Henry T. Hill


Kent State University

Bachelor of Arts, History and English, June 1966

Master of Arts in Teaching, June 1968

Thirty graduate Education hours beyond M.A.T. degree

Employment (Teaching)

1968-1970 Part time Freshman History Teacher at Kent State Branch Campuses

1968-1999 High School Teacher at Kent Roosevelt High School (Kent, Ohio) - English, History, Government, and Photography

Edison State College, Naples Campus  Adjunct Professor in Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) 2007-2008 teaching "The Teaching and Learning Process"  EPI 003 and teaching "Technology For Teachers" EPI 006.

Collier County School Aide 2006-2007 - Alternative School in the Enhanced Assist Program for suspended 1 to 10 days Middle School Students and High School Students.

Schiller International School/ Academy Sanchez Casal, Naples, Florida 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 as Social Studies teacher.

Winterberry Christian Academy on Marco Island 2009-2010 Middle School teacher.

Winterberry Christian Academy on Marco Island 2010-2011 High School teacher.

Founded Marketplace Mission Learning Center, an official Collier County Florida private school, in August 2011.  Teacher at Marketplace Mission Learning Center using Alpha Omega online courses to six students grades 5 to 12.  


State of Ohio Permanent Certificate - High School (7-12) - Political Science, Computer Science (Grandparent Clause), English, History, and Reading (K-12)

State of Florida Professional Educator's Certificate (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2011) English (Grades 6 - 12), Reading (Grades K - 12), and Reading Endorsement

Employment (General)

Charles Hill and Sons Dairy (Perry, New York) (My grandfather was Charles and my Dad and my uncle were the sons)- Milk Processor and sales clerk (After school and summers -1955-1960); Pin boy at a Perry Bowling Alley (setting up pins)( I was automated out of the job by the automatic pinsetter machines) - 1957; Lifeguard (no one drowned, three rescues, one broken arm, one cut which needed stitches, no police were called to maintain order all summer) - Summer of 1961; Bank Teller at Lincoln Rochester Trust (bank teller at the second busiest branch of the biggest bank in Rochester, New york) - November 1961 - August 1962; REA (Railway) Express - Truck driver and freight handler - Summers of 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965; Projectionist at Kent State University - 1965; Painter and Laborer for the Ohio Turnpike - Summer of 1965;  Waiter at the Fifth Quarter (Kent, Ohio) - Summer of 1965; Ohio Franklin Township Road Crew - Roller operator, tractor operator, and truck driver - Summer of 1966 and Summer of 1967; Administrative Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Academic Branches of Kent State University - September to June of 1966-1967 and September to June of 1967 to 1968);  Rental maintenance - Summers of 1966-1990; Henry T. Hill Roofing and Insulating - owner and worker (roofed over 60 houses and insulated over 400 houses, employed two to four workers for the summer) - Summers of 1973-1985; Car Salesman for Germain of Columbus, Ohio - October to March 2000 to 2001; UPS Store of Marco Island - Clerk for two years.


In 41 years I have taught more than 27,000 classes and more than 4,000 students.


Lee Horton taught Art at MMLC for four years (2011-2015).

Lee Horton Photography

Lee is a 1981 graduate of The University of Illinois with a degree in Advertising. Working as an Art Director and Graphic Designer throughout most of his career, creative photography and videography has always been a constant influence of his life. But Lee's true "photographic calling" came one afternoon... a phone call from good friend and neighbor Nick Adams, a truly gifted full-time Photographer, was to ask Lee if he might assist him on a photographic assignment, Basically Lee's help would consist of toting Nick's HEAVY equipment around and taking candid photos with Nick's backup camera. Lee doesn't know if it was his brute strength, his jovial personality or his expertise with a camera, but Nick decided to offer Lee a permanent "Photographer's Assistant" position with his business... a very blessed moment in his career.

Four years and several hundred weddings and photo assignments later, Nick graciously recognized Lee's photographic talents and suggested Lee open his own professional photography business. Today, Lee Horton Photography is a trendsetter in wedding and portrait photography, providing the most creative, beautiful and timeless memories imaginable.

Other fun facts about Lee... he was a Hallmark® and American Greetings® Card artist, loves to golf, loves Disneyworld, has two fluffy cats, and has a twin sister that is 24 minutes older than Lee.

Artistic Lee

By Tara O’Neill

Coastal Breeze

September 12, 2011


(Don’t blame me, the title wrote itself)

A tender portrait. Photo by Lee Horton

Lee Horton is the newest artist to join the Artist Colony at the Esplanade. I first met him professionally as past participants in Leadership Marco’s annual Wet Paint Live! Scholarship fundraiser, but, until we met again last week, I had no idea how varied were his talents, nor how impressive his background.

You’ll find Lee a relaxed and easy-going guy to chat with. So, when he casually drops bombs about his years as writer/illustrator for Hallmark and American Greeting card companies, you can’t help but do a double-take, then scramble to catch up with the conversation still in play: “…when I was studying with my friend, Bob Fagan.” That would be Bob Fagan the watercolor instructor on PBS television.

These days Lee runs his own (and quite successful) commercial photography business – portraits, special events, real estate/interiors which segue sweetly into his artistic photographs. A trip to his website revealed a tenderness for subject in both genres, creating a very intimate viewing experience. It will be rewarding to see the real deal hanging on real walls.

Homer Octopus, a mixed media delight.

Then there are the watercolors. Oh my! Delightfully brave use of color and sophisticated compositions make for perfectly original interpretations in this make-no-mistakes-medium. Lee prefers painting on location, and that freshness certainly comes through in the final images.

What has many of us waiting with bated breath is the arrival of his etching press, which Lee describes as a work of art in itself. Traditional metal-plate etching is a rare and elegant marriage of art and science. Definitely a make-no-mistakes-method.

A serene moment captured in watercolor.

Interestingly, with all these irons in the fire, Lee has plans for more. “With all this new space,” he explains, “I’ll have room to further explore acrylic and mixed-media projects.”

A bit of tongue-in-cheek, I asked him what he does in his free time. Not missing a beat he tells me that’s devoted to playing mediocre golf. I’m guessing no time for practice.

What? You haven’t had enough? Lee and his brother Dave are the creators of Hortoons, a whimsical comic strip that appears regularly in Island Sun News (Sanibel) and Coastal Breeze News (yep, right here!)

Check Lee out at www.leehorton.com or visit him at Rightside Studio-Galleries in the Artist Colony at the Esplanade, 740 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, www.marcoislandartistcolony.com

Tara O’Neill, a lifelong artist, has been an area resident since 1967. She holds Bachelors Degrees in Fine Arts and English from the University of South Florida, and currently has a studio-gallery at the Artist Colony at the Esplanade on Marco Island. Contact her through www.taraogallery.com