Sand Creek Zone Superintendent

Phone: 719.495.1167


Degrees and Certifications:

Dustin Horras

Dustin Horras serves as the Sand Creek Zone Superintendent.  The Sand Creek Zone encompasses six schools in the southeastern boundary of District 49.  
Horras is beginning his 29th year in District 49, all serving within the Sand Creek Zone.  His teaching career began at Evans Elementary School, teaching 4th grade.  After two years teaching 4th grade, Horras spent seven years as the physical education teacher at Evans.  Following nine years teaching at EES, he spent one year as the Dean of Students at Sand Creek High School.  Dustin returned to Evans and spent three years as the Assistant Principal before taking over as principal for the next four years.  After one year working with all schools in the Sand Creek Zone as Zone Specialist, Horras returned to a principal position at Horizon Middle School where he spent the previous nine years.  Beginning with the 2023-24 school year, Dustin transitioned into the role of Sand Creek Zone Superintendent.

As Zone Superintendent, Horras takes great pride in the Sand Creek Zone schools, the students and staff.  He believes in a strong culture based on what is best for students that includes staff that are devoted to supporting each student's social, emotional, and academic development.  Going above and beyond in meeting the needs of all students and providing an outstanding education in an engaging and caring school environment is essential to success across the Sand Creek Zone. 
Sand Creek Zone schools deeply value and encourage parents and the community as partners in the development and education of all students while working together to create a learning environment that supports individual students in fulfilling their potential as learners. 

Dustin looks forward to continuing to serve the Sand Creek community as Zone Superintendent.  Please feel free to reach out at
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    K - 5 Math Resources for Parents


    Great Minds Eureka Math

    This website includes parent tip sheets that provide strategies, models, key vocabulary, and tips for supporting learning at home. (English and Spanish versions available) Click on the Math tab and then the Parent tab to access the parent tip sheets.




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    Lafayette School Resources

    • This website is hands-down one of the best at home resources! Navigate to your grade level on the left hand side of the page. Resources Include:
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        • Math Newsletter by subtopics within each module
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    Khan Academy

    • Enter Engage New York in the Search box at the top of the page - results by grade level and module.


    Oakdale School Resources

    • This website includes links for K - 5 Math homework help to include videos.



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