinger - Principal


Mr. Maglinger has a Bachelor's in Education from the University of Missouri, a Master in Liberal Arts (Social Studies) from Baker University and a Specialist in Secondary Administration from the University of Central Missouri.  Mr. Maglinger has been with the district for 13 years.  This is his first year at Van Horn.  

Mr. Maglinger enjoys spending time with his family, running, reading, playing games with his kids and watching the Royals, MU and the Chiefs.

Phone extension: 17500

Justin Woods - Associate Principal


Mr. Woods has a Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Science in Secondary School Administration and Education Specialist in District Administration from the University of Central Missouri and is currently working on an Educational Doctorate from the University of Kansas.  He has 11 years teaching experience and is in his third year as Associate Principal at Van Horn.  He is a member of the Emergency and Preparedness Committee. Mr. Woods is Co-Principal of the Independence Summer School Academy.  

Mr. Woods enjoys fishing, hunting, running and lifting weights.

Phone extension: 17501

Justin Hargens - Assistant Principal


Mr. Hargens has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Morningside College and a Master P-12 in School Administration from Wayne State University. This is Mr. Hargen's second year as an Assistant Principal at Van Horn.

Mr. Hargens is a sports fan and enjoys staying active and cooking.

Phone extension: 17502

Penny Holm - Assistant Principal


Ms. Holm graduated from Truman State University with an education degree in Communications Arts/Speech and Theatre.  She earned a Masters’ degree in Secondary Administration from William Woods University.  Ms. Holm was a classroom teacher for 16 years before becoming an assistant principal at Liberty High School in 2008.  Ms. Holm joined the Van Horn staff in 2014.

Ms. Holm enjoys following the KC Royals and Chiefs and attending live music events.

Phone extension:  17503

Chris Corrie - Activities/Athletics Director

Mr. Corrie has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Graceland University, Teacher Certification from Washburn University, Master in Educational Leadership from Park University and has been with the district and Van Horn for 8 years.  

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

Phone extension:  17595

Cole Amaya - Student Services Coordinator

Mr. Amaya has a Bachelor of Science in Education/English, a Masters in Secondary Administration and has been in education for 7 years.  He is the Student Services Coordinator, A+ Coordinator and the F.A.S.T (Families and Schools Together) School Coordinator.  He is a member of Van Horn’s Socratic Seminar Committee and the Senate Committee.

Mr. Amaya enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, movies and reading about education.

Phone extension:  17546

Julie Crowell - At Risk Coordinator

Ms. Crowell has a Bachelor of Art in Physical Education and Health, Master in Curriculum and Instruction in PE and Health, Education Specialist in Educational Counseling and School Psychology, Certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid from Graceland, University of Missouri Kansas City and University of Missouri Columbia and has been in education for 23 years.   She is the Head Cross Country Coach.    

Ms. Crowell loves to read, spend time with family and watch movies.

Ms. Crowell was Van Horn's Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011.

Phone extension:  17545

Officer Jeff Nunn - School Resource Officer

Officer Nunn has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Drury University, Police Academy Certification and National School Resource Officer (SRO) Certification.  He has 16 years of experience in law enforcement, 13 years with the Independence Police Department and 8 years as a SRO.   He is the boys swim coach and also coaches swimming for all the Independence Middle Schools.   

Officer Nunn teaches the KCMO Men’s weekly non-denominational Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class.  He enjoys running, disc golf and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Phone extension:  17590

Aimee Burkhardt - Attendance Secretary


This is Ms. Burkhardt's first full year at Van Horn as our Attendance Secretary. She enjoys being with family, swimming, watching her daughter play year-round competitive basketball, shopping and reading.

Phone extension:  17522

Sheila Harrison - Activities/Athletic Secretary


Ms. Harrison graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO.  She has been working in the educational field for 27 years.  She is our Athletics and Activities secretary which encompasses a tremendous amount of work and responsibility.   She works very closely with Chris Corrie, our Athletics Director making sure each activity and sporting event goes smoothly.

Ms. Harrison enjoys doing crafts and spending as much time as possible with her two grandchildren.

Phone extension:  17525

Lori Jonas - Principal's Secretary

Mrs. Jonas attended St. Mary’s High School and Penn Valley Community College.  She worked as an Administrative Assistant at St. Mary’s High School.  This is her third year at Van Horn. 

Mrs. Jonas enjoys bowling, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and three sons.  

Mrs. Jonas was classified employee of the year 2015-2016.

Phone extension:  17520

Robin Rockhold - Library Manager

Mrs. Rockhold graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City.   She is the library manager.  She coordinates Van Horn’s mentors and students through the district's Inspire Program and is the Website Designer and Public Relations person for Van Horn.   Ms. Rockhold has been with Van Horn and the district for eight years. 

Mrs. Rockhold enjoys quilting, reading and Netflix.   Her graduated from Truman High School and is a Hydrogeologist with an environmental company.  Their daughter is finishing her degree in Entrepreneurship through Ottawa University and is a 2011 Van Horn graduate.  Their son is a sophomore at Colorado State University studying Ecosystem Science & Sustainability and is a 2014 graduate of Truman High School.

Mrs. Rockhold was Van Horn's Classified Employee of the Year for 2012-2013.

Phone extension:  17536

Terri Singleton - Bookkeeper

Phone extension:  17522

Cammie Smith - Student Services

Phone extension: 17524