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English

Bryan Manahan : English Department Head—Outing Club Co-Advisor—
Bryan Manahan
manahan@lincolnacademy.org

Mr. Manahan came to Lincoln Academy in 1999 from a background in experiential education particularly aboard sail training vessels on the coast of Maine.  He hoped to bring the same excitement for learning nautical science and maritime studies on the sea to the study of reading and writing in the English classroom.  When not growing with students in the classroom, his preference is still to be outside in the woods or on the water with his family and a good book.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. English and Textual studies - Syracuse University
MAT - Ursuline College
M.Ed. Educational Policy and Management - Harvard University


Chelsea Scott : English Faculty
Chelsea Scott
scottc@lincolnacademy.org

Chelsea Scott found a home in teaching after prior careers in foster care case management and internet marketing. She has written freelance nonfiction for various publications, including Maine the Way Quarterly, Maine Women Magazine, and Session Magazine. Her plays have been performed on New York City stages. Chelsea is thrilled to be a member of the English faculty and residential program here at Lincoln Academy. Besides writing, Chelsea loves choral singing, running, and swimming. She lives on campus with her husband, Jonathan, two daughters, Adeline and Tallulah, and Pacha and Tanya, their extrovert / introvert cat duo.

Academic Affiliations:

M.S.Ed.- MTL Pending from University of Southern Maine Bachelors in English from CW Post College of Long Island University


Bridget Wright : English Teacher
Bridget Wright
wright@lincolnacademy.org

Bridget Wright has always wanted to be an English teacher and is living the dream. She holds a Bachelor's in Secondary Education, English and a Master's in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Maine at Farmington. In addition to teaching, she is also the Civil Rights Team advisor and a dorm parent. Bridget's free time is joyfully filled with listening to fantasy audiobooks, knitting and sewing, cooking and baking, snuggling her pets, and galavanting around in search of adventure.


John Cannon : English Faculty
John Cannon
cannon@lincolnacademy.org

John Cannon joined LA in 2019 after being the 7th and 8th grade Reading teacher at Great Salt Bay School. For six years in the mid-90’s John worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood, where he was a member of the Screenwriters Guild and was optioned by Walt Disney to adapt the novel Jennie into a feature film. A National Board Certified teacher, John earned his BA in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently working on his Masters in Education at Orono.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. English Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago


Brenda Sawyer : English Faculty
Brenda Sawyer
sawyer@lincolnacademy.org

A lifelong Mainer, Brenda grew up in nearby Wiscasset. While earning her BS in Secondary Education with a concentration in English from the University of Maine at Farmington, she fell in love with Western Maine and decided to stay, teaching English at Mt. Blue High School. Marriage and family pulled her back to the midcoast, where she taught at her alma mater, Wiscasset High School, and discovered a passion for adolescent literacy.  She returned to school in 2013 and completed a Master’s degree in Literacy Education in 2015.  Brenda lives in Dresden with her husband, Jon, and two children, Maggie and Eben.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Secondary Education, University of Maine, Farmington
M.S. Literacy Education, University of Southern Maine


Jack DeAngelis : English Teacher
Jack DeAngelis
deangelis@lincolnacademy.org

Born and raised in southern Connecticut, Jack left New England to study nineteenth century American literature at the University of Richmond in the capital city of Virginia. After graduating, he traveled around the world while working in the outdoor education industry before settling in mid-coast and connecting with LA through the Educator in Residence program sponsored by Kieve Wavus Education. Today, Jack enjoys long distance running, using the Oxford Comma, and gazing over the sun-speckled azures of the Atlantic Ocean. He can leap, pounce, gallop, and weave with incredible accuracy. He is an expert spell caster and an amateur yahtzee champion. He teaches English and co-advises the Talon here at Lincoln Academy.


Mathematics

Susan Levesque : Mathematics Department Head—Robotics Teacher and Robotics Team Coach
Susan Levesque
levesque@lincolnacademy.org

Academic Affiliations:

BA in Mathematics - University of Maine at Farmington
MS in Mathematics - Boston College
MS Education - University of Southern Maine


Miguel Inchaurregui : Math Faculty
Miguel Inchaurregui
inchaurregui@lincolnacademy.org

Miguel Incháurregui is a recent transplant to Maine. He is enjoying the greenery of the area as he gets settled into his 9th year of teaching. Miguel enjoys learning foreign languages, playing video games, reading and watching sci-fi.

Academic affiliation: University of Houston/Chinese & Spanish Studies


Jason Thatcher : Math Faculty
Jason Thatcher
thatcher@lincolnacademy.org
After completing undergrad studies at Duqesne University in Pittsburg, PA, Jason moved to NH to teach math at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH. He then took a break from the classroom in order to explore other interests, including carpentry. Jason then moved back to Pennsylvania and spent fifteen years teaching in the math department at Wyoming Seminary, a boarding school in the town of Kingston. In 2015 Jason and his wife, Janet, left the classroom to explore the life of workamping - living and working at campgrounds in both Maine and Colorado and eventually ended up living full time in Georgetown, Maine as property caretakers. During this time Jason was able to build his own home in Phippsburg, where he and Janet now live. In addition to the classroom, some of the highlights of Jason's career were working with students on the stage crew at Wyoming Seminary, building a shed and 2 boats with students, and leading students on week-long community service projects at Chewonki over a 5 year period.
Academic Affiliation: Duquesne University

Amanda Armstrong : Mathematics Faculty—Field Hockey Coach—National Honor Society Advisor
Amanda Armstrong
armstrong@lincolnacademy.org

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Mathematics, University of Maine


Ben Hauptman : Math Teacher
Ben Hauptman
hauptman@lincolnacademy.org

Ben Hauptman has taught at Lewiston Middle School, Winslow High School and others.  He shares, "My wife and I have five kids and a rowdy, anxious dog. I am an avid cinephile and enjoy movies more than most other hobbies although gaming ranks high up there as well. I like running when my family provides me with time to do so. I try to cure as many ills as possible with smiles and laughter."

Academic Affiliations:

B.A., Mathematical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, Colby College, Waterville, ME


Ashley Nolan : Math Teacher
Ashley Nolan
nolan@lincolnacademy.org

Ashley Nolan grew up in South Bristol and graduated from Lincoln Academy in 2005. She then attended The University of Maine and graduated with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After graduating she moved to Rhode Island where she worked as a structural engineer at Electric Boat, a defense contractor specializing in submarine design and construction. She now lives in Yarmouth with her two-year-old son, husband two dogs, and cat. This will be her first year teaching. In her free time, she enjoys true crime podcasts, crocheting, baking, and CrossFit.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maine


Science

Betsy Grannis : Science Department Head—Science Club—Professional Development Committee
Betsy Grannis
grannis@lincolnacademy.org

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Biology - Grand Valley State University
M.S. Oceanography - University of Maine


Celeste Mosher : Science Faculty
Celeste Mosher
mosher@lincolnacademy.org

Celeste Mosher grew up in western Maine where trips to the coast were the highlight of summer. Two educational voyages aboard the Schooner Harvey Gamage as a teen affirmed her interest and love of all things marine. Celeste received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Virgin Islands where she began her marine conservation efforts working on coral reefs in the Caribbean. She returned to Maine to pursue graduate work at the Darling Marine Center and received her Masters in Oceanography from the University of Maine in 2008. Her professional experience includes oceanographic and marine biological research, science education, and community outreach. Besides being on the water, she enjoys hiking and finding great books to read. She currently resides with her family in Newcastle, working and playing in the unique beauty of coastal Maine.

Academic Affiliations:

MS Oceanography, University of Maine BS Biology, University of the Virgin Islands


Matthew Buchwalder : Science Faculty
Matthew Buchwalder
buchwalder@lincolnacademy.org

Academic Affiliations:

BS Biology Cornell University
MAT Science Stony Brook University


Steven Cheff : Science Faculty
Steven Cheff
cheff@lincolnacademy.org

Steven Cheff was born and raised in Northern California.  After graduating from UC Davis with highest honors in nutrition and biochemistry, and obtaining his teaching credential at Chico State University, he found his way to Maine where he fell in love with the state's people, beauty and nature.  Steven spent the next 23 years teaching high school science in the Bangor area, most recently at John Bapst, before joining us at Lincoln Academy last year.  During this time, Steven has been busy raising four children and two pugs, coaching hockey, and being a music connoisseur.  He now enjoys hiking and kayaking on the Mid-Coast and catching live shows whenever possible.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Nutrition Science, University of California, Davis
Secondary Education Coursework, Chico State University


Prema Long : Science Faculty
Prema Long
long@lincolnacademy.org

Growing up in Fort Kent, Maine with four brothers meant that Prema spent a lot of time outdoors collecting, befriending, and taming any living thing that she could find. She attended the University of Maine at Farmington where Ecology became her passion. After a short stint working in the Forest Service's Entomology Lab, Prema moved to Wiscasset to work at The Chewonki Foundation where she spent five years teaching, guiding wilderness trips, and doing environmental monitoring. Prema decided to transition into teaching full time and attended the University of Southern Maine's ETEP program to earn her Master's degree in Education. Prior to working at Lincoln Academy, Prema taught Science at Wiscasset High School. She lives in Topsham with her partner Matt, two moderately well-behaved dogs, and a flock of unruly chickens. In her free time she enjoys reading, canoeing, fishing, cooking, and spending as much time outside as possible.

