Introducing Mary Lechner: New Addition to PHS

This year, PHS welcomed College and Career Advisor Mary Lechner to help students with preparing for college.

In the spring of 2019, Lechner graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish. At the time, a program had just started with the College Advising Corp. It is a national non-profit organization that sends recent college graduates to high schools to be college advisors. Lechner was accepted as Paoli High School’s new college and career advisor in October.

“In college, I volunteered a lot, like working in high schools. I just love the environment of high school and mentoring. This really is just the perfect fit,” said Lechner. 

Lechner wants to make every student feel prepared for their futures. She invites any student to come and meet with her.

“[The reason] I am really here is for the students. I am their advocate and just someone to talk to,” said Lechner. 

Students can find Lechner in the Guidance Office every Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday for the rest of the school year. Students can sign up to see her on the list posted in her office or by emailing her at

Story by Jozalyn Kempf

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