Peter Horn has led a qualitative evaluation process for a three-year, complex distributed (teacher-) leadership project that my center is undertaking in a city district in Pennsylvania. His extraordinary analytical skills and high emotional intelligence have been well received by all involved, and he has been able to capture sensitive leadership data in a very comprehensive way. I recommend him and his very professional services without reservation.
Rarely in my 30 years of working in schools and at the college level have I encountered an individual who has the depth of understanding and expertise in the field of education as Peter Horn. Staff members from the Program in Teacher Preparation at Princeton University have called upon Peter to be a speaker, to mentor future teachers, to host visiting guests from other countries, to collaborate on research and writing, and to lead a task force to make recommendations for programmatic changes. He is a skilled researcher, a gifted writer, and one of those talented and insightful speakers that rivet your attention. Peter has the people skills that bring out the best effort from individuals, and his own work is simply exemplary in all ways.
I’ve known Peter Horn as a graduate student, data coach, and professional research colleague. I’ve watched him grow from an inquisitive doctoral student, fascinated by the data displays of Edward Tufte, to a savvy professional, deeply versed in leading and engaging groups with a range of inquiry tools and data-analytic approaches. Peter embodies a rare combination of the creativity of a poet, the logical instincts of a data analyst, and the systems thinking of a designer that allows him to travel comfortably from the world of ideas to their practical applications in real settings.
Peter Horn is a man of great warmth and intellectual curiosity who engaged our group-–both with him and with one another. I found him uniquely able to introduce thought-provoking ideas in a practical and playful way. He brings a wealth of hands-on teaching and administrative experience to his work and has a particular gift for translating good ideas into good practice.