Welcome!

Hello!  I am Brandy Tacha. I have been the EL teacher at Horizon since 2014.  I was born and raised in Kearney, Go Bearcats!  I went to UNK and received my bachelors degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education K-6.  Later I attended Concordia University for my Masters in ESL and Reading Specialist.  As the EL teacher I get the privilege of working with students from all over the world.  These students will be working on becoming proficient in the English Language in the areas of Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.  
 
I have 3 children, Grace, Jack and Lauren and 2 dogs Carly and Louie.  My kids keep me busy with all of their sports and activities. As a family we like to watch movies, play games, go on walks, watch and play sports, and just spend time together.  
 
My Schedule:
Math 180: This class will work on learning the basics of math in order to become more successful with math skills. 
 
EL Science: We will learn science in a new way through hands on as well as online learning.  We will explore a lot of new and fun topics. 
 
EL English and Reading: These classes will focus on improving reading and writing skills.  We will improve reading fluency and comprehension as well as work on the writing process.
 
EL Newcomer: This class is for students who are either new to the United States and speak little to no English or need more assistance learning English.  We will work on Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking English through a variety of activities. 
 
EL Tutorial: During tutorial the students will have the opportunity to work on their homework and get assistance if needed.  All EL students will have this class.
 
The best way to get in touch with me is through my email bratacha@kearneycats.com