John Paul Lechner
About John Paul
Director of Academics and Formation, Sparhawk Academy
John Paul Lechner grew up in the Chicago suburbs and attended Northridge Prep. He earned his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied History and Spanish. He joined the faculty of The Heights School in 2009, where he taught grades 7-8 and mentored hundreds of boys in his nine years there. In 2018 he completed his MA in Liberal Arts at St. John’s in Annapolis, MD and then moved north to Boston. From 2019-2022 he served as Director of the Sebago Leadership Camp while also teaching at Sparhawk. Mr. Lechner has learned a lot developing the farm at Sparhawk, enjoying the opportunities to enhance the grounds through landscaping and share the beauty through photography.