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Ali, Hussna

History and French Teacher

hmali@seattleschools.org

ARIAS, ABEL

Spanish Teacher

abarias@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

Hello! I recently joined the World Language Department at Lincoln and I’m very excited to be here. I’ve been teaching Spanish at the high school and university levels for the past 9 years. In addition to teaching language and culture, I hope I can bring some college readiness into my classroom.

I earned my BA with a double-major in Spanish and Sociology from UW, my first MA in Hispanic Studies from UW, and my second MA in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures from UT Austin. So I’m a Husky at heart but also a Longhorn.

I’m a car enthusiast, I love traveling and experiencing new cultures and food, and I will defend pineapple on pizza any day.

Armstead Bowens, Twinnet

Assistant Secretary

twarmsteadbo@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

Hi my name is Twinnet and I am excited to be joining the Lincoln staff as an assistant secretary. I have one son, like playing sports and enjoy gospel music and other types of music. I also like the outdoors, taking walks, fishing, camping, and fast cars.

Baker, Lisa

Visual Arts Teacher

labaker@seattleschools.org

I have been teaching visual arts for over 20 years. I teach Drawing and Painting, AP Studio Art and Ceramics at Lincoln. My first three years I taught visual art at a high school in Colorado and I have also worked with middle school students in West Seattle. I have a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University, and my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Seattle University. I have worked as a Teacher Leader at the district level to help develop scope, sequence, and assessments for visual arts focused on State Standards and 21st Century Skills.

I believe a strong arts program; with access for all students, I help facilitate students to discover and enhance their creativity to become contributing members of our ever-changing world. I love teaching. I love working with students, teachers, and parents to foster an art program that encourages a love and respect for the arts that reflects the importance of culture and community. As a community member, parent and arts advocate in the Seattle Public School system I am thrilled to grow and foster a strong art program for Lincoln High School for years to come.

I encourage all of my students to participate and have fun in my hands-on learning environment to “FIND THE ARTIST WITHIN”!

Bess, Daniel

Science Teacher

dabess@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

I am a born and raised Texan finding some relief from ridiculous temperature and flat topography here in WA; I graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where I earned a B.S. and ultimately a M.Ed in Secondary Science instruction. I stayed in the Dallas area to teach, and made the move to the Seattle area 3 years ago - I have taught high school science for 12 years in subjects including: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Earth Space Science. I have taught in traditional settings and more progressive PBL settings, and I have found that I truly value an experience where “WHY we learn this” and "doing something" with our content is at the forefront. In my free time, I have a borderline obsession with ultimate Frisbee and board games. I also enjoy spending weekends with my dog, Brodie, out hiking, camping, running, dog parking… pretty much whatever you can do with a dog – he’ll be there doing it with me. My major goals are to inspire and enable all students to ask relevant questions worth answering, and empower them to find relevant answers because: 1) they are scientifically literate members of society AND/OR 2) they can devise a way to answer these questions through their own resources and problem solving.

Bianchi, Sarah

Occupational Therapist

smbianchi@seattleschools.org

As a school-based occupational therapist, I am part of the special education team. My role can include helping students build new skills and helping staff implement new accommodations and modifications for students to support sensory needs, school-based self-care and organizational skills, fine and visual motor skills, and pre-vocational skills. I have been an occupational therapist since 2016 and earned my master's and clinical doctorate degrees in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and also lived in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles before ending up in Seattle. When I'm not working, I love traveling, rooting for Bay Area sports teams (go Warriors!), spending as much time as I can outside in or near the water, and hogging other people's dogs while making pros and cons lists about whether or not it's finally time to get my own.

Boteilho, Caleb

Japanese Teacher

cmboteilho@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

"Hajimemashite~! I am Caleb Boteilho - I usually go by Kei-sensei - and am new to Lincoln & Hamilton and excited to work in the Japanese program! I went to college up in Bellingham at Western Washington University where I got a degree in applied linguistics, the science of language. I then went to Kyoto Tachibana University in Japan for my MA in linguistics where my thesis was a linguistic analysis of KY-words. I have also lived in Tokyo and Hokkaido where I did a lot of running and snowboarding. My teaching career began at Elon University in NC and then at St. Olaf College in MN. I also taught two years at South Kitsap High School out on the Peninsula.

My passions - outside of teaching - are academia (politics, history, economics, philosophy, physics etc.), lively civil discourse, writing, standup comedy, running, soccer, snow, LEGO Star Wars, and my puppy Rey. BEWARE: She's overly friendly! Lastly, I am currently working on finishing research on linguistic gender-bias of women in Japanese subtitles in Star Wars films and others.

I look forward to working with the community and faculty & staff to provide the best education possible to our students."

