At Gildo Rey Elementary School in Auburn, teaching is more than a job for fourth-grade teacher Lisa Horn. It is a way of life and a passion. Mrs. Horn developed a prewriting technique that yields impressive results with students and is easy to deliver, and she created a math problem-solving curriculum for her fourth-graders. For the last two years, 100 percent of Mrs. Horn's students reached standard in reading, no small feat for a student body with a 23 percent ELL (English Language Learners) rate and a 50 percent free and reduced lunch rate. Mrs. Horn pioneered the use of Larson's Intermediate Math software and presented workshops across the district to help other K-8 schools implement the program successfully. She is a member of the School Improvement Planning Team and serves as the fourth-grade team leader. Mrs. Horn was recently named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Auburn.