I am excited to join the Lincoln High School team as your Fiscal Specialist. My involvement with Seattle Public Schools began with volunteer positions as the PTSA Treasurer and President at my children's elementary and middle schools. I transitioned into a new career when I accepted the Fiscal Specialist position at Washington Middle School 6 years ago. The change has been rewarding as I really enjoy interacting with and helping the teachers, families and students in the school community. As a bonus, the long breaks in the school schedule provide my family the opportunity to travel overseas or take extended roadtrips across America. On the weekends, you might run into me around town at one of my kids' activities or at the Sounders game. If not, I'm probably hiding in my shop tinkering with old cars.
Counselor, Student Last Names Ei-Knsalim@seattleschools.org
Hello! My name is Sidney Lim (I often go by Sid for short), and I’m excited to be a part of the Lincoln community as a school counselor! I was born and raised right here in Seattle. I attended Western Washington University where I earned my Bachelors degree in Human Services. From there I went on to work in college admissions for different universities, getting to connect with high school students across the Washington. During that time I also went on to Seattle University to earn a Masters in School Counseling. I enjoy supporting students and families in achieving success during their time in high school, and also helping them get prepared for whatever direction they want to go afterwards! Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, traveling, listening to music, playing video games, and watching sports.
Hello hello! My name is Zach Long (he/him). I am relatively new to the Seattle area, as I moved here in 2021 to begin my graduate degree in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Washington College of Education. I was raised in Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin where I received a B.S. in Communication Studies in 2018. I then taught English Language Arts in the Austin area for 3 years. I am passionate about authentic writing instruction, meaningful reading instruction, and building an equitable learning environment. In my spare time I enjoy reading queer YA novels, watching movies, agonizing over UT football, and spending time with my dog, Ranger. I am thrilled to be joining the Lincoln community!
I am excited to be a part of the Lincoln High School community. I studied physics and mathematics at the University of Washington, receiving a B.S. and M.S. in physics. As a graduate student I did research with the Physics Education Group, focused on inquiry based learning and iterative instructional improvement. I then taught for 12 years, covering physics, calculus-based physics, and math topics ranging from pre-algebra to AP Calculus and college level applied math. Along the way I completed a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, spending 8 years in administration serving as an education director, elementary principal, and middle school associate principal.
While my family lived in the Seattle area for about 14 years, we had moved to my wife’s hometown in Montana for about 11 years. As careers progressed, we decided to return to Seattle in 2021. Although I have enjoyed all the positions I have held in education, the move presented an opportunity to reflect and focus on what I love most, teaching students. My goal is to help all students become scientifically and mathematically literate, able to use a wide assortment of skills to solve hard problems in ways that are sensitive to our cultural diversity and are ecologically sustainable.
I have a hobby of collecting hobbies, so I have been known to bounce from one thing to another. Some days I may be inside playing video or board games, other days I am camping or cycling. Both of my children are in college, so I have filled their space at home with two English bulldogs, Walter and Henry.
Zachariah earned his bachelor's in music education from the University of Washington. His first teaching position was teaching elementary school music in Singapore from 2012-2014. He is currently the band director at Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School where he has been since 2015.
Zachariah grew up mostly in Fife, Washington, where he attended middle school and high school. Other than music, he is very passionate about health and fitness and spends much of his time cooking and training for powerlifting with his fiancé, Janet. He has an adorable French Bulldog named Arban (Yes; named after the trumpet pedagogue) and they both enjoy going on walks and hanging out at Dogwood Play Park. He continues to play trumpet in several ensembles for enjoyment, including local Seattle rock band, Seacastle.
Hello! I am Rebekkah Madden and I am thrilled to come on board as your Admin Secretary this fall. I have been with the district for eight years, starting out as a parent volunteer and playground monitor right here at Lincoln when it housed an elementary school! I have spent most of my time with SPS in the district central offices and I am looking forward to supporting students, family and staff at the building level. I've been in the beautiful PNW for 14 years now, and grew up in Denver and New York. Working in education is my second career, my first was a classically trained french chef and instructor in culinary schools. In my free time I like to be out on the water with my family, reading or working in my garden, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. I look forward to meeting you all, please stop by the office and say hi!
Counselor (Student Last Names: Ko-Ra)firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Message Aloha! My name is Anthony Malaki and I’m thrilled to be a part of the amazing Lincoln High School Team. I grew up on the beautiful island of Oahu and have set roots here in Seattle after attending WSU, (Go Cougs!). Professionally, I’ve been a counselor in Seattle Schools since 2002. My previous schools have been Meany, Salmon Bay, and most recently Mercer International Middle School. I bring a deep passion for partnering with students, families, and teachers to actualize a student’s hopes and dreams. As a son and father, I’ve come to realize that we are living our ancestors unfulfilled wildest dreams. We owe it to them to live up to our fullest potential. When I’m not at school, you might see me cheering on my son and daughter’s sports teams and musical theatre performances, traveling with my ‘ohana, and rooting on my beloved Seahawks and Cougs.
Hello all! My name is Jeremiah and I am from Spokane, Washington where I’ve developed a love for bicycles, coffee, music, and the outdoors. Before coming to Lincoln High School, I studied Social Work at Eastern Washington University, taught English classes to pre-schoolers in Istanbul, Turkey and then returned to E.W.U. for a Master in Teaching program. For the last four years I have taught English and Social Studies classes at Lakeside Jr. Sr. High School on the ancestral and contemporary lands of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. I am very excited for a Burke-Gilman commute and bikepacking in the Puget Sound region. But mostly, I look forward to conversations and activities in the Social Studies classroom that deepen our understanding of the human world, our place in it, and responsibility to it. I’m eager to meet you all, and as an incoming Lynx and Seattleite, grateful for your camaraderie.
