HMS 7th Grade Social Studies Department

Mrs. Steger is the Social Studies teacher for Team 7H. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University with degrees in History and English. The 2016-2017 school year marks her 16th year teaching and her 15th year at Henry Middle School. 

Ms. Ford is the Social Studies for Team 7M. She graduated from UT San Antonio with a degree in Kinesiology. She has since gotten her teaching certifications in Biology and Social Studies. She is starting her 23rd year, 15 of which have been spent here at HMS.

Coach Truesdale is one of the Social Studies teachers for Team 7S. This is my 4th year teaching and my 1st year at Henry Middle School. I taught American History at Dripping Springs Middle School the past two years. I am originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, which is right outside of Milwaukee. I spent 3 years at Iowa State University, where I originally majored in Aerospace Engineering before switching my major to History and Education. I then transferred to Loras College in Dubuque, IA, where I earned a Bachelors in History and Secondary Education. I was also thankful to play football at Loras. I moved to Austin, Texas in the summer of 2014 and have loved every second of it. This year, I will not only teach Texas History, but also coach football and soccer. I look forward to the 2016-2017 year and Go Hawks!!!

Mrs. Horner is one of the Social Studies teachers for Team 7S.  I have been teaching for over 15 years. I have experience teaching elementary, middle school and high school (private and public schools). This is my 4th year at HMS. I graduated from Southwest Texas State University – now known as Texas State. I love kids and have 3 daughters of my own that attend LISD schools. They keep me very busy. When I am not working or running my kids around I love to travel, read, go to the movies or see live music around the Austin area. ​