James J. Lehner
B.S., Southern Connecticut State University; M.S., University of New Haven
Head of Science Department, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology
Leonard R. Sargent Chair
Work Phone: 860-945-7836
Year Appointed: 2000
Before joining Taft, Jim was a public school teacher in Southbury, Connecticut. At Taft, he coaches boys’ JV soccer and girls’ softball, and teaches AP environmental science to seniors and is head of the Science Department. He is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, among other organizations. Jim lives on campus with his wife, Kathleen, and their sons, Evan and Nathan.