Social Studies Teacherasdamico@seattleschools.org
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. 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.
My name is Sime (in Persian: visage, face, look) Daad (in Persian: justice, also quite ironically: outcry!). I joined Lincoln HS since its re-opening in 2019 where I have truly enjoyed working in a dynamic environment with such a friendly and collaborative team, and such a great body of students. Born in Iran, I earned my BA major in English language and literature, a minor in French, and a master’s degree (ELA) from Tehran University in 1981. I was married in the 1970s. My husband and I have brought up three wonderful children (a son and two daughters), two of whom are married, giving us four lovely grandchildren. While our married son and daughter do not live in the US, our youngest daughter lives in Bellevue. I have been an educator for three-plus decades, a published author and translator, and a certified interpreter. I am fluent in Persian and English, know some French, basic Arabic, and beginner Spanish. Early in the 1980s, I got a permanent position with the Department of Education (Iran) as a high-school teacher while also teaching English academic writing, EFL, and literature courses at higher education institutes as an invitee instructor. In the 1990s, I transferred to Tehran international High School where I served as an IB (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) teacher of English language arts for ten years, and simultaneously as an IB coordinator for five years and been an examiner (English) as well as a principal examiner (Persian Lit) with them to date. In 2003 I was admitted to UW to pursue my doctoral degree in comparative literature, a goal that I had postponed for over two decades for family reasons. At UW, I taught Persian and English language courses, Persian literature and film as a TA, and then introductory courses to comparative literature (2003-2013) as a lecturer. Before joining Seattle Public Schools in 2017, I taught courses of English language including academic writing and immersion English at Highline CC, Shoreline CC, Edmonds CC, CityU, and the International Program at UW. In the meantime, I worked as a certified medical and social interpreter /translator for a few years. Aside from working in education, I have published several essays, reviews, and textual analyses on world literature and language teaching in Persian and English. Among my published books, there is a translation of Jerome McGann’s Modern Textual Criticism released in 2007, and an encyclopedic bilingual dictionary of literary concepts and movements from a comparative perspective (A Glossary of Literary Concepts). The book has been well-received by academic audiences in Iran and has gone through three revised editions and ten reprints, including the recently enlarged edition released in Nov. 2021. In English, aside from multiple conference papers, I have published a book chapter (“Accented Texts”) drawn upon my doctoral dissertation. Working at high school brought me back to my original home as an educator. The positive vibe from the Lincoln community inspires me with the passion not only to drive several miles a day to work but also (hopefully) to go LYNX for many more years!!
Social Studies Teachermmdemirel@seattleschools.org
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!
Counselor (Student Last Names: A-Eh)email@example.com
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!
Hi my name is Greg Dorow and I am excited to support Lincoln High School as the athletic trainer through Seattle Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine & Orthopedics. I look forward to helping prevent, evaluate, manage, and triage sports related injuries. I am excited to work closely with our teen health center and school nurse to coordinate care and make health care accessible to all our student athletes.
I am a member of the National Athletic Training Association and have a background in exercise physiology and prescription. Prior to my time at SCH, I have worked with a variety of sports teams at the youth, high school, and semi-pro levels. I am a proud graduate of Luther College in Decorah, IA and a former college Cross Country and Track & Field runner. I enjoy spending time outdoors being active with hiking, traveling, and triathlon training. I look forward to getting to know and support the Lincoln community.
I am proud to be joining the Lincoln High School team. I have worked in education the last 15 years serving as teacher, activities coordinator, and administrator at both the middle and high school levels. Most recently I served four years as the Assistant Principal at Renton High School prior to starting in my new role as Assistant Principal of Lincoln on July 1, 2018.
My educational background includes both my undergraduate and graduate studies at Western Washington University with a primary teaching endorsement in the Social Studies. In addition to my teaching I have worked with the state Principal Association (AWSP) in developing and delivering leadership curriculum for our state-wide leadership camps and moved into the building leadership capacity with a strong belief in equity and providing as many opportunities for every student to achieve.
I am a family man, love the outdoors, and a die-hard Seahawks fan! I am looking forward to my work with Lincoln High community!
