Phone: (908) 231-8500 ext. 3135


Degrees and Certifications:

BS (Special Education), Millersville University of PA. Certified in Teacher of the Handicapped. MBA (Administration),York College of PA. Ed.S. (Education Leadership, Management and Policy), Seton Hall University, NJ Ed.D. (Education Leadership, Management and Policy), Seton Hall University, NJ

Dr. James Horton

   I am excited to start the new school year and looking forward to working with the Mustang students, parents and faculty.    

A little bit of information about myself:

   I have been a special education teacher for 22 years.   I started teaching special education with Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit (IU) #13 in Pennsylvania and have taught with IU #13 for seven years.  When I returned to the states, I returned to teaching special education in Manville High School and have been teaching in Manville High School for 15 years.   I have taught students with a variety of diabilities to include: specific learning disability, autism,  visually impaired, hearing impaired, intellectually disabled, and students with traumatic brain injuries.   

     I retired from the military in 2010 and spent 32 years in the Army and Army Reserves.   I was in the Army Corps of Engineers and Transportation.   I have been to Afghanistan, Germany, Korea, Belgium, Panama, Japan, Brazil, and Africa.   I graduated from the Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Services School, Airborne School, and the Air Assault School.  I enjoyed the Army Airborne School the most.

     I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and scuba diving.  One of the items on my bucket list is to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.   I have three children and one granddaughter.  My daughter was born in Germany, my oldest son was born in the United States, and my youngest son was born in Brazil.