Phone: 803-476-8700


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Diana (Penning) Van Horne

I'm thrilled to have been a Spring Hill Stallion since we opened the school.  The 2022-23 year is my 19th year teaching high school and my 10th year at SHHS; previously I served as a high school teacher in Richland One, and prior to that I enjoyed a 15-year career in various capacities in the Information Technology field.  I have instructed college courses in writing and communication part-time since 2002 as well.  In my spare time at SHHS, I have the great joy of co-advising the large and active Multimedia Gaming Club.  In my spare time at home, you will find me in the kitchen baking!  I am married to Stobo, a middle school social studies teacher, and when we are not wrangling students, kids, or pets, we love to hike and travel.
  • BS, Economics/Management, minor in Accounting, Russell Sage College
  • MS, Technical Communication, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • MS, Education Administration, Purdue University
  • Master's +30
  • State certifications:  Business/Marketing/Computer Technology; Computer Science; Secondary Principal
  • AP Computer Science Principles certified; served as an exam reader in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • and UTeach certified teacher for Computer Science Principles
  • Google Level 1 Certified Educator
  • PLTW certified teacher for Computer Science & Engineering; Aerospace Engineering
  • Gifted & Talented endorsement
  • YESCarolina certified Entrepreneurship teacher
  • IC3 certification
  • 2022-23 Spring Hill High School Teacher of the Year
  • 2022 Aspirations in Computing Educator Award for SC, given by the National Center for Women and Information Technology 
  • 2020 Extraordinary Educator Award, Full Sail University
  • 2007-08 Teacher of the Year, Columbia High School
  • 2008 Faculty Member of the Year, Columbia Campus, University of Phoenix