The Student Services Department consists of special education and Section 504 services. Lincoln Academy offers a wide range of opportunities for students with disabilities.

Students identified through Section 504 may receive accommodations for their disability that enable them to access their education in regular classes.

Students identified through special education may receive individualized specialized instruction and related services to meet the unique needs of the child. For many students with disabilities, the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities. Lincoln Academy’s Special Education department offers various programming options, including supported academic classes, a life skills program, and IDEAL, a special education program for the non-traditional learner.

Click to read more about Referring Students for Special Services. This document covers referrals to either special education or 504.

For further information, please contact the Student Services Office:

Laurie Zimmerli, Ed.D., Director of Special Education
207-563-3596, ext.150
zimmerli@lincolnacademy.org

Bronwen Cumberland, Special Education Administrative Assistant,
207-563-3596, ext. 120
cumberland@lincolnacademy.org

Alternative and Special Education information below.

Click here for a printable version of the Alternative and Special Education brochure.

Contact Information

Laurie Zimmerli : Director of Special Education
Laurie Zimmerli

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



zimmerli@lincolnacademy.org
Bronwen Cumberland : Special Education Administrative Assistant
Bronwen Cumberland

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Geology, Lafayette College


(207) 563-3596 ext. 120
cumberland@lincolnacademy.org
Andrea Keushguerian : Special Education Faculty—Advisor, Model United Nations
Andrea Keushguerian
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



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

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Studio Art, University of Maine, Orono



civittolo@lincolnacademy.org
Darin Flanagan : Special Education Faculty, Dorm Parent
Darin Flanagan
Mr. Darin Flanagan grew up in Maine and started teaching after graduating from UMF.  He spent a few years in the Florida Keys as an Assistant Golf Pro then lived on Cape Cod for a decade while working in the golf business and later as a financial advisor before returning to teaching in Massachusetts.  He relocated back to Maine in 2013 to teach at Lincoln Academy and lives with his son Aiden, fiance Taryn, and her daughter Ashley, a student at USM.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Secondary Education-Mathematics, University of Maine, Farmington



flanagan@lincolnacademy.org
Morgan Brewer : Special Education Ed Tech
Morgan Brewer

Academic Affiliations:

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



brewer@lincolnacademy.org
Hayley Chambers : Special Education Ed Tech
Hayley Chambers

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Health and Human Services, University of Maine, Augusta



chambersh@lincolnacademy.org