Academic Affiliations:
University of Maine at Farmington - B.A. Biology and minor in Chemistry
University of Southern Maine - M.S.Ed Teaching and Learning

Seth Platukis : Science Teacher
Seth Platukis
platukis@lincolnacademy.org

Growing up in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania, Seth Platukis found many opportunities to be immersed in the natural wilderness by searching for fossils, minerals, life-forms, and stars in his backyard. He found himself heavily drawn to the beauty of life and preserving the natural world, while sharing this information with others. He decided to dig into his consistent calling of being a teacher after graduating from the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences and attending Wilkes University. From there, Seth moved to the midcoast region, where he still resides, living in Bath. For the first two years of his career, he taught a variety of 6-12 STEM and CTE courses at Wiscasset Middle High School. In addition, Seth loves to spend his free time swimming, taking photos, cooking, and hiking the great Maine outdoors. 

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Biology and Secondary Education, Wilkes University


Social Studies

World Languages

Alison Welch : World Languages Department Head—International Club Advisor - Outing Club Advisor
Alison Welch
welch@lincolnacademy.org

Alison Welch was born in Connecticut but grew up in Waterloo, Belgium where she attended a French-speaking Belgian school for 5 years. After graduation from Bowdoin, Alison taught at schools in Louisiana, Connecticut and at the Carrabassett Valley Academy at Sugarloaf Mountain prior to arriving at Lincoln Academy in the fall of 1993. Alison loves spending time with her two sons, Jake, who is an engineer for the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, and Will, who works as a 3rd engineer on an oil drilling ship in the Gulf of Mexico. She enjoys riding and training horses, and competes them in three-phase events. Other interests include downhill and cross country skiing, mountain biking, traveling, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, and spending summers on Mooselookmeguntic Lake in western Maine. In addition, she serves as co-chair of the LA Faculty Governance Committee.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Government and French, Bowdoin College


Lyn Bass : World Languages Faculty—Advisor, Civil Rights Team
Lyn Bass
bass@lincolnacademy.org
Mrs. Lyn Bass was born and raised in Midcoast Maine. A daughter of a language teacher, she studied at the University of Seville as an undergraduate and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a Bachelors degree in Spanish. After teaching in several schools in the Midcoast, she moved to Barcelona, Spain to teach for several years before returning to Maine. Mrs. Bass lives in Waldoboro with her husband Paul and daughter Tallulah.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Spanish, University of Maine


Alison Hanley : World Languages Faculty
Alison Hanley
hanley@lincolnacademy.org

Mrs. Hanley has always loved studying languages and literature. After growing up in TN, she studied at the University of Tennessee and also spent semesters at universities in Granada, Spain and Urbino, Italy. Upon graduation, she spent two years as a student tour guide across Europe for traveling American high schools. She landed in Maine in 2003 and began teaching Spanish. She resides in Newcastle with her husband, three sons and many pets. As a long term resident of Newcastle, she is extremely excited to begin her journey here at LA!

Academic Affiliations:

BA Spanish Language and Literature University of TN 2000 concentration in Italian language

Master's of Arts in Teaching Spanish (MATL) 2022 University of Southern Mississippi


Performing Arts

Elizabeth Matta : Performing Arts Department Head—Director of Bands, Jazz Bands, and Orchestra
Elizabeth Matta
matta@lincolnacademy.org

Liz Matta is a native of Foxborough, Massachusetts. She credits her many great musical experiences in Foxborough, including performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and being challenged to think like a band director from an early age by Steve Massey and Ted Hagarty, as the reasons she has such a passion to work with kids, teach music and continue to perform.

Ms. Matta has been the Lincoln Academy Band Director since 2006. Under her direction, the Lincoln Academy Band Program doubled in student participation and in the number of instrumental performing ensembles offered in just her first four years. Lincoln Academy bands regularly receive gold ratings at state and national competitions, and her student musicians place at regional and state competitions every year. Ms. Matta directs the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, String Ensemble, Jazz Big Band, the Four and Five O’clock jazz combos and teaches Advanced Placement Music Theory.

Ms. Matta is the Program Director of “Maine Music Outreach”; a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower Maine high school musicians to make a difference in the lives of others. With MMO, Liz has trained and lead groups of high school student volunteers to work and play at the Holy Trinity Music School’s Summer Music Camp in Cange and the CEMUCHCA Summer Music Camp in Cap-Haïtien since 2012.

Ms. Matta has worked with bands and jazz bands throughout New England as a clinician and guest conductor. In addition to teaching, Ms. Matta can be heard playing as a freelance saxophonist. She enjoys reading, hiking and enjoying time with her family.

Academic Affiliations:

B.M. Music Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
B.M. Saxophone Performance, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
M.A. Band Conducting, American Band College/Sam Houston State University


Emily Anderson : Performing Arts Faculty, Choir Director
Emily Anderson
andersone@lincolnacademy.org

Emily Anderson is a native of Barrington, Illinois. She studied Vocal Music Education at University of Maine, and student-taught at Bangor High School. After moving back to the Chicago area to teach middle school general music for three years, she and her husband moved to Martha’s Vineyard, where she taught K-8 music at the Tisbury School and was Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Society. Emily returned “home” to Maine with her family and joined the incredible Lincoln Academy community in 2019.  At LA, Emily directs both the Concert Choir and Lincolnaires as well as teaches trimester music courses in piano, guitar, ukulele and the history of rock and roll.  When she’s not leading rehearsals, singing or playing the piano, she can be found hiking, kayaking, gardening and playing with her two kids, Ellis and Everett.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Music Education with a Vocal Concentration, University of Maine in Orono
M.A. Education in Curriculum and Teaching, Fitchburg State University

Griff Braley : Theater and Film Faculty—Theater Director
Griff Braley
braley@lincolnacademy.org

Descended from Northern Maine potato farmers, and after a mostly idyllic young life, Mr. Braley moved to mid coast Maine in the seventies, discovered music, theater and writing, and took up the theater arts, graduating from Bates College with a theater major. After 38 years in education, and 20 years as Artistic Director at Heartwood Regional Theater Co., he has directed more than 200 plays, including many originals and adaptations. At Lincoln, Mr. Braley can be found in the Poe Theater where he annually directs two high school plays, while teaching film, play production and acting. His blessings in life include the amazing Mrs. Joy Braley, five incredible children, and seventeen grandchildren. Other interests include matters of faith, poetry and music.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Theater - Bates College
Certified Drama K – 12
Certified English 9 - 12


Visual Arts

Nina Sylvia : Visual Arts Department Chair
Nina Sylvia
sylvia@lincolnacademy.org

As a graduate of Lincoln Academy ('84), Nina Sylvia brings tradition and a deep connection to the Hall House visual arts room. Having taught for many years in two larger Maine high schools, it is her great pleasure to work with the creative students from the historical artists colonies of mid-coast Maine as well as the inspiring students from around the world. She is a practicing artist, working out of her home studio on the pond, finding subject matter by abstracting her extensive gardens, and always eager to learn new and cutting edge techniques. She built her own home and has been restoring a 60 year old wooden sailboat. During the "quieter" months, she travels and competes with an adult synchronized skating team.

Academic Affiliations:

BFA Printmaking, Maine College of Art
M.Ed. Teaching and Learning, University of Southern Maine
Member of the MAEA, NAEA, and River Arts.


Jonathan Mess : Visual Arts Faculty
Jonathan Mess
mess@lincolnacademy.org

Jonathan Mess teaches three-dimensional art and ceramics at Lincoln Academy. As an artist, he creates experimental works using reclaimed ceramic materials. Art critic Daniel Kany writes, “Mess’ slabs usually act like the unruly child versions of paintings. Their lines are wild, and their surfaces are varied and thickly textured with glazes, slips, fissures and irascibly independent materials that refused to be melted into line… In terms of ceramics, Mess’ casual boldness is remarkable.” An Ohio native, he has been teaching visual arts with a focus on ceramics for over a decade. Mess has received several grants and awards, including the Maine Arts Commission's 2015 Contemporary Craft Fellowship, a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award, a Ruth & Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, and selection as a finalist for the Society of Contemporary Craft’s Raphael Founder’s Prize in 2013. His work is in private collections and is exhibited nationally and internationally.

Academic Affiliations:

B.F.A., University of Montana, Missoula
M.F.A. Ceramics, State University of New York, New Paltz


Kate Mess : Visual Arts and DET Faculty, Graphic Designer
Kate Mess
kmess@lincolnacademy.org

Kate Mess joined LA's Visual Art Department in 2019 and previously worked as a design consultant on many LA publications. A studio jeweler and graphic designer, Kate has a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters from SUNY New Paltz. She has taught at SUNY New Paltz and SMCC, run workshops for the Maine Craft Association and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In addition to teaching Small Scale Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Graphic Design, Yearbook, Art Fundamentals and Intro to DET, Kate continues her design work on LA publications.

