We’ve completed our first week of hybrid learning with a mix of online and in-person classes. While this schedule is certainly different from a typical fall trimester at LA, students are quickly adapting and getting comfortable in both their online and in-person classes. At the end of his first Wednesday of synchronous online classes, junior Alexandr Bedarev commented, “We were on the computer all day, but I think it went pretty good so far.” Res Life students have in-person classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and work online the other days of the week. Students have support from dorm staff [...]
The official start to fall is still a week away, but the air has a certain crispness and the leaves are just starting to change color here in Mid-coast Maine. While there is always excitement in the change of seasons, we continue to soak up all things summertime while we can - swimming, boat rides, fresh seafood, and hiking have all been enjoyed by residential students this past week. We also had a wonderful time at Camp Kieve-Wavus last weekend challenging ourselves on the ropes course and paddling on Damariscotta Lake. Next weekend is dedicated to service and we’re [...]
Labor Day Weekend, a special holiday weekend at the start of the school year, is a time for our residential community to come together and build strong connections with each other and the region of Mid-coast Maine. We share a traditional lobster feast on the shore, get out on the water, and have a team-building retreat at Camp Kieve-Wavus. It’s an opportunity for new students to join the fold and make friendships that may stay with them for their entire lives. Returning students reconnect with their peers and welcome new friends to our community. Lots of images from [...]
This is our 6th week of gradually welcoming Residential Life students back to campus since the dorms closed last spring. Students and dorm families kicked off the weekend with our new summer tradition of Firepit Fridays. This has become a weekly opportunity to gather outside, play games, share stories, and reflect on the many things we have to be grateful for in our community. We now have 13 students from 8 countries settling into their home away from home here on campus and, after health screenings and quarantines, we hope to have several more join us during the [...]
Jake Abbott has been a part of the LA community since 2006. Jake has worked in a variety of roles at the school. Currently, as the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the schools residential population and the various departments that support it. Jake also 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 very involved in the local community serving as a member of the Newcastle Fire Department, where is also on the Board of Trustees. Jake is also on the Board of Directors at Central Lincoln County YMCA.
B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Maine, Augusta
M.S. Education Leadership, University of Southern Maine
Sarah Kennedy '00 grew up in Pemaquid and went on to study Spanish and International Relations at the University of Maine and University of Costa Rica. She coordinated volunteer education programs and fundraising for a small non-profit organization in Nicaragua and then went on to join Sustainable Harvest International as the Director of Development and later transitioned to working as a program director specializing in outreach and service learning programs in Central America. In 2012, Sarah took a position with AmeriCorps and Santa Clara University's Center of Sustainability to develop school garden and community nutrition programs in San Jose City Schools.
In 2013, Sarah’s family had the opportunity to return to Maine and was excited to become a part of Lincoln Academy’s new Residential Program. Sarah developed LA’s homestay program and loves welcoming students from around the globe to our community here in the Midcoast. Sarah works part-time as support staff in the Resident Life Office and is also a member of LA’s Website Team and Grant Team.
B.A. International Relations - University of Maine, Orono
B.A. Spanish - University of Maine, Orono