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

Bronwen Cumberland, Special Education Administrative Assistant,
207-563-3596, ext. 120

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
Abigail Boudin : Special Education Ed Tech
Abigail Boudin

Abigail Boudin lives in Edgecomb with her husband and son, and knows many of LA faculty/staff and students through her years as an employee at Miles Memorial Hospital League Thrift Shop.  As a member of the LA staff, she can now confirm the notorious rumors about town that the best local pickles can be found in the LA Dining Hall.  Her grandfather graduated from LA in 1937.
Bronwen Cumberland : Special Education Administrative Assistant
Bronwen Cumberland

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Geology, Lafayette College

(207) 563-3596 ext. 120
Amy Winkle : Special Education Ed Tech
Amy Winkle

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

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
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

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Studio Art, University of Maine, Orono
MS Ed University of Southern Maine, Educational Leadership
Darin Flanagan : Special Education Faculty
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
Morgan Brewer : Special Education Faculty
Morgan Brewer

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