Hello, Lynx! My name is Alex Eisenbrey, and I am so excited to be teaching science at Lincoln. This is my fourth year teaching in the Seattle Public Schools. Before moving to Lincoln, I taught 7th and 8th grade science at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School for three years, and I'm thrilled to be teaching Physics, Chemistry, NW Geology, and Astronomy this year. I earned my B.A. in Physics from Whitman College, where I worked in the Walla Walla Public Schools AVID program. After graduation, I National Park hopped my way to California, where I earned a Masters in Education from Stanford University before moving back to the Northwest. During the day, I can often be found outside discovering new connections to our local geologic history or deep in a physics-related tangent. Outside of school, I love reading, hiking, cooking, and cheering on the Seahawks.
Hello Lincoln Lynx!! I am excited to be joining the Lincoln High School Team! I have worked in education for the last four years as a special education teacher. During my teaching I have enjoyed working with students and being active in various service capacities on campus. While teaching, I earned my Masters Degree in Special Education. I am lucky to have found a true passion for education, meeting students where they are at, and helping them work toward their educational goals and potential. I am looking forward to continuing that journey with the students and staff at Lincoln! Prior to becoming an educator, I served 9 years in the United States Air Force, and was stationed in California, Cypress, South Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan as an aircraft mechanic on the U-2, F-16, and A-10. During my time in the Air Force, I met and married my best friend and we have been lucky enough to have recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We have two wonderful children and one loyal dog. On the weekends, you can find us running, enjoying the great outdoors, and having brunch!
My name is Jen Fox and I am thrilled to join the Lincoln HS Design Team. I want to help shape a school that empowers students to become thoughtful, creative and individual contributors to both our local and global communities. To accomplish this, Lincoln will require a robust science program to support all learners to achieve their goals. I have been a science educator with Seattle Public Schools for 18 years. During this time, I have worked as a middle and high school science teacher as well as a high school science instructional coach. Currently, I teach high school biology to 8th grade students at Hamilton International Middle School. I serve on both the SPS High School and Middle School Science Alignment Teams, Hamilton Science Department Chair and member of the SPS High School Biology Collaborations. I believe students learn science best when given a chance to work collaboratively through scientific investigations, analyze data and discuss their ideas to explain scientific concepts.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, graduated with B.S from University of Washington, M.Ed from Western Washington University and have been a Nationally Board Certified Teacher since 2007. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, including two school-aged children in Seattle Public Schools.
Language Arts Teacherjefox@seattleschools.org
Jonathan Fox has been teaching English language arts at Lincoln since 2019. Before that, he taught at Jane Addams Middle School and student-taught at Rainier Beach High School and Cleveland High School.
A creative writing and literature major in college, and a freelance writer and editor after graduating, Mr. Fox comes to the classroom with a dual appreciation of the joy and utility of artful, lucid writing and close, thoughtful reading.
Language Arts Teacherkmgoehring@seattleschools.org
Hello! I am beyond excited to be joining the Lincoln High team. I have been teaching middle school for 6 years and coaching middle school volleyball for nearly 10 years. I am ready for the new adventure that will be high school. I grew up and completed all of my schooling in California. I received my BA in English from California State University of Chico and completed my teaching credential at California State University of Sacramento. I moved to Seattle back in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the people, easy access to nature, the absence of triple digit heat, and Elliot Bay Book Store. I run on caffeine and books, and my happiest place is sitting outside a coffee shop with an iced coffee in one hand and Zadie Smith in the other. I am also a diehard Dodgers fan despite the fact that they break my heart almost every year. On weekends you can find me paddle boarding on Lake Union, walking my dog in Discovery Park, screaming at a Sounders game, or playing volleyball at Greenlake. I look forward to meeting you all in September and can’t wait to attend school rallies and sporting events – ready to really show off that Lynx school spirit!
