Christie Horn Named New Principal at Watson Lane Elementary

Horn has been with the district for nearly a decade

Christie Horn is taking over the top job at Watson Lane Elementary after serving as the school’s assistant principal since February 2021. 

“We are excited for the Watson Lane community to have Ms. Horn as the new principal of the school,” JCPS Assistant Superintendent of Accelerated Improvement Schools Dr. Nathan Meyer said. “Ms. Horn has excelled as an AIS leader both at Frayser Elementary and as an assistant principal at Watson Lane. She has set forth a strong instructional vision for the school and is ready for this great opportunity.”

Horn has spent twenty years in education, dedicating nearly a decade of that time to Jefferson County Public Schools. She started with the district in 2005 and taught kindergarten and first grade at Kenwood Elementary School before taking a third grade teaching position at Price Elementary School. Horn also served as an academic instructional coach at Frayser Elementary School and worked as an assistant principal at Laukhuf Elementary School for two years. She started her career in Georgia and also taught in Goshen, Kentucky. 

“It is both an honor and privilege to lead as the principal at Watson Lane Elementary School,” Horn said. “I am dedicated to serving our students and families and ensuring we have a successful school year. As the school’s new leader, I am confident that together we will accelerate student learning as well as support social emotional wellness and develop trusting relationships.”

Horn earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisville, and her principal certification from Bellarmine University.

Horn starts her new position July 1.