Information for LA Families

School Year 2022-23

Welcome to Lincoln Academy. We hope some parent questions are answered on this page. Please refer to our Staff Directory to contact specific teachers or other staff.

The Lincoln Academy Parent Association meets monthly. You can find out more information and their meeting dates at this link.

Find more information below and at the links on the right side of this page.

Athletics:

  • Coaches’ information and practice schedules can be found on the LA Athletics page of the LA website.
  • The Athletics Calendar can be found at this link.
  • All students will need to have a sports physical within 2 years of the beginning of the season. Please have your doctor fill out the sports physical form, which can be printed and downloaded at this link.
  • Families will also have to complete the Sports Participation permission form as part of the PowerSchool registration process.

Technology:

  • Please see detailed information on the Technology for Parents page.
  • All students at Lincoln Academy are required to bring their own device to school.
  • The school recommends Chromebooks for most students’ technology needs, because of the relatively high value of function and portability to price point. Most academic work at LA is done via online platforms like Google Drive and Canvas, and Chromebooks have all the necessary functionality to work with these platforms without the added expense, weight, and risk of loss of a large hard drive. There are several options for purchasing Chromebooks, which you can explore on this Chromebook Comparison Chart
  • Other acceptable devices for Lincoln Academy academic work are:
    • PC laptops with at least Windows 10 and current wireless cards
    • Mac OS laptops with at least OS X and current wireless hardware
  • Please note that tablets are no longer recommended as school devices. We have found that tablets lack the functionality needed for some academic platforms at LA.
  • Students have access to computers in the library, and there are Chromebooks available to borrow through the library. These are meant to be a backup in case of unforeseen events, and not replace students’ own devices. If you have questions or concerns, or if providing a device is a significant hardship for your family, please contact the Main Office (207-563-3596 ext 102) over the summer. We will make every effort to support families’ purchase of student Chromebooks.

Links for Parents:

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Contacts:

Deanna Pierpan : Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Deanna Pierpan 12075633596
pierpan@lincolnacademy.org

Deanna Pierpan grew up in Massachusetts and spent a lot of time visiting her husband's parents and her grandparents and cousins all over Maine.  It was a natural progression and long time goal of moving to Midcoast Maine with her husband and children that was realized in 2018.  Deanna spent much of her professional career managing software development projects for various consulting firms and asset management companies in New England and Europe, but more recently has been an office manager in real estate and healthcare. Combining these experiences with a desire to  engage with her community, led her to being a part of the Lincoln Academy community as Mr. Burrough's assistant.  Her son, Harrison is in the class of 2023 and her sons, Hamilton and Anderson are in the class of 2026.

Her favorite past-time is spending time with and traveling with her family - she believes community and civic engagement, as well as a broad knowledge of the world is really important.  When she isn't on the go, Deanna likes to "dabble" in pretty much anything from needlepoint and DIY home renovations to outdoor activities like hiking and downhill skiing, and she enjoys being a maker of an organic skincare and wellness product line.  She received two degrees from Stonehill College, a BS in Business Administration and then later a BA in English Literature.

Heather D’Ippolito : Director of Community Engagement and Development
Heather D’Ippolito (207) 563-3596 x2218
dippolito@lincolnacademy.org

After graduating from college in Vermont, Heather spent a decade teaching English in NYC public schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn. She always knew she wanted to return to Maine and luckily, her husband "from away" also appreciates how fortunate they are to call this place home. She joined the LA team in the winter of 2020 after working at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science as a Humanities teacher and Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator. Heather lives in Bremen with her husband, daughter, and very foolish, very lovable pup.

Academic Affiliations: 

Saint Michael's College, BA in English

Lehman College (CUNY), MS in Secondary English Education


Jenny Mayher : Director of Communications
Jenny Mayher (207) 563-3596 ext. 2112
mayher@lincolnacademy.org

Jenny Mayher grew up on the campus of an independent school in Tarrytown, New York, where her parents were teachers, so taking a job at Lincoln Academy in 2014 seemed a natural fit. In her role of Communications Director Jenny is responsible for Lincoln Academy's social media, website, weekly newsletter, press, photography, and publications, including the school's annual alumni magazine, Aerie. She co-advises the Lincoln Academy Eagle's Talon student newspaper and co-teaches the Yearbook and Communications class. She is the parent of two recent LA graduates, Essie Martin '17 (Bates College '22) and Jojo Martin '20 (Tufts University '25).

Academic Affiliations:

A.B. Social Anthropology, Harvard College
M.A. Education, Teachers College, Columbia University


Carole Brinkler : Student Life Executive Assistant
Carole Brinkler (207) 563-3596 ext. 2103
brinkler@lincolnacademy.org
Buckeye born and bred, Mrs. Brinkler has been coming to Maine since she was a baby.  She began her career in Maine immediately after her college graduation, and has been involved in education for well over twenty five years beginning on the collegiate administrative level in Portland. Carole moved to the midcoast region to raise her beautiful family (Alexis '09 and Liam '16)  with her husband Michael (class of '84).  She served on the Great Salt Bay Community school board for just under twenty years and is very involved with various boards within her community. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family (adores grandchildren, Devin and Owen) and friends, traveling, outdoor activities, reading and music.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Personnel Management, Urbana University


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

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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