Academic Affiliations:

B.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.F.A. Metal, State University of New York, New Paltz


Design, Engineering & Technology

Susan Levesque : Mathematics Department Head—Robotics Teacher and Robotics Team Coach
Susan Levesque
levesque@lincolnacademy.org

Academic Affiliations:

BA in Mathematics - University of Maine at Farmington
MS in Mathematics - Boston College
MS Education - University of Southern Maine


David Brooks : Database/IT Administrator and Computer Science Faculty
David Brooks (207) 563-3596 ext. 1420
brooks@lincolnacademy.org

David Brooks joined the ATEC team at LA on July 1, 2019 from The Hyde School, where he taught computer science and robotics.  He was responsible for classroom technology campus-wide and part of their IT team, and directed their STEAM program. David developed and managed their foundation grant  that allowed Hyde to start its STEAM program and has pursued and received several other grants for that program. Before teaching  at Hyde, David was a software engineer at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and owner of the independent software consultancy Installer Factory. Before that was a Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Symantec Software.  David's office is in ATEC, where he be teaches AP Computer Science A, works as LA's PowerSchool Administrator and IT Coordinator.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Computer Science, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo


Griff Braley : Theater and Film Faculty—Theater Director
Griff Braley
braley@lincolnacademy.org

Descended from Northern Maine potato farmers, and after a mostly idyllic young life, Mr. Braley moved to mid coast Maine in the seventies, discovered music, theater and writing, and took up the theater arts, graduating from Bates College with a theater major. After 38 years in education, and 20 years as Artistic Director at Heartwood Regional Theater Co., he has directed more than 200 plays, including many originals and adaptations. At Lincoln, Mr. Braley can be found in the Poe Theater where he annually directs two high school plays, while teaching film, play production and acting. His blessings in life include the amazing Mrs. Joy Braley, five incredible children, and seventeen grandchildren. Other interests include matters of faith, poetry and music.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Theater - Bates College
Certified Drama K – 12
Certified English 9 - 12


Nina Sylvia : Visual Arts Department Chair
Nina Sylvia
sylvia@lincolnacademy.org

As a graduate of Lincoln Academy ('84), Nina Sylvia brings tradition and a deep connection to the Hall House visual arts room. Having taught for many years in two larger Maine high schools, it is her great pleasure to work with the creative students from the historical artists colonies of mid-coast Maine as well as the inspiring students from around the world. She is a practicing artist, working out of her home studio on the pond, finding subject matter by abstracting her extensive gardens, and always eager to learn new and cutting edge techniques. She built her own home and has been restoring a 60 year old wooden sailboat. During the "quieter" months, she travels and competes with an adult synchronized skating team.

Academic Affiliations:

BFA Printmaking, Maine College of Art
M.Ed. Teaching and Learning, University of Southern Maine
Member of the MAEA, NAEA, and River Arts.


Kate Mess : Visual Arts and DET Faculty, Graphic Designer
Kate Mess
kmess@lincolnacademy.org

Kate Mess joined LA's Visual Art Department in 2019 and previously worked as a design consultant on many LA publications. A studio jeweler and graphic designer, Kate has a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters from SUNY New Paltz. She has taught at SUNY New Paltz and SMCC, run workshops for the Maine Craft Association and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In addition to teaching Small Scale Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Graphic Design, Yearbook, Art Fundamentals and Intro to DET, Kate continues her design work on LA publications.

Academic Affiliations:

B.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.F.A. Metal, State University of New York, New Paltz


Wellness

Radek Janik : Wellness Department Head
Radek Janik
janik@lincolnacademy.org

Mr. Janik was born and raised in the Czech Republic (formerly) Czechoslovakia. About two years before the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Mr. Janik’s parents escaped the Communist regime along with him and his younger brother. Leaving everything and his older brother behind, Mr. Janik’s family started a new life in Connecticut. After attending and graduating from high school, Mr. Janik earned his degree from the University of Maine at Farmington. His first three years of teaching Health were at MSAD #40 (A.D. Gray and D.R. Gaul Middle Schools) in Waldoboro and Union. Trying to expand his horizons and expertise in teaching the secondary grade levels, he then decided to move on and ended up the following three years teaching Wellness at Lincoln/Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Loving the Midcoast area, Mr. Janik returned to Maine and added two more years of teaching back at MSAD#40.  Mr. Janik has been part of Lincoln Academy since 2006. Currently, as the Wellness Department Head and Wellness Instructor, Mr. Janik continues to support students’ lives by encouraging them to make healthy and responsible choices, so they may lead better lives and become productive members of our community. Mr. Janik spends his free time traveling, enjoying the outdoors, fishing, and playing games. Mr. Janik’s desire is to travel the beautiful USA and visit other parts of the world to further explore other cultures.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Community Health Education, Concentration in School Health Education - University Of Maine at Farmington


Jason Adickes : Wellness Faculty - Girls JV soccer coach
Jason Adickes 207-563-3596
adickes@lincolnacademy.org
Hello Eagles!  I am so pleased to be a part of the Lincoln Academy team working in the Wellness Department.  I have been a part of the AOS 93 community for the past 16 years.  I spent 14 years as the Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director at Great Salt Bay Community School.  The past two years I have served as the Principal at Jefferson Village School.  It was clear to me that my passion is in the classroom working directly with students and I am fortunate to have this opportunity to return to the community that I have been a part of for so many years and to be a part of the Lincoln Academy team.
This will be my 21st year in education.  I have also worked in Property Management for a short time and served as a Police Officer in the city of Auburn.  I spend time in the summers as a Whitewater Rafting Guide on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers in The Forks.  I live in Bristol with my wife Samantha, who many of you know as the first face at GSB.  My son Kellen is a junior at Lincoln Academy and my other son Peyton is a 7th grader at Great Salt Bay School.

Kelly (KJ) Anastasio : Athletic Director, Wellness Faculty
Kelly (KJ) Anastasio (207) 563-3596 ext. 2117
kj@lincolnacademy.org
KJ Anastasio was born and raised in the western Maine town of Rumford (Mountain Valley '90). He attended and graduated from Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt., majoring in Sports Management and graduating with honors. While at L.S.C., KJ was a member of the Student Senate, Athletic Intramural Council, and a member of the Men's soccer team. After college, KJ's love for skiing led him to Summit County, Colorado where he worked at a ski shop and a golf course. He completed as many ski days as possible, played golf often, and hiked as many 14ers as he possibly could. KJ returned to Maine in 1998 and has worked at Lincoln Academy ever since. While at LA, he has taught P.E. and health, has coached tennis, baseball, was the boys soccer coach for 15 years, and became the Athletic Director in 2006. KJ has served on the M.P.A. basketball committee, many K.V.A.C. committees, and committees to design the L.A. athletic facilities on campus. KJ and his wife Jen were also dorm parents for six years before moving back to Jefferson, ME. In his free time, KJ enjoys traveling, hiking, and watching Boston sports (especially the Sox).

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Sports Management- Lyndon State College


Philip Page : Assistant Athletic Director/Wellness Faculty—Student of the Month Advisor—LA Pride Advisor—Faculty Shield Advisor--President, Alumni Association
Philip Page (207) 563-3596 ext. 2123
page@lincolnacademy.org
Mr. Page taught for eight years at Medomak Valley High School coaching track, cross country and basketball. He returned to his Alma Mater to teach social studies and coach varsity boys basketball in 1985. Entering his 40th year in education, Mr. Page enjoys contributing to student life at Lincoln Academy and the interaction with alumni in his role in alumni and development. He has been active in the Booster's Club and the LA Pride Program for 21 years supporting students and athletes. He especially enjoys promoting school and community spirit during Homecoming Week each September. Mr. Page and his wife Gail have three children and eight grandchildren.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Political Science, Univerisity of Southern Maine


Megan Day : Wellness Faculty, Athletic Trainer & Wellness Instructor
Megan Day
day@lincolnacademy.org
Upon college graduation Megan became Lincoln Academy’s first athletic trainer. As athletic trainer, Megan works with the athletes to prevent, assess, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries. In her second year at LA, Megan joined the Wellness Department to teach fitness and weight training. Megan enjoys spending time outdoors and is always in search of her next adventure to supersede hiking Mt. Katahdin here in Maine, witnessing glaciers falling in Alaska, and snorkeling with sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Athletic Training, University of New England


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Library

Andrew Jonash : Library Assistant - Track & Field Coach
Andrew Jonash
jonash@lincolnacademy.org

Andrew Jonash graduated from Lewis and Clark college in 2019 with a major in biology and a minor in sculpture. He has worked as a welder for a metal sculptor in Portland, Oregon, in aquaculture on a kelp and oyster farm on the Damariscotta river, as well as scuba diver and project manager for an environmental project focusing on ghost gear removal in Boothbay Harbor. He has been an assistant coach on the winter and spring track teams. He enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and has a jack russell chihuahua named Tugboat.

