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Chandler, Miste


Hello Lincoln Lynx! My name is Miste Chandler and I am thrilled to be the Registrar for Lincoln High School. 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. Prior to and 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 Middle School where I worked for 13 years before joining the founding Lincoln team of five staff in 2018 just before Lincoln opened in the fall of 2019. 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!

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Choi, Melyssa

Math Teacher

Hello! I am excited to be a Math Teacher at Lincoln High School. I grew up in Issaquah Washington and attended UW for both my undergrad and Master's program. I have a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Informatics, as well as a Master's in Teaching. I am thankful for the opportunity to join the Lincoln High School community this year and can't wait to meet and learn more about the students and the community!


Clogston, Greta

Instructional Asst. / Special Education

Hello! I grew up in Seattle, and moved back early this year.  In my free time I enjoy activities including reading fantasy and mystery novels, drawing, and rollerskating. Education: BA Western Washington University

Byron Conover

Conover, Byron

Math Teacher

My name is Byron Conover, and I am passionate about ensuring equitable outcomes in education for our students.  Before coming to SPS I spent two years in Ghana volunteering with the Peace Corps.  While there I lived and served in a remote rural community where I worked to improve educational, health, and economic outcomes.  A lot of my worked focused on malaria reduction and female empowerment. I studied Mathematics and Political Science at the University of Washington.  Since coming to SPS I have taught both High School and Middle School math.  The unique learning culture and focus on project-based learning is what drew me to Lincoln.  I am excited Lincoln Lynx!

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Crane, Katy

French Teacher
Stephen Culpepper

Culpepper, Stephen

Math Teacher

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.

Anthony D'Amico

D’Amico, Anthony

Social Studies Teacher

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.

Sima Daad

Daad, Sima

Instructional Assistant

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!!

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Davidson, Katie

Science Teacher

Hello Lynx! I am so excited to join the Lincoln community. I love anything related to science, the outdoors, or the Seahawks. I earned a B.A. in Biology from Whitman College where I also was on the varsity swim team. After graduation, I worked in the outdoor industry, spent a lot of time on ski slopes, and started coaching local swim teams. I decided to combine my love of science and my experience working with youth and went back to school to earn my Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. Outside of the classroom, you will probably find me at the pool or running with my two chocolate labs.

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Desler, Rachel

Science Teacher

I'm so excited to join Lincoln High School! I've been teaching middle school science in Seattle for 11 years and before that taught high school in both Seattle and Sacramento, CA. During that time, I also coached middle and high school volleyball and high school swimming. I'm from Northern California and earned my undergrad degree in Geology at UC Santa Barbara. I moved up to Seattle originally to study fossils! I have a Master's in Earth and Space Science from UW - where my thesis was on Saber-Toothed Cats and my office was with the oversized dino bones in the basement of the Burke Museum! So, as you can guess, I love fossils and cats. Away from school I enjoy hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, chasing after my toddler, and completing jigsaw puzzles. Lincoln's students and staff are amazing, so I'm thrilled to join the Lynx community!

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Donato, Hope

Counselor (Student Last Names: A-Eh)

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!

Gregory Dorow

Dorow, Gregory

Athletic Trainer

Personal Message

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.

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Dorsey, William

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Drouin, Rebecca

Science Teacher

Hey, Lynx! I am so excited to join of the community at Lincoln. I grew up in Edmonds and fell in love with the Puget Sound at young age. For awhile, I was determined to become a marine biologist, so I volunteered at the Seattle Aquarium throughout high school. However, I discovered a passion for sharing the magic of science with others, so I decided to pursue a career in education. I attended Gonzaga University in Spokane (Go Zags!) where I received my B.A. in Biology and my Secondary Education Teaching Certification. The highlight of my undergrad experience was studying abroad in the Turks and Caicos Islands. There, I scuba dived and completed research on sea turtle and eagle ray conservation. After graduation, I stayed in Spokane and taught high school Biology and AP Biology. I am thrilled to be back home on this side of the state where I am closer to my family, the ocean, and amazing coffee. When I am not teaching, you can expect to find me doing yoga, looking for sea shells at the beach, watching Gonzaga basketball, or listening to true crime podcasts at a coffee shop.

Dufour, Charles

Special Education Assistant
Corey Eichner

Eichner, Corey

Interim Principal

Personal Message

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!

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Eisenbrey, Alexandra

Science Teacher

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.

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Erstad, Craig

IEP Teacher

:  I have worked in education for the last five 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 Master’s 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 on Active Duty 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. I continue to serve in the Air Force as a Reservist. 17 years ago I met and married my best friend and we have been lucky enough to have two wonderful children Corinna and Isaac. On the weekends, you can find us running, enjoying the great outdoors, and having brunch!

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Flavors, Elliott

Tier 2 Intervention Counselor


My name is Elliott Flavors and I am blessed to be a part of the Lincoln community, serving as a Tier 2 Intervention Counselor! I was born and raised in Seattle and returned home from Los Angeles, CA 3 years ago. I returned home after serving in education as a Dean of Students, Substitute Teacher and Counselor, Pupil Service and Attendance Counselor, and Academic Counselor in Compton, Calabasas, and South Central LA for 10 years. Upon my return to Seattle, I served as Assistant Principal at Denny International MS for 3 years. Serving and supporting students at the ground level is what brings joy into my life! Thus, I have pivoted back to the Counseling field. I am a proud alumnus of Washington State University...GO COUGS!!! I love my family and sharing the good news! I am always available to support students, families, and staff. Be blessed!

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Ford, Ayanna