Residential Life Student Handbook

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Welcome to Lincoln Academy

The Resident Student Handbook is intended to help you have a great experience as a member of the Lincoln Academy Residential Community.

The people who work here at Lincoln Academy are very kind and thoughtful. We all want you to have a terrific experience here. If you have any questions, please just ask us and we will help you.

There is an important question for you to consider while you are here. That question is, “What does it mean to be a member of the Lincoln Residential Community?”

There are as many answers to this question as there are people who live at Lincoln Academy.  At the same time, we all have things in common.

For instance, we are involved in the community.  For over 200 years Lincoln Academy has prepared students to be citizens. Being a citizen requires you to be involved in the life of the community you are part of.  As a resident student at Lincoln you are an important member of an active, involved community.

We communicate a lot. There is always a lot going on in our community, so we need to be in touch with each other to make sure things go well.

We talk about respect and other important ideas.  Being respectful to each other and to ourselves makes life in our community better. Aspiration is another important idea we will be talking about this year.

Last but certainly not least, we have fun.  The people who live here like living here. We enjoy our time together and look forward to enjoying our time with you.

If you have any questions, please just ask.

Download: Resident Student Handbook

Recent Updates:

Contact Residential 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

Sarah Kennedy : Outreach and Administrative Assistant
Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy '00 grew up in Pemaquid and studied 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 directing the organization's outreach and service learning programs in Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua, and Panama.  In 2012, Sarah took a position with 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 in the Residential Life Office and is also a member of LA’s Website Team. 

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. International Relations - University of Maine, Orono
B.A. Spanish - University of Maine, Orono

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