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John Paulett*

Oak Park, IL, United States

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John Paulett was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1950. He currently lives in Oak Park, Illinois. John is a professor at National Louis University (English Department) and an instructor of Theology and Film at Fenwick High School. In 2013, he was selected to receive the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education. He has also been recognized as “Heart of the School” by the Archdiocese of Chicago. John holds a B.S. in Linguistics from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Theology from Felician College, an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Antioch University, and he is currently pursuing post-graduate work in Religious Studies at Northwestern University. He has published histories of Chicago, a book on prayer and spirituality, and several plays. His articles have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Lunch Ticket, and other publications. In 2014, he was appointed as an educational consultant to the Illinois Holocaust Museum. He has served on multiple non-profit boards including Interfaith House and is currently Vice-Chair of the Golden Apple Academy of Fellows. John is also an actor and has appeared on stage and in film, including the award-winning short “The European Kid.” John plays multiple string instruments and was a founding member of the bluegrass band Home Brew. He lives with his wife, the artist Sabina Ott, and their dogs Saul and Alice, and wonder-cat Eliot. He has one daughter: teacher and historian Kelly Mitchell.

*Currently in the Facilitator Preparation Program

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