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Martin Losada, Ruth

Spanish Teacher

McDonald, Andrew

Math Teacher

I grew up in the small town of Douglas, Georgia, the youngest in a big family with four brothers and one sister.  After high school, I moved to New York City to attend New York University.  I majored in Metropolitan Studies, in the department of social and cultural analysis where I learned about how communities and societal institutions shape each other.  After college, I moved to England, living in Bristol for one year and Oxford for six years.  Math had always been my favorite subject in school, and during my time as an instructional assistant I realized I wanted to be a math teacher.  I completed my teacher training program at Oxford Brookes University in 2014.

I started my teaching career in Oxford, teaching all grades 6-12 for two years.  I moved to Seattle in 2016 and have spent the past seven years working as the 6th grade math teacher at Salmon Bay K-8.  I completed a Masters in Instructional Leadership from the University of Washington from 2019-2021.  I am very excited to start my 10th year teaching math at Lincoln High School, and I’m especially excited to see some of my former students here!

I love building and sharing my expertise as a teacher leader.  I was on Seattle Public School’s Teacher Leadership Cadre for four years, mentoring new math teachers and leading professional development and curriculum implementation in math.  I also served as the chair of the Building and Leadership Team at Salmon Bay, served on the Racial Equity Team, been the faculty advisor for Gender and Sexuality Alliance, and created LGBTQ+ curriculum for advisory classes at Salmon Bay.  My proudest achievement as a teacher is creating a curriculum called Humans Doing Math, designed to challenge harmful stereotypes about math and help students of all races, genders, and sexualities identify with mathematics.  Seattle Public Schools adopted this curriculum as part of Empowerment Math, a district-wide math support class for middle schoolers.

Outside of teaching, I have been an active member of the Seattle Men’s Chorus since 2018, often performing in featured roles as a soloist and dancer.  I currently serve on the Chorus’s Membership Council, helping to create positive experiences for chorus members.  I am also very involved in screening films for the Seattle Queer Film Festival held every October.  My other hobbies and interests include drag, hiking, cycling, yoga, lifting weights, swimming, board games, DND, and soaking up the sun whenever it decides to come out.  I hope to connect with students, staff, and families around my interests, so don’t be shy to ask me questions!

Aimee Mell

Mell, Aimee

Choir Director, International Performing Arts


  • B.M. Music Education;
  • M.M. Music Composition;
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Music History;
  • Smithsonian World Music Pedagogy Certificate;


Personal Message

Choral conductor Aimee Mell has a passion for connecting people, cultures, and ideas through music. Since 2019 she has led the relaunch of choirs at Lincoln High School. In 2013 she started the McClure MS choral program which has grown exponentially. A director of middle and high school choirs for over fifteen years in both public and private schools, she has also worked with select youth and adult community choirs. Her choirs have performed on NW Focus Live at 98.1 Classical King FM, and headlined regional festivals.

In 2019, Ms. Mell was selected as one of five American conducting fellows to travel to South Africa through the American Choral Directors Association International Conductors Exchange Program. As a part of the exchanges she worked with college, high school, and community choirs throughout Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Community involvement includes serving on boards for: Washington State ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), the Elliott Bay Music Educators Association, and the Tacoma Arts Commission. In 2020, Ms. Mell was appointed to the Seattle Opera Board of Trustees.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and Airedale Terrier Khaleesi, exploring the great Northwest, and travelling internationally.

Melvin, Andrew


Kinerk, Mia

Student Teacher - Math
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Michener, Rebecca

Science Teacher

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!

Miller, Seth

Specialist Comm Disorder - Speech

Minor, Paul R

Special Education Instructional Assistant
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

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.

Ousley, Jordan

Special Education Instructional Assistant
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.