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, 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.