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

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
Matthew Leland : Science Faculty—Debate Team Advisor
Matthew Leland
Growing up in the Bangor area fostered a love of three things in Mr. Leland, science, debate, and education.  Mr. Leland graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with distinction and a degree in mechanical engineering (concentrating in aerospace) and a minor in writing.  Based on his education, he is technically a rocket scientist.  Mr. Leland went on to earn a Masters of Science in Teaching from the University of Maine, where he received awards for excelling at teaching college chemistry labs.  Mr. Leland joined the Lincoln Academy family in 2011, moving to the Midcoast where the weather is always slightly better.  Since then, he has formed and coached the debate team to a state championship, and has brought 6 students to national championship tournaments.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Mechanical Engineering - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
MAT - University of Maine

(207) 563-3596 ext. 160
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