Brakke, Brent

Athletic Coordinator/Math Teacher

bwbrakke@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

My name is Brent Brakke and I am the new Athletic Director as well as a math and science teacher. I am passionate about impacting and inspiring young minds which I have done in the Federal Way over the past seven years. Most recently I have been a member of the curriculum writing team for mathematics at the district level and an early implementer piloting new curriculum. This has provided me an opportunity to help guide the direction, breadth, and viability of the curriculum for all students. I have primarily taught underserved populations which has given me important insight into a variety of learning styles, student experiences, and unique backgrounds. While teaching I have also coached at the college, high school, and middle school levels with experience coaching boys’ and girls’ teams in five different sports. I played college baseball at the University of Washington and the University of Portland, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, and received my Master’s in Teaching at St. Martin’s University. I care deeply about making a difference in the community and lives of young adults. Participating in education and athletics I feel provides me an important and sustainable opportunity to empower and prepare our future leaders at Lincoln High School. I am thrilled to be a part of the community and my door is always open!

Bubb, Nicholas

CTE & Health Teacher

nsbubb@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

I am very excited to be co-opting with the Lincoln High School community and staff. As a first-year educator for Health and Family Medical, I am eager to integrate my experience with my team and students. As a former I.C.U Nurse and Nurse Manager, I have over 10 years of industry experience as a health care provider. My medical journey started in the US Army, as a combat line/flight medic. I spent 26 months deployed, to Taji, Iraq in 2006, & Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2009. These experiences gave me an opportunity to work in a multi-national community of health care providers.

I also specialize in professional audio production and visual editing for film. I completed my didactic education at The Art Institute of Seattle for Audio Production Engineering. Professionally, my skillset has been utilized for audio for television and radio, music production, corporate presentation media, and short documentary films.

Building mentors and future industry leaders is an honor. I believe integrity is the benchmark for any educator. I stand committed to ensuring that the students of Lincoln are provided a strong role model to emulate. In my experience, the most effective way to teach young students is by facilitating small groups, designing hybrid hands-on training aids, and implementing an adaptive training model. Although effective, it will never replace meeting students where they are and providing them a pathway to success. I look forward to growing together and being part of the Lynx family.

Bumgarner, Rose

School Security Specialist

robumgarner@seattleschools.org

Campbell, Cory

History Teacher

cjcampbell1@seattleschools.org

Cory Campbell hated history class in high school. It was only as a young adult in college that he learned  that history is more than boring facts and dates, that it is an account of what happened, constructed by historians through analyzing and evaluating evidence, and it’s super interesting and important.  

 

Over the past 18 years, Cory has taught English as a foreign language in Madagascar, preschool in Ballard, and High School Social Studies at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, WA.  He endeavors to help students see how history shaped their identity and empower them to make the world a more just and joyful place. Cory enjoys playing and watching soccer (Go Sounders! Come on You Spurs!), reading, and listening to and playing music. In another life he would have been a composer.  

Campbell, Emma

Language Arts Teacher

elcampbell@seattleschools.org

My name is Emma Campbell (she/her). I am so excited to start another fantastic year here at Lincoln High School working in the Language Arts department. I joined Seattle Public Schools in 2019 after teaching Language Arts for 4 years in Phoenix, AZ. I earned my BA in English from the University of California at Davis, and have been actively working in educational settings ever since. I have been in education for 10+ years, and worked in many different educational capacities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Washington. I hope to bring a little experience from each different role to the classroom in order to help all students find success!

I love reading, and I love a good book club where the discussions are robust and the snacks are plentiful. My husband Kyle and I love to hike, camp, and backpack with our dog, Luigi. We also love exploring bookstores, trying new restaurants, and rooting on the Sounders with fellow fans. If weekends don’t find us adventuring out on the road, we can usually be found rewatching favorite TV shows on the couch with our cat, Mortimer.

Chandler, Miste

Registrar

michandler@seattleschools.org

Personal Message Hello Lincoln Lynx! My name is Miste Chandler and I am thrilled to be the Registrar for Lincoln High School. Prior to coming to Lincoln I spent 13 years with Whitman Middle School though my association with Seattle Public Schools began when my first son went off to Kindergarten in 1996. Since then all three of my sons successfully navigated the SPS school system and graduated from high school. During that time, I worked full-time in the advertising industry while taking college courses at night (UW graduate 1999 - Go Dawgs). I spent several glorious years as a full-time mom and full-time school volunteer before embarking on my 3rd career with Whitman. I am passionate about public education, equity for all students and making a positive impact in every student’s life in my own way. In my spare time I can be found on the golf links with my husband, hiking the mountains with my sons, taking a yoga class or reading a good book. Ask me what I am currently reading because I am always reading something!

