About the 2020-21 Technology Fund

During the last semester of the 2019-20 school year, our faculty and staff saw firsthand how remote learning and access to appropriate, effective content and technology can impact students and their families. However, the pandemic has also deepened the socio-economic divide in our catchment area and many students struggled to connect, participate and be productive learners while balancing the pressures and realities of their home lives. While the specifics of our fall program are dependent on the health and safety of our community, we are prepared to address these technology inequities. With your help we can strengthen Lincoln Academy for our students and community partners. 

We have identified the equipment and software needed to provide equal access to technology for students, as well as improved tools for teachers. A team of administrators and faculty is developing a plan for the distribution of these devices and the support needed to keep them functioning efficiently for students. Additionally, this summer our Technology Integration Specialist, Stephanie Cheney, is teaching a 4-week course for faculty on the effective elements of remote education. Professional development for our faculty and staff will continue to strengthen their expertise in approaching  students’ various learning styles. 

Your gift designated to the 2020-21 Technology Fund will support our commitment to provide a personalized educational program designed to help us innovate beyond our current challenges.

About the 2020-21 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

A national dialogue about racial justice was set in motion just as the 2019-20 school year came to an end and we entered summer vacation without the chance to come together to reflect and move forward. As a school community we recognize that local and national change is necessary so that all people can fully realize their potential. We have developed an intentional process to involve all members of our school to build equity and inclusion at Lincoln Academy. 

The administration at Lincoln Academy has identified several funding needs to build our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program. First, we will be asking all faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Assessment of Inclusivity and Multiculturalism developed by the National Association of Independent Schools. We will also invite and encourage parents and alumni to participate in the assessment, so please look for more information on this in the fall. Second, we are asking for funding to provide professional development and training to support the Lincoln Academy Curriculum Committee under the leadership of Kelley Duffy, our Director of Curriculum and Instruction. This group will utilize guidance from trainings and nationally recognized resources to ensure that our course offerings address how racism, discrimination, and civic engagement have played an essential role in our nation’s history and present-day struggle. 

At Lincoln Academy, we value diversity of culture, race, identity, ethnicity, and socioeconomic opportunity and we are committed to providing and nurturing a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment for all students. We have work to do to fully realize the ideals espoused in our mission.

Your gift designated to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund will empower new voices, incorporate new ideas, and include all viewpoints at Lincoln Academy to better support, serve and educate our students.

Click below to contribute to the 2020-21 Annual Fund or designate your gift to the Technology Fund or the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund.

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By Mail

Mail your contribution to: Lincoln Academy Development Office, 89 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME 04553

Please include:

  1. your name as you would like it to be reported in the list of gifts
  2. your mailing address address
  3. your contact number
  4. if alumnus/a, your class year
  5. a note if you would like your gift to be unrestricted or designated for a specific program

Questions or Comments?

E-mail the Development office or call 207-563-3596 ext. 218 for information and inquiries.