Assistant Principal - 7th/8th Grade

Phone: 719-495-5203


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Biology/Chemistry MS Space Studies MS Education Leadership 7-12 Secondary Science CO Teacher License 7-12 Secondary Science SD Teacher License CO Principal License

Ms. Elizabeth Dalzell

“Education can be viewed as a tapestry that is worked steadily for years, in unison, by home and school. A tapestry that combines the skills, support, patience and guidance of those who have shared their talents along the way.  When completed, step back and look closely, you have a masterpiece that was woven by many hands – small pieces at a time.”

The final masterpiece may take the form of a student who experiences a personal accomplishment, an educator who touches the hearts of students who have shown years of frustration, or a school celebrating their community of learners.  Horizon Middle School is my personal tapestry!

District 49 entered my life as I began 2nd grade.  Many loose threads lay ahead of me with only dreams of what my final tapestry would become.  Through the years, I was encouraged and guided to take advantage of opportunities that would allow me to arrive at this point.

This will be my tenth year as an assistant principal for Horizon and sixteenth year in education in District 49.  

I first joined Falcon School District after receiving my Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry from Northern State University.  While teaching science at Horizon Middle School and Patriot Learning Center, I earned my Master of Science in Space Studies and a year later, began my MS in Educational Leadership.

As an educational leader at HMS, my passion is for every student to understand their inner strength as they learn to advocate for their personal and educational needs.  Horizon students must be prepared to enter their high school years with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to become successful and contributing citizens of our community and world.  Our Horizon educational team will work alongside your students to encourage and celebrate their accomplishments, highlight what makes them unique in a diverse world, and prepare them for a successful high school experience.

As a parent and/or guardian of a Horizon Middle School student, your support and encouragement is highly valuable to making your child’s middle school years a success!  Let us work together in encouraging our students to take advantage and become involved in all the great opportunities Horizon has to offer! 

I look forward to the 2023-2024 school year and meeting each and every Panther and their parent/guardian AND seeing their faces as they roam the halls throughout the year!

Assistant Principal - 6th Grade/7th Grade

Phone: 719-495-5208


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Megan Anderson

Hey Panther Families!

I am excited to join the Horizon team this year as an assistant principal.  I am entering my 13th year in education and I have spent my entire career in District 49  as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and dean of students.  I am excited that the next step in my career will be as an assistant principal at Horizon. I am looking forward to getting to know the students, staff, and community at Horizon this year.

I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with my Bachelors in Elementary Education and graduated from Grand Canyon University with my Masters in Educational Administration.

In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and I just picked up golf this summer and am having a blast learning to play.