Lincoln Academy Math Department:

Our mission is to know each student as an individual, to meet them where they are, and to lead them as far in the study of mathematics as we are able.

Students at Lincoln Academy typically start in Algebra 1 their freshman year, then progress to Geometry as a sophomore, then Algebra 2 as a junior.  As a senior, they have options to take AP Statistics; Statistics & Math Modeling; Functions, Trigonometry and Statistics; Personal Finance; and Accounting.

For those students with advanced math skills, there are honors level classes designed to challenge and stimulate their problem-solving skills. Three credits in mathematics are required for graduation. Since math plays an integral role in modern life, the Math Department encourages every student to study mathematics each year.  Below are examples of some of the courses available.  More details and complete listings are available in the LA Course Guide or by contacting the Guidance Office.

Standard Courses Advanced Math
Algebra 1 Honors Algebra 1
Geometry Honors Geometry
Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 with Trigonometry
Functions, Trigonometry and Statistics Honors Pre-Calculus
Statistics & Math Modeling AP Calculus AB
Person Finance AP Calculus BC
Accounting AP Statistics

Faculty & Staff

Susan Levesque

Department Chair, Chess Club Advisor

Amanda Armstong

Math Faculty, Field Hockey Coach, National Honor Society Advisor

Kristen Curtis

Math Faculty, Dorm Parent

Mary-Martha Collins

Math Faculty

Elizabeth Mooney

Math/Science Faculty, Math Team Coach, Governance Committee Co-chair

Shelley Richardson

Math Faculty, Class of 2021 Team Leader, Soccer Coach

Math Department in the News:

Math Department Photos:

The Lincoln Academy 2019 Maine State Champion Math Team.

Department Contacts:

Susan Levesque : Mathematics Department Head—Robotics Teacher and Robotics Team Coach
Susan Levesque

Academic Affiliations:

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

Amanda Armstrong : Mathematics Faculty—Field Hockey Coach—National Honor Society Advisor
Amanda Armstrong

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Mathematics, University of Maine

Mary-Martha Collins : Mathematics Teacher
Mary-Martha Collins

Mary Martha Collins retired after teaching high school math in Hermon, Maine for many years. In 2002 Mrs. Collins and her husband returned to the Damariscotta area to care for her mother and in 2003 she began teaching mathematics at her alma mater, Lincoln Academy. After she retired again in 2011, they became snowbirds and she taught varied levels of high school math for students that stayed at a 10-week horse jumping competition in Florida. Then, after selling their winter home in Florida, they returned to Maine and she resumed teaching part-time at Lincoln in 2018.

Academic Affiliations:

BA in Mathematics Education, University of Maine in Orono




Kristen Pratt : Mathematics Faculty, Dorm Parent
Kristen Pratt

Prior to working at LA, Ms. Praff worked at Mt. View high school teaching math, Unity College teaching math, and RSU #3 as the district-wide gifted and talented teacher.

Academic Affiliations

BA Mathematics - UMO
MS Abilities and Disabilities Studies - USM
in progress - PhD Curriculum and Instruction - Liberty University


Elizabeth Mooney : Mathematics/Science Teacher—Mathematics Team Coach
Elizabeth Mooney

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Civil Engineering, Tufts University

Shelly Richardson : Mathematics Faculty
Shelly Richardson

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Secondary Education-Mathematics, University of Maine, Presque Isle
M.S. School Counseling, Husson University

National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)

Back to School 2021

August 2: Registration portal opens
August 16: Preseason Sports begin
August 31: 9th grade parent orientation 6pm
September 1: 9th and 10th grade orientation
September 2: All grades begin school
September 6: Labor Day Holiday, no school
September 8: Open House for parents

To see the complete schedule and the 2021 parent letter, click here.

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Newcastle, Maine 04553

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FAX: (207) 563-1067

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