Academic Affiliation:

BA, Lewis and Clark College. Bachelor of Arts In Biology, Minor in Studio Art


Laura Phelps : Director of Library Services
Laura Phelps (207) 563-3596 ext.1109
phelps@lincolnacademy.org

Laura Phelps joins LA after 15 years as an elementary librarian in RSU1.  Prior to that she was a public librarian in Vermont and a high school teacher in Romania.  Laura is a National Board Certified Teacher and the 2019 Walter J. Taranko Maine School Librarian of the Year.  She practices yoga daily, loves the Red Sox and travels near and far as frequently as possible.  Laura lives in Wiscasset with her husband Iain and their two cats, Benny and Beatrix.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. History, Haverford College

M.S. Library and Information Science, Simmons University

 


Special Education

Laurie Zimmerli : Director of Special Education
Laurie Zimmerli
zimmerli@lincolnacademy.org

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. History, Towson University
M.S. Special Education, McDaniel College
M.S. Educational Administration, McDaniel College
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, University of Maryland, Western Shore


Matt Kellett : Ed Tech, IDEAL Program
Matt Kellett
kellett@lincolnacademy.org

Matt will be joining Lincoln Academy this year as an Ed Tech with the IDEAL program after working for Kieve-Wavus Education, where he served as the Educator in Residence for Lincoln in the 2022/2023 school year. Matt's background is heavily based in outdoor experiential education, and he looks forward to bringing this approach into the classroom to engage students. In his free time, Matt enjoys getting outdoors for hiking, camping, skiing, canoeing, and many other activities.

Hobart College, Bachelors of Arts in Media and Society with a Minor in Entrepreneurial Studies

Pat Hannigan : IDEAL Program Ed Tech
Pat Hannigan
hannigan@lincolnacademy.org
Pat arrived at LA in the Fall of '22, after spending 20 years and then retiring  from Cony HS in Augusta as a Math teacher and department chair. Previous to that, Pat was a potter/clay artist for over 20 years, as well a German instructor at USM right out of grad school.
She lives in Newcastle with her husband Paul, and corgi Eddy. Their son lives in Seattle.
Pat is happy to be working with students at LA, and being involved in her local community.

Amy Winkle : Special Education Ed Tech
Amy Winkle
winkle@lincolnacademy.org

Amy Winkle lives in Newcastle with her husband Tor Glendinning (LA class of '90!) and her two children, Maari and Eero. She has a B.S. from Cornell University, and after working as a lobster and cod tagger and an environmental chemist, found the educational field calling. She has worked as an editor of life skills textbooks, as well as in the classroom. After a stint two years ago as a long-term sub for the Science Department, she is returning to LA as an Ed Tech in the Life Skills program. In her spare time, she likes to do "crazy Maine things" (as her sister from NJ calls them), like keep bees, garden, play the fiddle, spin wool, and make soap.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Natural Resource Management, Cornell University


Paul Mehlhorn : Special Education Ed Tech
Paul Mehlhorn
mehlhorn@lincolnacademy.org

Paul Mehlhorn received his BS in Zoology and has a Masters in Business Administration and Education from the University of Maine.  Paul was a Math and Science Teacher for 13 years at the Rectory School, Watkinson School, and Berwick Academy.  He also coached soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse.  Before joining LA in the fall of 2019, Paul worked for 23 years as an administrator at Marshwood High School in South Berwick.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Zoology, University of Maine

M.S. Business Administration and Education, University of Maine

 


Andrea Keushguerian : Special Education Faculty—Advisor, Model United Nations
Andrea Keushguerian
keushguerian@lincolnacademy.org
Andrea Lalime Keushguerian has been a high school math/science teacher, restaurant owner in Berkley California, partner in a lighting design business, and foremost, a mother. She lived abroad with her husband and twins for 14 years before settling down in Damariscotta to round off her children's education with an American experience. Ms. Keushgarian currently teaches special education at Lincoln Academy.
Her community service currently includes serving as president of Heartwood Regional Theater Company, secretary of United Nations Association of Maine, and adviser to the LA Model United Nations team.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Science and Mathematics, University of Maine, Orono


Janna Civittolo : Special Education Faculty
Janna Civittolo
civittolo@lincolnacademy.org

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Studio Art, University of Maine, Orono
MS Ed University of Southern Maine, Educational Leadership


Adria Tucker : Special Education Ed Tech
Adria Tucker
tucker@lincolnacademy.org

Adria is a Lincoln Academy graduate from the class of 2009. She works with Life Skills students and in Support Study. Her previous job was at North Londonderry Elementary School in New Hampshire where she was a library/media assistant and choreographer for their musicals. She graduated from Endicott College with a Bachelor's Degree in English. In addition to working at LA, Adria owns a small business specializing in princess party visits. She loves hiking, working out, and playing piano. She grew up in Bristol and currently lives on Westport Island with her husband, Jared and two cats, Buddy and Hobbs.


Morgan Brewer : Special Education Faculty
Morgan Brewer
brewer@lincolnacademy.org

Morgan Brewer is a Lincoln Academy Alumni and received her degree in Elementary Education from St. Josephs College of Maine.  She went on to complete a Masters in Special Education from the University of Maine in Orono and worked as an Ed Tech in LA's Special Education Department before moving into the role of Special Ed Teacher in Life Skills.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Elementary Education, St. Josephs College
M.A. Special Education, University of Maine, Orono


Kathy Felch : Ed Tech III
Kathy Felch
felch@lincolnacademy.org

Kathy Felch joined LA in 2017 after working for MSAD 40 in their Life Skills program. She has worked through the years with many different age groups in both private and public schools teaching children with disabilities.  Kathy lives in the town of Union with her husband David and two cats, Halo and Groucho. In her spare time she is a practicing printmaker and has shown her work in various galleries and venues around the state of Maine.

Academic Affiliations:

AA Liberal Arts, University Maine

BA Studio Art University of Maine


School Leadership

Jeff Burroughs : Head of School
Jeff Burroughs
burroughs@lincolnacademy.org

Jeff Burroughs started his work at Lincoln Academy in July 2019 as our 44th Head of School.  Jeff was the Assistant Headmaster for Academics at St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, a ninth-grade through postgraduate town academy of 970 students which shares the town academy structural and funding model with Lincoln Academy.  An engineer by training, Mr. Burroughs worked for seven years as an IBM program manager before beginning his tenure at St. Johnsbury Academy. Preceding IBM, he spent a number of years at the Hyde School in Bath, where Mr. Burroughs had a number of roles, including math teacher, Director of Admission, and Assistant Headmaster. Jeff lives in Newcastle with his wife, Melissa, also an educator. The couple has three children: Jeb, 22, is a senior at Chapman University in California; Andrew, 19, is a junior at University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Eliza, 18, also attends the University of King’s College.


Kelley Duffy : Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Social Studies Faculty
Kelley Duffy (207) 563-3596 ext. 2106
duffy@lincolnacademy.org

Kelley Borg Duffy became a social studies teacher in part because it was the only discipline where she felt she could integrate all her academic loves: science, literature, data and history. A native Vermonter and daughter of educators, Kelley went to boarding school in Massachusetts and college in Pennsylvania. After college, she went on to teach in Philadelphia PA, Albuquerque NM, Switzerland, and Venezuela. She met her husband while taking a Wilderness EMT class in Maine, and found herself drawn back to New England. Before joining Lincoln Academy's social studies department, Kelley taught at Wiscasset High School. She and her husband are raising two daughters, two dogs, and a cat, and she spends most of her free time hiking, paddling, camping, and gardening - while always looking for opportunities to travel.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Political Science, Swarthmore College
M.A. Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)


Deanna Pierpan : Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Deanna Pierpan 12075633596
pierpan@lincolnacademy.org

Deanna Pierpan grew up in Massachusetts and spent a lot of time visiting her husband's parents and her grandparents and cousins all over Maine.  It was a natural progression and long time goal of moving to Midcoast Maine with her husband and children that was realized in 2018.  Deanna spent much of her professional career managing software development projects for various consulting firms and asset management companies in New England and Europe, but more recently has been an office manager in real estate and healthcare. Combining these experiences with a desire to  engage with her community, led her to being a part of the Lincoln Academy community as Mr. Burrough's assistant.  Her son, Harrison is in the class of 2023 and her sons, Hamilton and Anderson are in the class of 2026.

Her favorite past-time is spending time with and traveling with her family - she believes community and civic engagement, as well as a broad knowledge of the world is really important.  When she isn't on the go, Deanna likes to "dabble" in pretty much anything from needlepoint and DIY home renovations to outdoor activities like hiking and downhill skiing, and she enjoys being a maker of an organic skincare and wellness product line.  She received two degrees from Stonehill College, a BS in Business Administration and then later a BA in English Literature.

Office of the Dean of Students

Jacob Abbott : Dean of Students—Dorm Parent
Jacob Abbott (207) 563-3596 ext. 2222
jabbott@lincolnacademy.org

Jake Abbott has been a part of the LA community since 2006. Jake has worked in a variety of roles at the school. Jake supports the operations of the school, shares in the management of student discipline, and supports many student programs, extra-curricular activities and initiatives to get students involved in learning and exploring new opportunities. Jake is also responsible for the school's residential population, working closely with the Director of Residential Life and the various departments that support it. Jake is also very involved in the local community serving as a member of the Newcastle Fire Department, where is also on the Board of Trustees.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Maine, Augusta
M.S. Education Leadership, University of Southern Maine

Contact:
Wechat: eekabbott
Cell/Whatsapp: +1 207-831-6879


Carole Brinkler : Student Life Executive Assistant
Carole Brinkler (207) 563-3596 ext. 2103
brinkler@lincolnacademy.org
Buckeye born and bred, Mrs. Brinkler has been coming to Maine since she was a baby.  She began her career in Maine immediately after her college graduation, and has been involved in education for well over twenty five years beginning on the collegiate administrative level in Portland. Carole moved to the midcoast region to raise her beautiful family (Alexis '09 and Liam '16)  with her husband Michael (class of '84).  She served on the Great Salt Bay Community school board for just under twenty years and is very involved with various boards within her community. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family (adores grandchildren, Devin and Owen) and friends, traveling, outdoor activities, reading and music.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Personnel Management, Urbana University


Stephanie Cheney : Focused Learning Coordinator and Special Projects
Stephanie Cheney
cheney@lincolnacademy.org

Websites:

Ms. Cheney joined LA in 2017 after spending 10 years in higher education supporting faculty's use of technology and designing curriculum and assessment materials for online, project-based degree programs. She is excited to come back to the high school level and to be teaching AP Computer Science Principles. Ms. Cheney is also the co-advisor of the student tech team, Lincoln Academy Innovation Technology (LA IT) and will be supporting teachers and staff as they use different kinds of technology as part of the learning process. In her free time, Ms. Cheney enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family. She is also doing yoga teacher training and enjoys sharing her yoga practice with others.

Academic Affiliations:

BS in Elementary Education from University of Maine at Farmington
MS in Instructional Technology from Thomas College


Admissions

Katy Nicketakis : Director of Admissions
Katy Nicketakis
nicketakis@lincolnacademy.org

Katy Nicketakis has worked in education for over 20 years. Most recently, she served as Associate Director of Admissions at Thornton Academy where she helped to bring in both international and day students. She also directed the Summer at Thornton Academy program, a 4-week summer program for boarding students. Prior to this, she worked in Marketing & Communications and also as a classroom teacher (French, Spanish, and Geometry) for twelve years.

Ms. Nicketakis lives with her husband, Clint, their two cats and five chickens, and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, skiing, playing tennis, and exploring the gorgeous coast of Maine!

Academic Affiliations:

Knox College, BA - mathematics, UMaine, MAT - secondary education


Hilary Petersen : Associate Director of Admissions
Hilary Petersen (207) 563-3596 ext. 1107
petersen@lincolnacademy.org

Mrs. Petersen has worked at Lincoln Academy since 2015 and sincerely enjoys the one-on-one interactions she has with students from all over the world. Before LA, she taught high school boys at The Deck House School in Edgecomb, Maine.  Mrs. Petersen is active in the local community and volunteers with the AOS93 Adult Education Board and the  North Nobleboro Community Association. She loves reading and gardening in her spare time, but most of all, spending time with her husband and two children in midcoast Maine.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Biology, Providence College
B.A. Chemistry, Providence College


Business Office

Lori Wright : Business Manager
Lori Wright (207) 563-3596 ext. 2105
wright@lincolnacademy.org

Mrs. Wright has lived on the coast of Maine all her life - growing up in Friendship and now living in South Bristol, with her husband, chocolate lab and two cats. Her husband, Norman, and son, Nicholas, both graduated from Lincoln Academy. Mrs. Wright has worked in the business office for fifteen years and prior to coming to LA, worked at the MSAD #40 central office. When not working here, she works as Secretary and Treasurer of Union Church in South Bristol and enjoys camping, reading, knitting and crocheting and crafting of all sorts. She likes to bake and has shared a dessert or two with her colleagues over the years.


Communications

Jenny Mayher : Director of Communications
Jenny Mayher (207) 563-3596 ext. 2112
mayher@lincolnacademy.org

Jenny Mayher grew up on the campus of an independent school in Tarrytown, New York, where her parents were teachers, so taking a job at Lincoln Academy in 2014 seemed a natural fit. In her role of Communications Director Jenny is responsible for Lincoln Academy's social media, website, weekly newsletter, press, photography, and publications, including the school's annual alumni magazine, Aerie. She co-advises the Lincoln Academy Eagle's Talon student newspaper and co-teaches the Yearbook and Communications class. She is the parent of two recent LA graduates, Essie Martin '17 (Bates College '22) and Jojo Martin '20 (Tufts University '25).

Academic Affiliations:

A.B. Social Anthropology, Harvard College
M.A. Education, Teachers College, Columbia University


Deanna Pierpan : Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Deanna Pierpan 12075633596
pierpan@lincolnacademy.org

Deanna Pierpan grew up in Massachusetts and spent a lot of time visiting her husband's parents and her grandparents and cousins all over Maine.  It was a natural progression and long time goal of moving to Midcoast Maine with her husband and children that was realized in 2018.  Deanna spent much of her professional career managing software development projects for various consulting firms and asset management companies in New England and Europe, but more recently has been an office manager in real estate and healthcare. Combining these experiences with a desire to  engage with her community, led her to being a part of the Lincoln Academy community as Mr. Burrough's assistant.  Her son, Harrison is in the class of 2023 and her sons, Hamilton and Anderson are in the class of 2026.

Her favorite past-time is spending time with and traveling with her family - she believes community and civic engagement, as well as a broad knowledge of the world is really important.  When she isn't on the go, Deanna likes to "dabble" in pretty much anything from needlepoint and DIY home renovations to outdoor activities like hiking and downhill skiing, and she enjoys being a maker of an organic skincare and wellness product line.  She received two degrees from Stonehill College, a BS in Business Administration and then later a BA in English Literature.

Heather D’Ippolito : Director of Community Engagement and Development
Heather D’Ippolito (207) 563-3596 x2218
dippolito@lincolnacademy.org

Heather joined the Community Engagement and Development Office at Lincoln Academy in January 2020 and became Director of the office in June of 2022. She has spent her career in education, and is particularly passionate about connecting young people to real world learning experiences. A born and raised Mainer, Heather feels very fortunate to call the midcoast home. She lives in Bremen with her husband and her daughter.

Academic Affiliations: 

Saint Michael's College, BA in English

Lehman College (CUNY), MS in Secondary English Education


Carole Brinkler : Student Life Executive Assistant
Carole Brinkler (207) 563-3596 ext. 2103
brinkler@lincolnacademy.org
Buckeye born and bred, Mrs. Brinkler has been coming to Maine since she was a baby.  She began her career in Maine immediately after her college graduation, and has been involved in education for well over twenty five years beginning on the collegiate administrative level in Portland. Carole moved to the midcoast region to raise her beautiful family (Alexis '09 and Liam '16)  with her husband Michael (class of '84).  She served on the Great Salt Bay Community school board for just under twenty years and is very involved with various boards within her community. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family (adores grandchildren, Devin and Owen) and friends, traveling, outdoor activities, reading and music.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Personnel Management, Urbana University


Hilary Petersen : Associate Director of Admissions
Hilary Petersen (207) 563-3596 ext. 1107
petersen@lincolnacademy.org

Mrs. Petersen has worked at Lincoln Academy since 2015 and sincerely enjoys the one-on-one interactions she has with students from all over the world. Before LA, she taught high school boys at The Deck House School in Edgecomb, Maine.  Mrs. Petersen is active in the local community and volunteers with the AOS93 Adult Education Board and the  North Nobleboro Community Association. She loves reading and gardening in her spare time, but most of all, spending time with her husband and two children in midcoast Maine.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Biology, Providence College
B.A. Chemistry, Providence College


Development

Heather D’Ippolito : Director of Community Engagement and Development
Heather D’Ippolito (207) 563-3596 x2218
dippolito@lincolnacademy.org

Heather joined the Community Engagement and Development Office at Lincoln Academy in January 2020 and became Director of the office in June of 2022. She has spent her career in education, and is particularly passionate about connecting young people to real world learning experiences. A born and raised Mainer, Heather feels very fortunate to call the midcoast home. She lives in Bremen with her husband and her daughter.

Academic Affiliations: 

Saint Michael's College, BA in English

Lehman College (CUNY), MS in Secondary English Education


Sarah Kennedy : Community Engagement and Development Office
Sarah Kennedy
kennedy@lincolnacademy.org

Sarah Kennedy '00 grew up in Pemaquid and studied Spanish and International Relations at the University of Maine and the University of Costa Rica.  She was the volunteer coordinator for La Esperanza Granada and then went on to work for Sustainable Harvest International as the Director of Development and later transitioned to directing the organization's outreach and service learning programs in Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, and Panama.  In 2012, Sarah took a position with Santa Clara University's Center of Sustainability to develop school garden and community nutrition programs in San Jose City Schools.

