The science department at Lincoln Academy offers a wide selection of courses in both physical and life sciences. There are introductory, honors, and AP level courses in a variety of subjects. The science faculty are creative and dedicated teachers. They have a diversity of teaching experience and background in scientific research and careers. The courses include frequent hands-on experience in our fully equipped lab classrooms. Science field trips, both local and international, are part of our science courses. The science program also offers students the opportunity to apply their learning through clubs and activities like the Climate Action Club, Marine Explorers, and Science Olympiad. We also regularly connect students with field research experiences which abound in the area.

Contact Information

Joe Walter : Science Faculty
Joe Walter

Joe Walter has a B.S. in Biochemistry from University of Southern Maine and is completing thesis work on the use of representations in chemistry for his M.S. in Teaching at UMaine Orono. Previously Joe has worked at both universities as a residential assistant, teaching assistant, and research assistant. Joe lives in Brunswick with his wife and 5 month old puppy.  He has a strong interest in video games as a hobby and enjoys being a resource for faculty and students who want to learn more about gaming.

Academic Affiliations: 

B.S. Biochemistry, University of Southern Maine

M.S. Teaching, University of Maine, Orono
Betsy Grannis : Science Department Head—Science Club—Professional Development Committee
Betsy Grannis

Academic Affiliations:

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

(207) 563-3596 ext. 162
Matthew Buchwalder : Science Faculty
Matthew Buchwalder

Academic Affiliations:

BS Biology Cornell University
MAT Science Stony Brook University

(207) 563-3596 ext. 164
Steven Cheff : Science Faculty
Steven Cheff

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
Charles Scimone : Science Faculty—Governance Committee—Girls' Varsity Tennis Coach—
Charles Scimone
Charlie Scimone has been science teaching at Lincoln Academy since 2003. He also serves as the Girls' Varsity Tennis Coach, and on the governance committee. He lives in Bremen with his wife, Carol.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Veterinary Medicine, University of New Hampshire
Masters in Business Administration, Babson College
Required Educational Coursework, Salem State College

(207) 563-3596 ext. 154