Special Education Assistantktgray@seattleschools.org
Vicky Greenbaum looks forward to working with Lincoln orchestras. She enjoys conducting all kinds of orchestral musicians. Vicky happily conducted the Washington Middle School orchestras for a year, and she guest conducted at Garfield, Roosevelt, Ballard and Jane Addams the year before that. In California, she spent 22 years directing high school musicians in the Menlo Orchestra and Chamber Music program, in addition to the Art of Sound Summer Brass Institute, where she loved collaborating with members of the San Francisco Symphony and other important orchestras to educate talented young brass players. Vicky has conducted opera, musicals, and orchestras in schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Since her 1985 debut in Berkeley, when she accidentally ended up conducting Handel's Messiah with Berkeley Chorus, she has been invited to conduct a number of other orchestras, on purpose. As a professional violinist, she worked in Los Angeles, Houston and New York after studies with Robert Lipsett of CSU Northridge and Sally Thomas of the Juilliard School. But she never forgets her start in 7th grade beginning orchestra, where she tried Mr. Greco's patience by zoning out in the back of the violin section, being out of tune, in the wrong measure, and trying to play all the melodies by ear.
I am excited to be here at Lincoln, where my mother-in-law graduated in 1954 and my husband took night school classes. I started with the district when I was 22 and was often times mistaken as a high school student back then. 37 years later, with persistence, dedication and hard work, I have made my way up to be the first female Head Custodian of a Seattle High School.
I am married and have 2 daughters, both 29. I love spending time with family and friends. My chief hobbies are scrap-booking, genealogy and traveling with my husband.
I love my job, working with students and staff and interacting with the community that brings us all together. My respect for all the staff and the learning environment created for the students increases every year. It’s the dedication and love of what you do that is so vital to the education and development of the students. There can be no higher calling than to help young people unlock their potential. Thank you for all you do, especially on those tough and testy days. I look forward to being a part of the Lincoln family.
My name is Jennifer Ham and I am excited to be teaching math at Lincoln High School. I graduated from the University of Washington in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Math and a Minor in Scandinavian Studies. I taught Math in the Marysville School District for 7.5 years at Marysville Pilchuck and Tulalip Heritage High School. We did some amazing work with Expeditionary Learning and Project based learning and I am excited to be involved in Lincoln as we establish as a Project Based learning High School. For the last 8 years, I took some time off to take care of my son. During this time, we moved to Seattle, renovated a house, and had many adventures as a family. Outside of school, my family loves to explore Seattle including live music, theater, and wonderful restaurants. We also love to travel. Some of my favorite trips have been Norway, Italy, and the Philippines. I look forward to crossing more places off my bucket list soon!
I began my teaching career in the East Bay of San Francisco while attending the teacher credential program at Santa Clara University. While working as a high school resource classroom teacher and coaching youth soccer, I continued my education at SCU and completed a Master of Arts in Special Education. I currently hold teaching endorsements in social studies, history, ELL, and special education.
In 2004, my three sons and I moved back to my home town in Southwest Washington where I continued to work as an IEP teacher and case manager. Throughout my teaching career I have been most passionate about supporting students in their individual journeys. I am dedicated to providing all learners with opportunities that guide them to discover their unique strengths and abilities as high school students and as members of their communities. Additionally, I believe teachers should be role models as life-long learners. This belief led me to complete a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Portland before relocating to Seattle in the summer of 2018.
I am looking forward to working with such a great educational community at Lincoln High School.
Hashemi Rudmajani, Somayeh
I am so excited to be part of Lincoln’s great mathematics team. I have a bachelor’s degree in pure mathematics and two master’s degrees in Economic and Teaching. Mathematics has been my lifelong passion. I have been working as a math tutor and a math teacher since I was in high school. Working with students, listening to their stories, learning about their cultures and their interests, helping adolescents to leave school with decent grades, and knowing that they have a future bring a lot of happiness for me. I always revel in sharing learning with a diverse group of students; it helps me to develop my knowledge about the world. Technology and modern life are affecting our intellectual, reasoning, and social skills. Many times, technology thinks for us, and we need to learn and practice problem-solving and decision-making skills in school. My goal is to improve my students’ intellectual and inference abilities to help them with building their mental muscles for reasoning and analyzing.
World Language (Spanish) Teacherkshathaway@seattleschools.org
Personal Message I will be joining the Lincoln team in the World Language Department teaching Spanish. I am so excited to help build and create an enthusiastic team of language teachers. Being able to speak a second language is essential for the future of our students, and I truly enjoy helping students get there. I am currently finishing my 7th year in teaching, three years at the high school level here in Seattle at Garfield and Roosevelt, before that I taught at the middle school level in Arizona. I completed my Masters in Education from the University of Arizona in 2011, and from 2007-2009 I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua.