My name is Tara Hornecker, and I am excited to be the new AP at Ford Elementary! I was born and raised in Round Rock and graduated from Round Rock HS. I went on to play collegiate soccer at McMurry University in Abilene, TX. While there I got my Bachelor of Arts in Family Communication with a desire to become a counselor. I went on to get my Master's in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. After working in the corporate world for a couple of years, I knew education was my calling, and I completed my alternative certification. I started my education career teaching Middle School Math in 2013. I then taught 5th grade Math at Frost Elementary for two years. I have spent the last 7 years in Round Rock ISD as a teacher, counselor, and for the last three years as the AP at Round Rock Early College High School. My husband, Mitch, and I have an 18-month-old son named Mack and an 8-year-old German Shepard named Maggie. I have a passion to help all students grow and learn and am so excited to be back in elementary school. I can't wait to meet all the wonderful families of Ford Elementary.