Will McClain has been teaching elementary through high school students for over fifteen years in the greater Seattle area. He has a strong area of focus on mathematics and a passion to helping students achieve success. He was born and raised in Seattle and attended and graduated from Seattle Preparatory High School. He enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with family in his free time. He is excited to be a part of the Lincoln High School family and to help students grow academically and find their own strengths and passions.
Choir Director, International Performing Artsajmell@seattleschools.org
- B.M. Music Education;
- M.M. Music Composition;
- Ph.D. Candidate, Music History;
- Smithsonian World Music Pedagogy Certificate;
Hey Lynx, I'm excited to teach science at Lincoln! I grew up in North Carolina, went to Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, and fell in love with the PNW. I got my masters in teaching at UW and have taught in Seattle, Salt Lake City, UT, and Charlottesville, VA. When not teaching, I can be found mountain climbing, gardening, or experimenting with recipes. I love a good experiment!
Social Studies Teachermrmontgomery@seattleschools.org
Hello! My name is Maggie Montgomery and I’m so excited to be teaching at Lincoln. I grew up in Seattle and attended University of Washington- go dawgs! Previously, I taught at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, and overseas in Istanbul. I love to travel and spend time outside with family and friends. At Lincoln I teach social studies, language arts, and coach gymnastics.
I began teaching in 1995 and truly love what I do. How could I not!? I get to show students how to play in the mud all day! While I have taught most forms of visual arts throughout my career, my primary focus is on ceramics. I grew up in Sumner, WA, I have a BA/BFA from Central Washington University, a Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University, and my School Administration Certification from Danforth at University of Washington. I have taught seventh grade to college, and in various settings from traditional comprehensive to small public project-based schools. I have also done work at OSPI to design and publish state art standards and outcomes in Media Arts. I joined Lincoln because it has the best of all that I have experienced in education up to this point and am happy to be teaching here. My partner and I enjoy living and working in Seattle and have raised two Seattle Public Schools graduates, both of whom are now successfully adulting (yay!). In my free time I am at my art studio working with clay or painting with oils, or we are traveling and exploring culture, art, and food scenes wherever we go.
CTE Teacher/Robotics Advisorammyers@seattleschools.org
My name is Josh Myers and I have been working in industry as an Electrical Engineer for a little over 20 years now. The first nine years were at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). While working at LIGO I also earned my Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. After earning my Master’s degree I moved to Sequim, WA, to work at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Marine Science Lab. I worked there until 2014 when I left to start my own company focused on making smart sensors to make it easier for students and hobbyists to integrate sensors into their own projects. While working on this project I also worked part time for A-M Systems. In 2016 I joined Leidos to assist with their efforts related to underwater robotics platforms. For the last ten years I have also been a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) mentor. I was a founding member and one of the lead mentors of FRC team 3826, Sequim Robotics Federation. When I moved to the Everett area I joined FRC team 2930, Sonic Squirrels, as their Lead Engineering Mentor. I’m happy and excited to be bringing these experiences with me to Lincoln as I teach courses related to engineering, robotics and mechatronics.
Science and ELL Supportsenabet@seattleschools.org
Activities Coordinator and Leadership Teacherchneuschwand@seattleschools.org
Personal Message I am very excited to be the Climate and Culture Specialist (also known as Activities Coordinator) for Lincoln High School. I have been a teacher since 2002; first in Texas and then in Renton from 2007-2019. I have been immersed in student leadership since 2011, including working as an ASB advisor, leadership teacher, club supervisor, leadership camp counselor, and serving in various capacities within the Association of Washington Student Leaders. I have a deep passion for equity and one of my greatest joys is working with high school students as partners in the process of creating positive climate and culture within a building. I believe in the power and importance of student voice and building strong, healthy relationships with all people in a school community.
Social Studies Teacherocnimni@seattleschools.org
Hi, my name is Omri Nimni, and I am super excited to be part of the Lincoln High School Social Studies team! I have had a deep love for the study of history for as long as I can remember. I am the one who corrected historical inaccuracies while watching movies. Social Studies classes were always my favorites growing up and I love the opportunity to pass that passion onto my students. I grew up in the Seattle area and am a proud product of Shoreline Public Schools. From there I pursued my passion for history to a B.A. as well as a M.A. in history and then a Master's in teaching to bring it all home. I am a huge fan of getting outdoors in the beautiful PNW and would literally eat every meal outside if I could. I would be happy to talk with you for hours on wonderfully nerdy things like video games, Harry Potter, Star Wars and many other things. Finally, outside of the teaching day I enjoy cooking and playing various multi-hour-long board games.
Social Studies Teacherdanoyes@seattleschools.org
Daniel Noyes has logged more than 20 years teaching social studies, ELL and academic writing. Out of all the levels that he has taught, he is particularly endeared to teaching High School, since it is those teenage years that see students emerge as adults, whether they want to or not. It's especially rewarding to see students become aware the world is bigger than their own perspective. He is excited to be at Lincoln, not just because his father graduated there in the 50s, but because starting in a new school means that you can design learning experiences that truly prepare all students to be ready for that all essential political Office of Citizen.