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Allyson Horton, English Instructor

Allyson-HortonAllyson Horton, English Instructor

Ms. Horton is an English instructor at University High School. She joined our faculty in 2019.


B.G.S. in General Studies, Indiana University
M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Concentration in Poetry), Butler University


Author of Quick Fire, Published by Third World Press Foundation
Commissioned by Indiana State Museum to write a poem in response to the life and work of Felrath Hines, the first African-American chief conservator for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery

Past Experience

Director of Equity Inclusion and Upper School English Teacher, Park Tudor School
Adjunct Professor of English, Butler University
Parent Involvement Educator and Co-Teacher, Indianapolis Public Schools

Courses Taught in 2021-22

Advanced English: Contemporary African-American Literature
Advanced English: Rhythm, Rhyme, and Resistance
Great Books

What do you like about working at University High School?

As I begin working at University High School, I am most excited about seizing opportunities for new growth, creativity, collaboration and community building. What I readily appreciate about University is its trailblazing approach to education combined with six inclusive core values. The school’s commitment to excellence in academics as well as diversity further illuminates the reasons why I have decided to plant my feet in such a fertile and nurturant environment—one in which the students, faculty and administration strive to lead by heartfelt example.

Contact Allyson

Telephone: (317) 733-4475, ext. 171
Email: ahorton@universityhighschool.org