In 2013, Sarah’s family had the opportunity to return to Maine and Sarah started working with Lincoln Academy’s new Residential Life Program. Sarah developed LA’s homestay program and loves welcoming students from around the globe to our community here in the Midcoast. In 2023 Sarah joined LA's Community Engagement and Development Team.  

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. International Relations - University of Maine, Orono
B.A. Spanish - University of Maine, Orono


Facilities & Custodial

Athletics

Kelly (KJ) Anastasio : Athletic Director, Wellness Faculty
Kelly (KJ) Anastasio (207) 563-3596 ext. 2117
kj@lincolnacademy.org
KJ Anastasio was born and raised in the western Maine town of Rumford (Mountain Valley '90). He attended and graduated from Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt., majoring in Sports Management and graduating with honors. While at L.S.C., KJ was a member of the Student Senate, Athletic Intramural Council, and a member of the Men's soccer team. After college, KJ's love for skiing led him to Summit County, Colorado where he worked at a ski shop and a golf course. He completed as many ski days as possible, played golf often, and hiked as many 14ers as he possibly could. KJ returned to Maine in 1998 and has worked at Lincoln Academy ever since. While at LA, he has taught P.E. and health, has coached tennis, baseball, was the boys soccer coach for 15 years, and became the Athletic Director in 2006. KJ has served on the M.P.A. basketball committee, many K.V.A.C. committees, and committees to design the L.A. athletic facilities on campus. KJ and his wife Jen were also dorm parents for six years before moving back to Jefferson, ME. In his free time, KJ enjoys traveling, hiking, and watching Boston sports (especially the Sox).

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Sports Management- Lyndon State College


Philip Page : Assistant Athletic Director/Wellness Faculty—Student of the Month Advisor—LA Pride Advisor—Faculty Shield Advisor--President, Alumni Association
Philip Page (207) 563-3596 ext. 2123
page@lincolnacademy.org
Mr. Page taught for eight years at Medomak Valley High School coaching track, cross country and basketball. He returned to his Alma Mater to teach social studies and coach varsity boys basketball in 1985. Entering his 40th year in education, Mr. Page enjoys contributing to student life at Lincoln Academy and the interaction with alumni in his role in alumni and development. He has been active in the Booster's Club and the LA Pride Program for 21 years supporting students and athletes. He especially enjoys promoting school and community spirit during Homecoming Week each September. Mr. Page and his wife Gail have three children and eight grandchildren.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Political Science, Univerisity of Southern Maine


Megan Day : Wellness Faculty, Athletic Trainer & Wellness Instructor
Megan Day
day@lincolnacademy.org
Upon college graduation Megan became Lincoln Academy’s first athletic trainer. As athletic trainer, Megan works with the athletes to prevent, assess, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries. In her second year at LA, Megan joined the Wellness Department to teach fitness and weight training. Megan enjoys spending time outdoors and is always in search of her next adventure to supersede hiking Mt. Katahdin here in Maine, witnessing glaciers falling in Alaska, and snorkeling with sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Athletic Training, University of New England


Culinary Services

Russell Brackett : Culinary Director
Russell Brackett (207) 563-3596 ext. 2110
brackett@lincolnacademy.org

Career and Academic Counseling

Annie Edwards : Director of Career and Academic Counseling
Annie Edwards 207-563-3596 ext 2127
edwards@lincolnacademy.org

Annie Edwards, a longtime educator, has served as a teacher, administrator, and mentor in an independent school setting. She holds a BA from St. Lawrence University, a MA from Middlebury College, a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, a MA from The College of New Jersey, and is a certified school counselor. Annie spent many years as a member of the Northwood School faculty where she served as language department chair, Academic Director, Associate Director of College Guidance, and Advisor to the Community Service program. Annie also taught French, English and psychology. Next, Annie served as the Director of University Guidance at Beijing City International School in Beijing, China. Annie introduced and developed a comprehensive, four-year college counseling program, entitled University Prep (UP), to guide students, parents, and advisors through the college admissions process. She then made the transition back to living full time in Lake Placid, New York and served as part of the academic team at New York Ski Education Foundation for the Winter Term program, designed for student-athletes training in the Olympic region in the disciplines of alpine, freestyle, and Nordic skiing for the winter months, while earning her second master’s degree in international school counseling. Annie grew up in Maine and is thrilled to be returning to the region to join the Lincoln Academy community. Annie’s husband, Jeff, is the Managing Director of Ironman Asia where he produces sports events. They have a Golden Retriever puppy, Houlton, named after the town, where she was born. Annie and Jeff have three adult children who have successfully navigated the college and career process.

Annie is passionate about education and student advising. Annie encourages strong study habits, which include being comfortable enough as a learner that making a mistake is no big deal. Annie spends all her free time exploring the surrounding wilderness. She trail runs, mountain bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, skis, and practices yoga. Annie is an Adirondack 46er and has spent countless hours sharing the beautiful mountains with local school children. She loves to cook and make simple, delicious meals using locally grown produce. Annie can be found knitting constantly and she is willing to try just about any craft or project.

Academic Affiliations:
BA St. Lawrence University
MA Middlebury College
Certificate in College Counseling University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
MA The College of New Jersey
Certified School Counselor


Alicia Lemar : School Counselor
Alicia Lemar (207) 563-3596 ext. 2126
lemar@lincolnacademy.org

Ms. Lemar is joining the Lincoln Academy Guidance Department with both the passion and experience to help students with their academic, career, and life goals. A 2015 graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelors degree in both history and psychology, she then completed her graduate program in 2018 from the University of New England with a MA in Social Work. Ms. Lemar has served as a Guidance Counselor at both Vinalhaven School and Spruce Mountain High School. At Lincoln, she serves as an advisor, mentor, and career and academic counselor.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and rescue dogs, Willow and Grayson, and can often be found on adventures doing her favorite thing, being a "dog mom." Ms. Lemar also loves living in this beautiful state and exploring outside in the changing seasons as well as traveling abroad, and running.

Academic Affiliations

The University of Maine- BA in Psychology and BA in History.

University of New England- Masters in Social Work


Alexa Abbott : Administrative Assistant
Alexa Abbott (207) 563-3596 ext. 2128
abbotta@lincolnacademy.org

Alexa (Colby Dodge) Abbott was born in Damariscotta and grew up in Edgecomb. Alexa lives on Westport Island with her husband Jason and daughter, Mara. While at Lincoln Academy Alexa has worked as an Educational Technician, a Jobs For Maine Graduates Job Specialist and most recently as an Administrative Assistant in the Guidance Office.  Both sides of Alexa's family have deep roots in the Damariscotta area.  Her mother and father graduated from Lincoln Academy in the 1960's.  Alexa enjoys her home on an island where she feels fortunate to be able to see a deer, osprey and harbor seal all in the same day!


Residential Life

Monica Tan : Residential Life Director, TOFEL Site Coordinator - Dorm Parent
Monica Tan 207-563-3596 ext. 2224
mtan@lincolnacademy.org

Mrs. Tan has worked at Lincoln Academy since 2019 when she and her family moved in as a dorm family. Mrs. Tan moved into the role of Director of Resident Life in 2022. She loves working with teenagers and learning about their culture and countries. Before LA, she was a dorm director and college counselor in San Francisco, a biology teacher in Malaysia and at different times an elementary and middle school Math and Science teacher in Texas. In her spare time she loves traveling, reading, crafting and pottery, growing things, and watching Korean dramas.

Academic Affiliations:

BA International Relations, Baylor University

BA Religions, Baylor University

Texas Teacher Certification Program

MS Education, Technology, Lamar University


Chelsea Scott : English Faculty
Chelsea Scott
scottc@lincolnacademy.org

Chelsea Scott found a home in teaching after prior careers in foster care case management and internet marketing. She has written freelance nonfiction for various publications, including Maine the Way Quarterly, Maine Women Magazine, and Session Magazine. Her plays have been performed on New York City stages. Chelsea is thrilled to be a member of the English faculty and residential program here at Lincoln Academy. Besides writing, Chelsea loves choral singing, running, and swimming. She lives on campus with her husband, Jonathan, two daughters, Adeline and Tallulah, and Pacha and Tanya, their extrovert / introvert cat duo.

Academic Affiliations:

M.S.Ed.- MTL Pending from University of Southern Maine Bachelors in English from CW Post College of Long Island University


Bridget Wright : English Teacher
Bridget Wright
wright@lincolnacademy.org

Bridget Wright has always wanted to be an English teacher and is living the dream. She holds a Bachelor's in Secondary Education, English and a Master's in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Maine at Farmington. In addition to teaching, she is also the Civil Rights Team advisor and a dorm parent. Bridget's free time is joyfully filled with listening to fantasy audiobooks, knitting and sewing, cooking and baking, snuggling her pets, and galavanting around in search of adventure.


Katy Nicketakis : Director of Admissions
Katy Nicketakis
nicketakis@lincolnacademy.org

Katy Nicketakis has worked in education for over 20 years. Most recently, she served as Associate Director of Admissions at Thornton Academy where she helped to bring in both international and day students. She also directed the Summer at Thornton Academy program, a 4-week summer program for boarding students. Prior to this, she worked in Marketing & Communications and also as a classroom teacher (French, Spanish, and Geometry) for twelve years.

