Co-Director of Athletics
Heather Horsey joined Independence as a health and physical education teacher in 1999, before adding assistant athletic director to her resume and eventually, co-Director of Athletics with Jason Motta in the fall of 2011. Prior to beginning her tenure at Independence, Mrs. Horsey earned her degree in physical education studies, with a concentration in exercise science, from the University of Delaware.
In addition to her roles during the school day, Mrs. Horsey also coaches co-ed cross country in the fall and co-ed indoor track in the winter. She previously led the girls’ soccer program and started a girls’ fitness class. In the fall of 2015, her boys’ cross country team captured the Delaware Independent Schools Conference Championship, while the girls achieved the same feat a year later.
At the beginning of the decade, Mrs. Horsey took over Summer at Independence’s wildly successful Adventure program, which has since expanded from a few days each season to three perennially sold-out, action-packed weeks of activities.
Her family’s passion for Independence spans three generations. As the child of a longtime employee, Mrs. Horsey grew up around the school, and her daughter now shares that same love as a student.