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Maggie Montgomery

Montgomery, Maggie

Social Studies Teacher

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.

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Moody, Mark

CTE Teacher

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.

Ashley Myers

Myers, Ashley

CTE Teacher/Robotics Advisor
Joshua Myers

Myers, Joshua

CTE Teacher

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.

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Nabet, Suzanne

Science and ELL Support
Johana Nafarin

Nafarin, Johana

Cafeteria Manager
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Neuschwander, Christina

Activities Coordinator and Leadership Teacher

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.

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Nimni, Omri

Social Studies Teacher

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.

Daniel Noyes

Noyes, Daniel

Social Studies Teacher

Personal Message

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.

Keira O'Hearn

O’Hearn, Keira

Language Arts Teacher

Personal Message

I have a Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Studies and Political Science and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Western Washington University. My greatest passion is helping students build the skills they need to effectively participate in and contribute to their communities. I believe every student can be a leader in their community and enact positive change, which is one of the many reasons why I’m so thrilled to be a part of this new, action-oriented school. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors in any capacity, though my favorite pastimes are golfing, running, hiking, camping, and most of all, backpacking. Last summer, I completed the 93-mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier, solo, in nine days! When I can’t get outdoors, I love drinking coffee, playing Dungeons and Dragons, watching bad horror movies, and cuddling with my cat.

Michelle Pentecost

Pentecost, Michelle

Academic Intervention Specialist

Personal Message

My name is Michelle Pentecost, and I am so excited to be joining the Lincoln team! I grew up in Louisiana, but after graduating from high school I moved to New York City to attend Columbia University, where I majored in English and Education. After college, I taught English at a public high school in the Bronx before moving to Seattle. Most of my career has been spent in Federal Way, where I taught high school English and Theatre for 9 years before moving to the FWPS district office where I served as the facilitator for all K-12 Fine Arts programs (Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Dance). As a teacher, I love when I get to see students have “a ha!” moments when they understand a difficult concept or make real world connections to the materials that we are studying. I believe that strong reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills are essential for all students, regardless of the career paths that they will choose to pursue, and I enjoy working with students who from a diversity of backgrounds and interests. As a resident of the Wallingford neighborhood, I am especially excited to take on the unique project of re-opening a historic school which will have a lasting impact on the place where my family has put down roots. I have a son who has just entered kindergarten at John Stanford and will be a Lincoln Lynx in only 9 short years! When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy reading, cross stitching, and watching terrible sci fi movies.

Shawn Perkins

Perkins, Shawn

Instructional Assistant

I have been a part of the Coe community for over 10 years - as a parent, a volunteer, and now as an Instructional Assistant in the Resource Room. I was born and raised on the East coast and received my Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College. I’ve called Seattle and Queen Anne home since 2003. I have tremendous respect and admiration for the Coe staff and love our amazing students and families. When I’m not at Coe, you can find me at kid activities for my son, Ryan and daughter, Jordan – or, walking my dog, Sailor. I look forward to continuing to give back to Coe, who has given so very much to me and my family over the years.


Michaela Peterson

Peterson, Michaela

Science Teacher

Personal Message

I love teaching science to high school students. They have strong, creative, exciting ideas about our world and science, and I feel especially lucky to have a job where students share their ideas. I learn as much from them as they do from me! I’m especially excited to be part of the team working to grow Lincoln High School. I'm the current Department Head, working with the best science team ever. In my personal life, I am an active SCUBA diver, with an interest in citizen science (which I hope to bring to the Lincoln community.) I yearn for the mountains and the ocean in equal parts, spending much of my summers in Montana, where I grew up. I live in general harmony in North Seattle with my husband, two kids (one in high school and one in college), and two cats.

Wyn Pottinger-Levy

Pottinger-Levy, Wyn

Career Connected Learning Specialist

I'm so very excited and elated to teach at Lincoln! My goal is to share my love of design-thinking and skill-building with students, as well as the joys of finding career opportunities and building pathways.

I'm a Seattle native -- growing up in Bellevue, with lots of time in Wallingford, West Seattle, Magnolia, and Queen Anne. I graduated from UW with a degree in advertising. My professional life started at Nordstrom (during high school and college), then as an art director for many really cool Seattle advertising agencies, as a creative director, a freelance illustrator and designer. My journey brought me to teaching, beginning at The Center School in 2001, as part of the original design team. I like to share time with my husband, three adult children (when they're not too busy living their own best lives!), and our dog, Woody.

Powers, Kelly

Attendance Specialist

Puri, Darryl

Math Teacher

Hi, I am Darryl Puri. I grew up in Woodinville, Washington and went to the University of Washington where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and minored in Math. Next, I received my Masters in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University. I was lucky enough to be a long term sub at Lincoln during its first year and am now starting my fourth year as a full time teacher at Lincoln. Outside of school I like to go to museums, read, cook, spend time with friends and family, and since students like to be clever and ask, yes, I also do math at home for fun. What can I say? I’m a math teacher.

Andrew Reder

Reder, Andrew

IEP Instructional Assistant
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Reed, Curtis

Business Teacher, DECA Advisor

Hey, it's Mr. Reed, your business teacher!

I am always excited to help students explore the world of business and how it fits into a wider world. In addition to being a teacher I've also owned several businesses. Currently I own a mobile bike shop! My previous teaching experience includes many wonderful years teaching IB 20th Century History at Rainier Beach HS where I was also the golf and bowling coach. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my wonderful wife and my two children (I have a son and a daughter). We enjoy camping, traveling, and of course riding our bikes! You will probably see me either riding up to school on my bike or in my truck that seems to never die (jinx!). I grew up in Utah and hence have an addiction to endless torment by supporting the Utah Jazz.

Margo Reger

Reger, Margo

Teen Health Center

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Richards, Sara

ELA Teacher

I am excited to join the Lincoln team as part of the Language Arts department. I have spent time teaching ELA in both high school and middle school and it brings me so much joy to help foster a love of reading and writing within my students!

I love playing and watching soccer, and I was able to travel to France in 2019 to watch the Women’s National team win the World Cup! I grew up in Southern WA, so my team is the Portland Thorns, even now as a resident of Seattle, I cannot root for the OL Reign when they play the Thorns. However, I can support them against any other team!