Ms. Nicketakis lives with her husband, Clint, their two cats and five chickens, and enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, skiing, playing tennis, and exploring the gorgeous coast of Maine!

Academic Affiliations:

Knox College, BA - mathematics, UMaine, MAT - secondary education


Jacob Abbott : Dean of Students—Dorm Parent
Jacob Abbott (207) 563-3596 ext. 2222
jabbott@lincolnacademy.org

Jake Abbott has been a part of the LA community since 2006. Jake has worked in a variety of roles at the school. Jake supports the operations of the school, shares in the management of student discipline, and supports many student programs, extra-curricular activities and initiatives to get students involved in learning and exploring new opportunities. Jake is also responsible for the school's residential population, working closely with the Director of Residential Life and the various departments that support it. Jake is also very involved in the local community serving as a member of the Newcastle Fire Department, where is also on the Board of Trustees.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Maine, Augusta
M.S. Education Leadership, University of Southern Maine

Contact:
Wechat: eekabbott
Cell/Whatsapp: +1 207-831-6879


Elizabeth Matta : Performing Arts Department Head—Director of Bands, Jazz Bands, and Orchestra
Elizabeth Matta
matta@lincolnacademy.org

Liz Matta is a native of Foxborough, Massachusetts. She credits her many great musical experiences in Foxborough, including performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and being challenged to think like a band director from an early age by Steve Massey and Ted Hagarty, as the reasons she has such a passion to work with kids, teach music and continue to perform.

Ms. Matta has been the Lincoln Academy Band Director since 2006. Under her direction, the Lincoln Academy Band Program doubled in student participation and in the number of instrumental performing ensembles offered in just her first four years. Lincoln Academy bands regularly receive gold ratings at state and national competitions, and her student musicians place at regional and state competitions every year. Ms. Matta directs the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, String Ensemble, Jazz Big Band, the Four and Five O’clock jazz combos and teaches Advanced Placement Music Theory.

Ms. Matta is the Program Director of “Maine Music Outreach”; a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower Maine high school musicians to make a difference in the lives of others. With MMO, Liz has trained and lead groups of high school student volunteers to work and play at the Holy Trinity Music School’s Summer Music Camp in Cange and the CEMUCHCA Summer Music Camp in Cap-Haïtien since 2012.

Ms. Matta has worked with bands and jazz bands throughout New England as a clinician and guest conductor. In addition to teaching, Ms. Matta can be heard playing as a freelance saxophonist. She enjoys reading, hiking and enjoying time with her family.

Academic Affiliations:

B.M. Music Education, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
B.M. Saxophone Performance, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
M.A. Band Conducting, American Band College/Sam Houston State University


Seth Platukis : Science Teacher
Seth Platukis
platukis@lincolnacademy.org

Growing up in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania, Seth Platukis found many opportunities to be immersed in the natural wilderness by searching for fossils, minerals, life-forms, and stars in his backyard. He found himself heavily drawn to the beauty of life and preserving the natural world, while sharing this information with others. He decided to dig into his consistent calling of being a teacher after graduating from the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences and attending Wilkes University. From there, Seth moved to the midcoast region, where he still resides, living in Bath. For the first two years of his career, he taught a variety of 6-12 STEM and CTE courses at Wiscasset Middle High School. In addition, Seth loves to spend his free time swimming, taking photos, cooking, and hiking the great Maine outdoors. 

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Biology and Secondary Education, Wilkes University


Trish Jonason : Residential Life Staff
Trish Jonason
jonason@lincolnacademy.org

Trish is joining the Residential Life staff fresh off of a 2-year hiatus in Germany. Living abroad allowed Trish to be closer to her family and for her kids to become bilingual. Prior to Germany, Trish and her family lived in Massachusetts, where she worked as a music therapist at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, providing therapeutic intervention to hospitalized children. Music continues to play an important role in Trish’s life and she looks forward to exploring music-making opportunities here in Midcoast Maine. Trish is also the mother to an incoming freshman at LA, and is looking forward to settling down and unpacking after years on the move.

Academic Affiliation:

Anna Maria College, BA


School Based Health Center

Kerri Ferrante, RN BSN : Health Center Director
Kerri Ferrante, RN BSN 207-563-3596 ext. 1119
ferrante@lincolnacademy.org

Kerri Ferrante, RN, BSN joined the LA Health Center in the fall of 2021 after 18 years as a nurse at Lincoln Health. She grew up in Massachusetts and earned her Bachelor's degree in Science in Nursing from Northeastern University. She moved to Maine in 2003 and worked at Lincoln Health in various roles including the Medical/Surgical Unit, Intensive Care Unit, and Inpatient Clinical Nurse Supervisor. She served a three year stint as school nurse at Great Salt Bay School from 2017-2020, a position that is also under the umbrella of Lincoln Health. After GSB she returned to the Miles campus of Lincoln Health and spent a year working in the Day Surgery unit before accepting the position at Lincoln Academy in September.

Academic Affiliations:

BSN, Northeastern Unversity


Amy Appell : Health Center Coordinator
Amy Appell 207-563-3596 ext. 1119
appell@lincolnacademy.org

Amy Appell joined LA Health Center after teaching meditation & mindfulness at Bay Path University. Her background in education and psychology includes teaching, support group facilitation, as well as wellness curriculum development. She is also an LA mom of a ‘23 graduate and current student.

“Miss Amy”, as students call her, adores the bloom of flowers and metamorphosis of butterflies and how life parallels both. Essentially, she is in awe of human nature and the natural world, and is known for her heart shaped rocks.


Lisa Katz, LCSW : Clinical Social Worker
Lisa Katz, LCSW (207) 563-3596 ext. 1310
katz@lincolnacademy.org

Lisa has had the privilege to work with many children, families and individuals over the past 30 years of her professional life.  She is committed to contributing what she can to make the world a little brighter and better for others.  When not working, Lisa likes to get outside with her family and dog for hikes, bike rides, and boating.  Other interests include spending time with friends, cooking and eating really good food, reading, scrabble, travel, and going to the gym.

Academic Affiliations

BA, Psychology and English Lit., University of Rochester
MSW, Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work

Rachel Bennett, LCSW : Clinical Social Worker
Rachel Bennett, LCSW (207) 563-3596 ext. 1315
bennett@lincolnacademy.org

Megan Day : Wellness Faculty, Athletic Trainer & Wellness Instructor
Megan Day
day@lincolnacademy.org
Upon college graduation Megan became Lincoln Academy’s first athletic trainer. As athletic trainer, Megan works with the athletes to prevent, assess, treat, and rehabilitate athletic injuries. In her second year at LA, Megan joined the Wellness Department to teach fitness and weight training. Megan enjoys spending time outdoors and is always in search of her next adventure to supersede hiking Mt. Katahdin here in Maine, witnessing glaciers falling in Alaska, and snorkeling with sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Athletic Training, University of New England


Heather Norris, LCSW : Lincoln Health Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician
Heather Norris, LCSW 207-633-1301
heather.norris@mainehealth.org
Heather is a Maine native who now works as an integrated behavioral health specialist for Maine Behavioral Health Care. She sees students in the Boothbay High School, Morse High School, and Lincoln Academy health centers, and also works in the Lincoln Medical Partners primary care office in Damariscotta. Heather spends her free time with family and friends, and enjoys hiking, boating, reading, and watching movies with her children.
BSW:  Wheelock College
MSW: Salem State

Technology

David Brooks : Database/IT Administrator and Computer Science Faculty
David Brooks (207) 563-3596 ext. 1420
brooks@lincolnacademy.org

David Brooks joined the ATEC team at LA on July 1, 2019 from The Hyde School, where he taught computer science and robotics.  He was responsible for classroom technology campus-wide and part of their IT team, and directed their STEAM program. David developed and managed their foundation grant  that allowed Hyde to start its STEAM program and has pursued and received several other grants for that program. Before teaching  at Hyde, David was a software engineer at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and owner of the independent software consultancy Installer Factory. Before that was a Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Symantec Software.  David's office is in ATEC, where he be teaches AP Computer Science A, works as LA's PowerSchool Administrator and IT Coordinator.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Computer Science, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo


Michael Johnson : Technology Support Specialist
Michael Johnson 207-563-3596 x.2121
johnsonm@lincolnacademy.org

Michael Johnson joined LA in 2021. Bringing over 25 years of experience supporting technology, he will be developing the new position of Technology Support Specialist with the team at Lincoln Academy. Being the first level of support for all faculty and student technology related issues, he will triage any problems and escalate issues as needed.


Nancy Starmer : Chair
Nancy Starmer
starmer@lincolnacademy.org

Nancy Starmer joined the LA community in 2017 as a consultant to the board, then served as Interim Head of School during the 2018-19 school year. At Milton Academy in Boston, where she spent the first 27 years of her career, she wore many hats as a history teacher, dorm head, mid-level administrator, and ultimately Upper School Principal. In 2000 she was named Head of School at George School, a Friends boarding and day school in PA, retiring in 2016 (just in time to become involved in—and fall in love with--Lincoln Academy). She currently lives in Sandwich NH where she also serves on the local district school board.


