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Lu-Shien Tan : Director of Admissions
Lu-Shien Tan (207) 563-3596 ext. 2217

Lu-Shien is a self-professed foodie and adores exploring cultures by sampling street food, and engaging local traditions.

He grew up in Singapore where he had an education combining rote memory learning from Singapore schools and 3 years of self-directed study at Hong Kong International School. This unique educational experience likely enabled him to enroll at Baylor University when he was 16 years old and graduate 4 years later with a Statistics and Marketing degree. 

Shortly after graduation, Lu-Shien returned to Singapore to complete national service duties then began working at his father's management consulting company as a corporate trainer and business development manager.  

A few years later, Lu-Shien fired himself from that job to find his own way as a yacht delivery and charter captain, fishing guide and sailing/powerboat instructor. 

In 2000, Lu-Shien married Monica and moved to live in Central Texas, working various roles with CompUSA, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and was even a realtor and boutique caterer for a while.

This broad spectrum of cross cultural and customer service experience came together when he moved his family to Penang, Malaysia to serve an American International School as their Admissions Counselor, departing 4 years later as a Director of Admissions. 

In the Summer of 2018, he moved his family from San Francisco to Newcastle to serve Lincoln Academy. His wife Monica is a dorm mother at Hall House. In the Summer of 2018, he moved his family from San Francisco to Newcastle to serve Lincoln Academy. His wife Monica is a dorm mother at Hall House. His son Ian graduated from Lincoln Academy in 2019 and currently attends University of Arizona, pursuing a double degree in Neuroscience and Bassoon studies. His daughter Aria is a senior at Lincoln Academy and is an Ambassador, a passionate thespian, and planning to do Marine Studies at Nova Southeastern. Lu-Shien hopes that his passion to share authentic stories about our school will soon draw a wide breadth of future Lincoln Academy students to our community.

Hilary Petersen : Associate Director of Admissions
Hilary Petersen (207) 563-3596 ext. 1107

Mrs. Petersen has worked at Lincoln Academy since 2015 and sincerely enjoys the one-on-one interactions she has with students from all over the world. Before LA, she taught high school boys at The Deck House School in Edgecomb, Maine.  Mrs. Petersen is active in the local community and volunteers with the AOS93 Adult Education Board and the  North Nobleboro Community Association. She loves reading and gardening in her spare time, but most of all, spending time with her husband and two children in midcoast Maine.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Biology, Providence College
B.A. Chemistry, Providence College

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A Letter from Lu-Shien Tan, Director of Admissions

Lu-Shien Tan

Lincoln Academy has been educating students since 1801. During our long history, we have been counted among the top high schools in Maine. During your visit on this website, you will soon discover the wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities on offer, the lovely campus set in gorgeous midcoast Maine within walking distance of our award winning town of Damariscotta, the diverse population of students from around the world, and the list of prestigious universities our graduates attend. Approximately 10% of our student population of 550 are made up of international students from over 15 countries.

Lu-Shien Tan has served as Lincoln Academy’s Director of Admissions since 2018. Prior to Lincoln Academy, he served at Cambridge Prep–a start up international school in San Francisco, California; and Dalat International School in Penang, Malaysia.

Lu-Shien is a professional sales and marketing person by training and has worked a wide range of industries that have prepared him for his current role.

He lives on campus at Lincoln Academy and shares dorm parenting duties caring for our boarding community. Lu-Shien travels to over 20 countries annually to attract the diverse international student community we cherish.

Sincerely, Lu-Shien Tan, Director of Admissions

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