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Head Principal

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Deana Ellis

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It is with great pride and honor that I serve as the Mustang Horizon Intermediate Principal. I am Deana Ellis and it is truly a privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of your child’s/children's educational experiences.  I have been in education for almost two decades with a variety of experiences, both classroom and administration, that have brought me to where I am today.  I began my career in the classroom, teaching grades 3, 4, and 5. It was here that I found my passion for serving students as individuals and ensuring that each one receives the education they deserve.  Wanting to serve on a larger scale, I then became an assistant principal in Putnam City, for three years.  In 2020, I transitioned to Mustang where I have spent two years as Horizon Intermediate’s assistant principal. I love the Mustang Community and all that it stands for! 

I am married to my amazing husband Joe, who works in Putnam City’s administration. We have three wonderful children: Grace, Samuel, and William. We enjoy traveling, especially to beaches and mountains. 

My goal is not only for your child to be successful in their educational journey, but for them to know they are valued as an important part of our school. This begins with building positive relationships. My door is always open to students and families. Feel free to call me, email me or stop by to see me for anything you need. 

No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship ~James Comer

Assistant Principal

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Eric Peterson

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Eric Peterson is the Assistant Principal at Horizon Intermediate.  Mr. Peterson is entering his 16th year in education (15 at Mustang) and previously taught Mathematics and Physical Education at Mustang High School.  He coached multiple sports during his time at MHS including football, basketball, and track.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Andrea, and two boys Braxton and Brayden, and all things sports related."

Favorite Quote: "How you do something is how you do everything!"