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!
Personal Message Hi! My name is Winona and I am originally from Northern California. I moved up to Washington state 3 years ago with my cat for a change. I lived in Olympia my first year in Washington and then we moved up to Seattle to live in the city. I received my bachelor's degree in social work from Sacramento state. After college, I got a job with the school district in my town in Special Education and been a para educator for the last 6 years. In my spare time I like to cuddle with my cat, travel and watch sports!
Hello! I am Emily Ruggles and am so looking forward to joining the Lincoln community as a Spanish teacher! I'm originally from Eugene, Oregon and attended George Fox University where I earned my bachelor's degree in Spanish and enjoyed a semester of study in Sevilla, Spain. After undergrad, I completed my master's degree in Secondary Education at Pacific University. For the past 16 years, I have called Portland, Oregon home and have loved serving the families of the Beaverton School District as a Spanish teacher. Moving this summer to Seattle begins an exciting new chapter in my teaching career, where I can't wait to get to know the Lincoln High School students and families. I am passionate about helping my students to develop Spanish - language proficiency, whether as a first, second or third language, so that they are equipped to connect with the Spanish - speaking community in Seattle and beyond. One of my top priorities is to center student voice in my classroom and school community, as our schools belong to our students. When not teaching, you'll find me enjoying college football and basketball, kayaking, or cooking with friends and family.
Nurse - NeighborCare Teen Health Centeremryan@seattleschools.org
Emily originally graduated with a BA in English Literature before returning to school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She previously worked as a primary care provider at UW in Ballard. Emily is passionate about sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and preventive medicine. She absolutely loves working with adolescents and is excited to be a part of the LHS community. Originally from Minnesota, she lived in the Bay Area for many years before settling in Seattle. She lives in Phinney Ridge with her husband, kids, and two cats. Emily loves cooking, travel, playing with her kids, and curling up with a good novel (and a cat on her lap!)
I have been a teacher for 24 years, 23 of them in Seattle and 1 year in Arizona. PE and math have been my favorite subjects since Kindergarten and that is why I love to teach them. I have 2 boys, ages 10 and 15, and the world's funnest wife. My favorite things to do are golf, watch and play basketball, do anything sporty with my family and run. I have run 38 marathons, including Boston 15 times, and I still race for Club Northwest. I love to teach because I enjoy the youthful energy and silliness of kids.
I grew up in Hopewell, NJ and studied Neuroscience and Politics at Oberlin College in Ohio. Having never been west of the Mississippi, I took a road trip in 2014, made Seattle my new home, and haven’t looked back since. After teaching math, science, social studies, literacy, and Spanish for four years at Hamlin Robinson School and Next Steps Tutoring, I decided to supplement my Neuroscience degree with more math coursework and a Master in Teaching from Seattle University. I am so honored and excited to join Lincoln’s faculty and look forward to getting to know the students and families we work with!
When I am not dreaming up my next lesson, you can find me biking, fishing, gardening, and roller skating.
Hello, Lincoln Lynx! My name is Claire Scott (she/her) and I’ve been your Teacher Librarian at Lincoln since our first year. I became a librarian in 2006, supporting patrons in Berkeley Public Schools, at the Oakland Public Library, and the Seattle Public Library. I adore being back in a public school connecting with readers -- and viewers, talkers, athletes, creators, artists, scientists, writers, and geeks -- about what you love or are critical of. Fannish at the core, my library practice centers on connecting readers with the books and information that will ignite their joy, remembering Kwame Alexander’s wisdom that “pleasure leads to habit, and habit leads to skill.” I believe that teens who are fluent in textual, visual, and media literacy will turn the world upside down. Collaborating with teachers to integrate the library into every area of teaching and learning is one of my biggest thrills. I teach future librarian graduate students in the Masters of Library and Information Science program at the UW iSchool, which means that Lincoln Lynx will get to help shape the future of librarianship. Tell me what you think new librarians should know, make, and read! Since 2015, I’ve also been found at Geek Girl Con and Emerald City Comic Con as a panelist or coordinating the annual Collaborative Pop-Up Library with public, school, and academic librarians from around the PNW. I live in North Seattle with my partner and a lot of geeky media. Come visit me in the library and tell me what I should be reading or viewing!
Bonjour! I am so excited to be the French teacher at Lincoln. I have a passion for teaching French language and Francophone culture to teens. I bring a lot of energy, humor and high expectations to inspire students to see the value in learning another language and about other cultures. My teaching experience began with teaching at Mercer Island High School for 14 years. Next, I taught English at Refugee Women’s Alliance for three years. I will have also taught a year at Garfield High School before beginning my new chapter at Lincoln. I have taught all levels of French including AP.
I have lived in Wallingford for the past 19 years. I love my neighborhood where I live with my husband, two teenage daughters and little dog. I enjoy skiing, scuba diving, and hiking, but traveling with my family is my favorite pastime. I have traveled to France 15 times including a year long study abroad in Montpellier, France. I have a BA in French and MA in Education from the University of Washington.
I grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, attended the Northern Arizona School of Business, then moved to the Netherlands to attend the Hogeschool Haarlem School of International Business and soon after started a bicycle taxi business with my brother Erik while living out of a tent in Valdez, Alaska. The bicycle taxi business was sold after 1 summer, and I then moved to New York, and worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a trader for the following 3 years. The imminent move toward automation prompted me to pursue another passion in Teaching. I attended Western Washington University for two years, getting my teaching degree, and taught 5th grade for several years in Snohomsh, ultimately settling in Seattle to teach high school CTE. I am an avid skier in the winter, and I enjoy boating in the summer, hunting for edible mushrooms in the fall, and though I don’t much like it, a lot of house remodeling all the time…
English Language Arts Teacherkeso@seattleschools.org
Hello Lincoln community! I am excited to work with you this year. Before this, I taught at Roosevelt High School and student-taught English and English Language Learning at Squalicum High School in Bellingham, WA. I earned an MA in Teaching, a BA in English Literature for Secondary Education, and a minor in Education and Social Justice from Western Washington University. Outside of school, my fiancé and I are hiking, kayaking, cooking, and reading with our cats Mochi and Churro. My goal is to co-create a classroom with students that feels welcoming, creative, and authentic.