Clark, Michaela

Math Teacher

miclark@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

I am Michaela Clark. I grew up in Marysville, Washington and went to college at Seattle Pacific University. I got my undergraduate degree in mathematics and my masters degree in Teacher Leadership. I recently completed the Hollyhock Fellowship Program through Stanford University. The fellowship focused on equity and culturally responsive teaching. I have been teaching at Renton High school for the last six years going on seven. During my time at Renton High I have taught many levels of math. I have taught from Collection of Evidence and Algebra 1 all the way through BC Calculus. I am excited to join the Lincoln team and learn the ins and outs of designing and opening a new school.

Outside of school I am a Disneyland lover. If non-Californian residents were allowed to have annual passes I would have one. I also enjoy reading books, fly fishing, playing backyard volleyball, and puzzles of all kinds.

Culpepper, Stephen

Math Teacher

stculpepper@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

Stephen Culpepper has been teaching high school math since 2016, previously at Redmond High School. He is thrilled at the unique opportunity to be a part of Lincoln High's reopening, and looks forward to the coming year. After graduating from Western Washington University with a B.S. in Mathematics and minor in Music, returned to WWU to get his Masters in Teaching and make education his career. Stephen enjoys being a student as well as a teacher, and can usually be found in a class of some sort during his time off in the summer, either studying more math, or learning about other STEM subjects. As well as teaching, Stephen has been a high school basketball coach over the past few years, and is excited to be a part of the Lincoln basketball program. Outside of education, Stephen enjoys going to the movies with his wife, playing music, basketball, and spending time with friends and family.

D’Amico, Anthony

Social Studies Teacher

asdamico@seattleschools.org

Biography

My name is Anthony D’Amico and I am a Social Studies and Language Arts teacher here at Lincoln High School. I have been a teacher for about seven years now in Indonesia, Singapore, China, and now Seattle. I received my B.A. from Central Washington University in History with a minor in International Studies and began my career shortly thereafter. I received a Masters degree from the Singapore University of Social Sciences in Social Development and Community Leadership and worked for an NGO in Indonesia before coming back to Seattle and earning a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

,Personal Message

I believe that history and the social sciences are as important as ever. We live in a multicultural democracy and I want to cultivate a sense of civic mindedness in my students where we learn from and advocate for each other especially those experiencing injustice or discrimination. I love being in and around schools because there is so much energy, excitement, and potential. I am extremely happy to be at Lincoln where we all have an opportunity to create a long-lasting culture that connects our community to other ones in the city, state, country, and world. As an advocate and community member I cannot wait to help our students connect with ideas both locally and internationally.

Daad, Sima

Instructional Assistant

sidaad@seattleschools.org

Demirel, Magic

Social Studies Teacher

mmdemirel@seattleschools.org

Personal Message

Magic Demirel has been teaching high school since her intern year in 2011. Prior to that, and throughout the summer and school breaks, she has taught elementary art at Neo Art School, which has been in her family since before she was born. During her tenure at Nathan Hale she taught a wide variety of subjects- from Health and Nutrition to PE, Yoga and Independent Living. Receiving her BA in History and her Master’s in Teaching at UW, her passion is in history and activism. She immersed herself in the community at Hale as Pride Club, Mock Trial, Jewish Student Union and DECA club advisor, along with the head Cheer Coach and Class of 2023 advisor. Being born in Wallingford, and growing up at her family’s art school here, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to help grow and flourish at Lincoln. Her main goal as a teacher is to help enable students to form an opinion, analyze sources and back up that opinion with evidence. This will help them to be engaged, passionate, educated citizens of their community!

As a first generation American, Ms. Demirel strives to learn as much as she can about other cultures and find ways to connect more with her Turkish roots. Her favorite things in the world are her nieces (Sydney and Grasey), her pets (Millard Fillmore and Atticus Bunker), long leisurely naps and all you can eat pasta. As a former competitive figure skater and cheerleader, she is always eager to take on new challenges and make a fool of herself in the name of school spirit!

Donato, Hope

Counselor (Student Last Names: A-Eh)

hrhallett@seattleschools.org

Personal Message I was born and raised in an awfully hot city in Arizona and enlisted in the Air Force at 21. While stationed in South Korea, I became a DOD certified interpersonal violence survivor advocate. I left the military and went to Portland State University (PSU) where I studied Community Development. My own experience as a young person coupled with my advocacy work has led me to pursue youth advocacy through school counseling. I love learning about the strengths that make each of us unique and leaning into those strengths to support youth’s continued growth and development. My goal is to create space for all students to be their true selves through listening, understanding, and validating their experiences. In collaboration we can facilitate the pursuit of their dreams and visions!