Jennifer Ribeiro : Vice Chair
Jennifer Ribeiro
ribeiro@lincolnacademy.org

Jennifer Ribeiro holds an AB from Bowdoin College, a MA from the University of Southern Maine in Education and a CAS in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine at Orono.  She has worked in public education for over 27 years and is currently employed as the principal of the Bristol Consolidated School. Jennifer and her husband Jay live in Nobleboro where they raised two children who are graduates of Lincoln Academy, Julia ‘15 and David ‘17.


Judi Hilton : Finance Chair / Board Member
Judi Hilton
judihilton@lincolnacademy.org

Judi Hilton ‘91 grew up in Jefferson, ME. After graduating from LA she went to college in Boston and has lived there ever since, with the exceptions of a few years in Silicon Valley and London for work. She owns a home in Jefferson, and splits her time between there and Boston. She was most recently the COO for a global corporate real estate consulting firm.


Faustine Reny : Secretary
Faustine Reny
faustinereny@lincolnacademy.org

Faustine Reny ‘01 is the current Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. She has a BS in Accounting from Lasell University in Newton, MA, and a MS in Accounting from Suffolk University. She is the Operations Manager at R.H. Reny, Inc and a co-owner of the family business. She lives in Bristol with her partner Nicholas Plumer and their children Cordelia and Wesley - who will be 5th Generation LA grads in the ‘30’s!


David Fields : Board Member
David Fields
davidfields@lincolnacademy.org

David Fields is a zooplankton ecologist with Bigelow Labs. He is a graduate of the University of Utah (BS) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook (MS, PhD). In addition to his research and lab work at Bigelow, early in his career he taught courses at the high school level and also taught later at the Georgia Institute for Technology, where he was a post-doctoral Fellow. David has pages of publications to his credit as well as an impressive list of graduate students he’s supervised and courses he’s taught to students from high school through graduate school. He and his wife Adele Gale are parents of LA grads Tanner '13 and Tess '15.


Chris Hall : Board Member
Chris Hall
chrishall@lincolnacademy.org

Chris Hall has recently stepped down from the role of Town Administrator for Bristol, having served in that role since 2017. Chris holds an MA degree in philosophy and economics and a PhD in international relations from Oxford University, and an MS in business administration from Columbia University. Over the course of his career he has spent 15 years as an executive in the mining, steel, and oil industries; 10 years in public policy including four in the Maine legislature; ten years leading higher education institutions on 3 continents; all interspersed with teaching positions in the US, the UK, and Eastern Europe. Chris has worked and traveled in 70 different countries.


Liz Storer : Board Member
Liz Storer
elizabethstorer@lincolnacademy.org

Liz Storer ’01 is the owner and president of R.J. Enterprises Inc., an environmental contracting and consulting firm in Brunswick. She began working for R.J. Enterprises in 2009 and has many certifications in the areas of facilities compliance, environmental policy and procedure, industrial hygiene, exposure monitoring, construction project design, OSHA, trades education, and more. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental health and safety. Liz and her husband Ronnie are 2001 graduates of Lincoln Academy and reside in Damariscotta with their 3 children. Their daughter Marley is currently a senior at LA and their sons Forest and Mason are at GSB in grades 8 and 3. In addition to work and family, Liz has recently joined the Lincoln Little League Board.


Cindy Wade : Board Member
Cindy Wade
cindywade@lincolnacademy.org

Cindy Wade ’83 holds a Bachelor’s in nursing and a Master’s in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College. Early in her career, she spent 6 years as a Commissioned Officer and Nurse in the Navy in a variety of roles. Cindy returned to Maine in 1994 to work in Lincoln County. She has held various positions during her career in this area, including, until April 2021, that of Chief Operation Officer for LincolnHealth, Pen Bay Medical Center, and Waldo County General. In April of 2021 she became the new President for LincolnHealth. Cindy has been very active in the community including the Central Lincoln County Y Board, the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce where she was Board Chair; past President and Treasurer of the Sheepscot Community Church and current Secretary; and is on the United Way of Midcoast Maine Board. She lives in Sheepscot Village with her husband James and has three sons, all LA grads.


Jill Griffin : Board Member
Jill Griffin
jillgriffin@lincolnacademy.org

Jill Griffin holds a JD from Ohio State University College of Law. She worked as a labor lawyer for several federal agencies in Washington D.C., spending most of her career at the National Labor Relations Board, litigating before U.S. Courts of Appeals across the country and the U.S. Supreme Court.  After spending summers vacationing in Damariscotta, Jill and her husband, Bill Farren, retired to Jefferson to live on the lake.  Prior to that, they lived in Maryland and New Jersey, where they raised their two daughters. In addition to Lincoln Academy, she is involved in a variety of volunteer activities in the area.


Paul Anderson : Board Member
Paul Anderson
paulanderson@lincolnacademy.org

Paul Anderson was born and raised in Washington state, and landed in Pemaquid more than 20 years ago. He and his wife Kathy became year-round residents of Maine in 2006 when he retired from his role as Chairman of Duke Energy. Prior to that the Andersons lived many places in the US and overseas, including four years in Australia. Paul holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from Stanford. In addition to Lincoln Academy, he serves as  a trustee for the Maine Maritime Museum.


John D Eraklis : Board Member
John D Eraklis
eraklis@lincolnacademy.org

John D. Eraklis is a career filmmaker and has been CEO of a Los Angeles based production company for the past 20 years, specializing in animated features and documentaries. A graduate of Suffield Academy (CT) and the University of Rhode Island, John grew up in Connecticut and spent summers in Maine. After the birth of their first child John and his wife Laura made the decision to relocate to Maine (they currently live in Bristol) to raise their children. Their daughter is a member of the Class of '24, and two younger children attend South Bristol School.


Steven Hufnagel : Board Member
Steven Hufnagel
hufnagel@lincolnacademy.org

Serving on the Lincoln Academy board is a chance for Steven to combine his personal and professional commitment to local education. Steven is Executive Director of Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust (formerly DRA and PWA), where he has worked for 18 years to connect community with nature through trails and educational programs, often partnering with Lincoln Academy. He and his wife, Liza Fleming-Ives, are residents of Damariscotta with one current and one future LA student: Audrey '24 and Nathaniel '26. They're avid hikers and big fans of water in all its forms: fresh and salt, liquid and frozen. 

Steven earned his BA from Williams College and MS from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.


Juliet Kelsey-Holmes : Board Member
Juliet Kelsey-Holmes
holmesj@lincolnacademy.org

Juliet is a proud member of Lincoln Academy's Alumni class of 1992 and Wheaton College's Alumni class of 1996. She started her recruiting career in Boston with Martin Grant Associates, Inc. in 1998 after initially turning the position down a year earlier to wait on tables in Boothbay Harbor for one last glorious Maine summer (she has no regrets). Since then, Juliet has successfully built the national Employee Benefits, Healthcare and Financial Services recruiting division for MGA.  Juliet and her husband Justin Holmes also started another business here in Maine called Maine Business Advisors, LLC, a business advisory and brokerage firm.  Juliet has been volunteering (with Dennis Prior '91's encouragement) to support the development office at Lincoln Academy for many years, most notably leading her amazing 1992 Class in dominating the Alumni Community Challenge each year! Juliet lives in Hallowell with her family (Justin, Helaena, Graeff & Elias) but her heart will always be with Walpole and the greater LA Community.


Bob Manning : Board Member
Bob Manning
manning@lincolnacademy.org

During the decade following graduation from the University of Maine, Bob was a teacher and later principal of a middle school near Bangor. In 1980, Bob & Rachel made a decision to make their life in the mid-coast and raise their sons in Bristol. This led to a career in shipbuilding with a 2002 transition to marine transportation in tug and barge operations. Before retirement in 2016, Bob managed global sea lifts, primarily in the energy sector.


Sara Mitchell : Board Member
Sara Mitchell
mitchells@lincolnacademy.org

Sara Mitchell was first introduced to life in Maine when she attended the Chewonki Semester Program as a junior in high school, returning in 2000 to make Maine her home. Since then, she has served on the boards of Chewonki, Central Lincoln County Ambulance, Sheepscot Valley Children’s House, and AOS93, serving as the AOS liaison to the LA Board in 2018-19. Sara, her husband John, and their two sons live in South Bristol where she is currently finishing her term as Chair of the South Bristol School Board. Their oldest son Michael is a member of Lincoln Academy's Class of '26 and youngest, Colin, in 7th grade at South Bristol.


Chris Olson : Board Member
Chris Olson
chrisolson@lincolnacademy.org

Chris Olson ‘83 is an investment manager in Chicago. He has a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, an MBA at the Wharton School and an MA in East Asian Studies. He has lived abroad in Sweden, Taiwan and Japan, and currently works as a principal and portfolio manager for High Pointe Capital Management. He serves as chairman of the board for the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, where he lives with his wife Charlene. They have two children who attended the Latin School of Chicago and are currently attending Princeton University.


 

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