IMG Academy has announced that it has named Michael Lehan its new Head of School. As part of his duties, Lehan will oversee, organize, and grow the infrastructure of the school’s academic programs while assisting with various aspects of the athletic program. He will assume his role in February 2022.
Lehan was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round in 2003 and played for six years in the NFL before transitioning to a career in academia. He became Dean of Students and Assistant Principal for the Osseo Area Schools, the fifth largest school system in Minnesota, serving 20,000 students. He was soon promoted to Principal of Osseo Senior High School, a role he held for five years that led to him being named 2019 “Hennepin Division Principal of Year” and 2020 “Principal of the Year” by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals. He received his Bachelor of Science in family social sciences in 2002 from the University of Minnesota and holds a master's degree in educational leadership from St. Mary’s University, an Educational Specialist Degree, a K-12 principal licensure, and a superintendent licensure. He is currently enrolled at the University of St. Thomas and will complete a doctor of education degree; he also currently serves as an adjunct professor at Concordia University.