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Howard Hill, MS

Title/s:  Instructor, HS Dual Credit

Specialty Area: Environmental Science, Chemistry

Office #:  Highland Park High School

Phone: 224.765.2269



Howard Hill has been a faculty member of Highland Park High School since 2000, teaching chemistry and environmental science. Mr. Hill helped design and implement the school's AP Environmental Science program in 2008. He taught field ecology courses in Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Canadian Arctic. Mr. Hill is a member of an international scientific group creating a Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map to set baseline data that shows the Arctic plant community’s response to climate change.


  • BSc of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Associate Diploma Horticulture, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Secondary Science Teaching Certificate, Lake Forest College, Illinois
  • MS of Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois

Courses Taught

  • Dual Credit Environmental Science, Highland Park High School/Loyola University Chicago 


  • Northwestern University Teacher of the Year Award, 2015
  • Presidential Award for Innovation in Environmental Education, 2012         
  • Environmental Protection Agency and The White House Council For Environmental Quality
  • Nomination: Golden Apple Award, 2011                           
  • Nomination: Disney Teaching Award, 2008
  • Nomination: Presidential Award for Math and Science Teaching, 2006
  • Nomination: Disney Teaching Award, 2004