Mr. Philbrook has been at St. Joseph Academy since 2001. HE feels that being at the school is a calling. John was born in Rockland, Maine, and moved to Lakeland in 1981. He is a veteran who served 16 years in the military, and also graduated for Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute with honors. John is an active member of Lakeland Sister Cities. He has been on mission trips to the Dominican Republic, as well as Ohio. He has been married to his wife, Carol, since 1991.