Residential Life

Home/Campus and Community/Residential Life
Residential Life2023-11-27T09:14:51-05:00

Recent Updates from the Resident Life Program

Living on Campus

Residential students live in Kiah Bailey Hall affectionately called by the nickname “KB” by many of its occupants. 

KB Hall Introduction from Lincoln Academy on Vimeo.

Click here for more photos of life in the dorm.

Contact the Office of Resident Life:

Jacob Abbott : Dean of Students—Dorm Parent
Jacob Abbott (207) 563-3596 ext. 2222

Jake Abbott has been a part of the LA community since 2006. Jake has worked in a variety of roles at the school. Jake supports the operations of the school, shares in the management of student discipline, and supports many student programs, extra-curricular activities and initiatives to get students involved in learning and exploring new opportunities. Jake is also responsible for the school's residential population, working closely with the Director of Residential Life and the various departments that support it. Jake is also very involved in the local community serving as a member of the Newcastle Fire Department, where is also on the Board of Trustees.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Maine, Augusta
M.S. Education Leadership, University of Southern Maine

Wechat: eekabbott
Cell/Whatsapp: +1 207-831-6879

Monica Tan : Residential Life Director, TOFEL Site Coordinator - Dorm Parent
Monica Tan 207-563-3596 ext. 2224

Mrs. Tan has worked at Lincoln Academy since 2019 when she and her family moved in as a dorm family. Mrs. Tan moved into the role of Director of Resident Life in 2022. She loves working with teenagers and learning about their culture and countries. Before LA, she was a dorm director and college counselor in San Francisco, a biology teacher in Malaysia and at different times an elementary and middle school Math and Science teacher in Texas. In her spare time she loves traveling, reading, crafting and pottery, growing things, and watching Korean dramas.

Academic Affiliations:

BA International Relations, Baylor University

BA Religions, Baylor University

Texas Teacher Certification Program

MS Education, Technology, Lamar University

Jose Cordero : School Counselor
Jose Cordero 207 563-3596 ext. 2129
Mr. Cordero grew up among the lobstermen and women of Owls Head Maine.   He spent his youth playing music, participating in theater and dreaming of one day working for NASA.  Eventually finding passion within education he turned his focus toward college by attaining his Masters Degree in Higher Education Student Development and then spending 15 years working in college admission, academic advising, new student orientation and multicultural student affairs.  He's recently returned to his roots here in Maine after working for the University of California-Berkeley.  Mr. Cordero serves Lincoln Academy students as a School Counselor and mentor.  In his time off he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young and adorable sons, sailing, working on old cars, and taking long road trips.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Music - University of Maine
M.Ed. Higher Education - University of Maine

Trish Jonason : Residential Life Staff
Trish Jonason

Trish is joining the Residential Life staff fresh off of a 2-year hiatus in Germany. Living abroad allowed Trish to be closer to her family and for her kids to become bilingual. Prior to Germany, Trish and her family lived in Massachusetts, where she worked as a music therapist at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, providing therapeutic intervention to hospitalized children. Music continues to play an important role in Trish’s life and she looks forward to exploring music-making opportunities here in Midcoast Maine. Trish is also the mother to an incoming freshman at LA, and is looking forward to settling down and unpacking after years on the move.

Academic Affiliation:

Anna Maria College, BA

Mark Your Calendar!

Gayla Braley, of Thomaston, won the December #LCNme365 photo contest with her picture of Christmas lights at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park. Braley will receive a $50 gift certificate to Louis Doe Home Center, of Newcastle, the sponsor of the December photo contest.