HeadShot2014John Spear ’88, the writer of this blog, is the director of college counsleing at Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY, where he also teaches Advanced Placement Psychology and English.

Prior to Northwood John was the Director of College Guidance and Assistant Head of School at National Sports Academy where he advised hundreds of student-athletes on the college admission process for nearly a decade.

John attended Northwood School and played varsity hockey on one of the most successful teams in the program’s history. After Northwood he attended Williams College, where he captained the varsity hockey team. He returned to Northwood from 1992-94 to teach English and psychology and coach hockey and lacrosse.

John lives on campus with his wife Martha and son Yosef.

John is a member of the following professional organizations:


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Banner photos and John’s photos courtesy of Michael Aldridge.

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