English Language Arts Teacherwmstorer@seattleschools.org
I am entering my 14th year as an English teacher, and my 1st at Lincoln. I earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts (Sociology) from the University of Puget Sound (1996), a M.A. in Liberal Studies (Gender, Subculture, and Identity) from New York University (1998), and a Ed.M. in Education (Secondary English) from Washington State University-Vancouver (2003). My favorite things are my son, William, and my daughter, Margaret. My passions include: running, music, literature, and film. Someday, we would like to live in Western Europe (France, Norway, England, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, etc.).
Hi, I’m Tara Sullivan and I am so excited to bring theatre to Lincoln. I graduated from the University of Montana, studied at Circle in the Square Theatre School, performed in summer theatres, and acted in two national tours before the opportunity to build a high school drama program presented itself at Timberline High School in Boise, Idaho. In high school I loved theatre, and really wanted to be a teacher that created a theatre program from the ground up.
During my 11 years at Timberline, I directed over 20 productions including plays, musicals, and improv nights. Every day I was amazed at what high school drama students could accomplish. Taking theatre has many great benefits. When kids leave a theatre program they have skills that help them in every aspect of life. They develop problem solving, interpersonal, leadership, and spatial awareness skills. They learn about self-care, the art of storytelling, use theatre for social change, and the importance of following through on a commitment.
I also teach math and connect it to the arts whenever possible. I hope to see you in my class. I am so excited to be a part of the new Lincoln community.
Taylor, Stephanie @ Lincoln
I am thrilled to be teaching at Lincoln, a school with project-based learning and a commitment to a caring, inclusive culture. I have been teaching English Language Arts since 1986. I have taught every grade from sixth grade through college sophomore English. At Lincoln, I teach grade 10 World Literature and 11 AP Language and Composition and I am working as a Teacher Leader. I taught for 20 years at Garfield High School before deciding to come to Lincoln. I have a BA in English, History, and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois, and an MA in English from the University of Illinois. I also have National Board Certification. I believe that intelligence is fluid and can grow, and that if a student practices, their learning and their writing will significantly improve.
I’m Nanako Tsujimoto. I grew up in Nara, Japan. I studied Economics in Osaka before coming to Illinois where I discovered glass art and decided to pursue Glassblowing. I earned a BA in Art from Southern Illinois University and moved to Seattle in 2001. I have a Master in Teaching in Special Education from City University and I have been with SPS for almost 10 years working with at-risk-youth most of my career. I’m currently teaching at Juvenile Detention. One of my core beliefs is to meet students where they are at and recognize their individuality to build a strong relationship. I very much enjoy working with adolescents and feel so privileged to be a part of their journey to find unique pathways to the future. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, hiking and cooking. I live with my two daughters in Seattle. I’m excited to join the Lynx Family and looking forward to meeting everyone in the fall!
I am thrilled to join the Lincoln High School staff and community! After finishing my BA in History at University of Washington, I went on to Western Washington University where I completed my Master’s in Education. I am currently entering my 17th year in education, having spent the first 13 years teaching Social Science in both comprehensive and alternative school settings. During that time I served on a countywide teacher leader cadre and was privileged to support my colleagues as an instructional coach. Four years ago I became an Assistant Principal and have had the opportunity to develop and lead teams focused on inclusion, equity, community and restorative practices. I strive to help students find their passions and offer educational experiences that will benefit and underpin them all their lives.
In my personal life our family enjoys the outdoors, travel, sports and motorcycles. We love exploring the beautiful PNW. I have a love for all things history and historical; you can find me lost in antique shops and museums for hours on end!
I am passionate about science and learning, and I love teaching at Lincoln High School! I was born and raised in South Africa but moved to the US to obtain my PhD in Molecular Biology at Johns Hopkins University. I did research as a postdoc and then staff scientist in the Basic Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center for 9 years, but my true calling is education. I received my Master's in Teaching Math and Science from Seattle Pacific University. Prior to teaching at Lincoln, I taught at Hamilton International MS for four years. I am looking forward to continue to build a welcoming, equitable, and empowering environment for all students at Lincoln. I am excited about teaching Chemistry, Physics, and Genome Science this year! I have been living in Seattle since 1998. My husband and I have two daughters, both in college. When not teaching, I like to read and discuss all things sciency, novels, and current events. I also love hiking and camping, swimming, movies, and walking my dog.
My name is Robin Ware and I am one of the Health and PE teachers at Lincoln! I grew up nearby in Federal Way and then moved to California for college and got degrees in both teaching and athletic training. I worked as an athletic trainer (a medical professional, not a personal trainer) at various high schools for 5 years before working at Boeing for a year. I missed teaching and decided to get back into working with students. I taught for two years at McClure Middle School and got to follow half my students to Lincoln (they’ll never escape me) where I’ve been since the school reopened. I am also the head volleyball coach here at Lincoln #threeteamsonefamily. In my spare time, I like to be lazy and watch movies and tv, bake/eat, and hang out with my husband and family, plus our 3 cats, and 1 dog. I also love to play volleyball, soccer, and pickleball, and just enjoy the Seattle-area in general!