Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Karen Horton

Hello! I am Karen Horton, the full-time art teacher here at Daffron. My three children are Plano West graduates and attended OU, Texas A&M and UT. I attended SMU after

graduating from Plano Sr. High and earned a degree in Art Education with minors in both Studio Art and Art History. I am also ESL certified and this is my fourth year at Daffron

and my 16th year in this district. I taught in Dallas and Richardson before coming to Plano. I am pleased to welcome Miss Bolstad to Daffron as a half-day teacher this year.

She will be co-teaching the upper grades with me in the mornings.


I love nature and my hobbies include travel, photography, cooking, painting, hiking, and gardening. I've worked in interior design and create comissioned murals and paintings on

occassion. I look forward to another year full of surprises with our Deputies and do you all remember me saying that the only thing permanent is change? This crazy time isn't exactly

what we had in mind, was it? I know that you can be focused and strong and express yourselves, near or far, and I can't wait to see your artwork, whether it's in person or in



 We will have an Art Google classroom for each remote group per grade level and a separate Art Google classroom for each person-to-person group per grade level.

The links for each class will be in the homeroom teachers' "week-at-a-glance". 


  8:00 – 8:50          Fifth Grade

  8:50 – 9:35          Planning

 9:40 – 10:30         Fourth Grade

10:35 – 11:25        Third Grade

         (11:25 - 11:55  Lunch)

11:55 – 12:45        Second Grade

 12:50 – 1:40         Kinder

 1:45 – 2:35           First Grade