Dear students, We miss you tremendously. Just like an empty campus, our dorms are lonely without you here. Know that we are thinking about you and we care a lot. If you need anything or just want to talk to one of us, we are available to do that. Reach out anytime! Please try to enjoy the week off from classes. I encourage you to get some exercise, keep up a daily routine, check-in with friends, cook something new, and make time every day to do an activity you really enjoy. There are just 4 weeks of virtual classes [...]
Lincoln Academy announced this week that virtual learning will continue through the end of the school year. While we all wish we were back in our usual classrooms, students and teachers are able to continue their academic work through Canvas and there are creative discussions happening around how we can preserve traditions and end of year ceremonies while remaining in our homes. School administrators will be looking for students to take leading roles in some of these virtual events in the weeks ahead and we welcome your input and ideas! As ever, please don't hesitate to reach out for [...]
Heading into Week Three: We have now completed our second full week of virtual learning. Please be in touch with your teachers and let us know if you have any questions or need assistance accessing academic materials. Each international student has been assigned an adult support person to help address concerns that may arise from living in a different time zone, in an area with restricted access, or other such concerns. Please contact the following staff for Academic Support: Jacob Abbott, Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life Jose Cordero, Guidance Counselor Hilary Petersen, Associate Director of Admissions [...]
The past few weeks have been a tremendous transitional period for the LA residential community. The COVID-19 outbreak has necessitated transitioning away from face-to-face learning to a virtual platform as well as closing our dormitories. Most students have been able to return home to family while a few are staying with relatives or in approved temporary homestays in the US. Students and our residential life families closed out the dorms with marshmallow roasts, packing, photo shoots, and touching goodbyes. A few recent photos are shared above and you can keep up with more photos and updates through the Lincoln [...]
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