Information for LA Families

School Year 2024-25

Welcome to Lincoln Academy. We hope some parent questions are answered on this page. Please refer to our Staff Directory to contact specific teachers or other staff.

The Lincoln Academy Parent Association meets monthly. You can find out more information and their meeting dates at this link.

Find more information below and at the links on the right side of this page.

Register for the 2024-25 School Year:

  • Information about how to register for the 2024-25 school year will be emailed to all incoming and returning parents at the end of June, 2024.


  • Coaches’ information and practice schedules can be found on the LA Athletics page.
  • The Athletics Calendar can be found at this link.
  • All students will need to have a sports physical within 2 years of the beginning of the season. Please have your doctor fill out the sports physical form, which can be printed and downloaded at this link.
  • Families will also have to complete the Sports Participation permission form online as part of the PowerSchool registration process.


  • All students at Lincoln Academy are required to bring their own laptop to school.
  • Please see detailed information on the Technology for Parents page.
  • Other acceptable devices for Lincoln Academy academic work are:
    • PC laptops with at least Windows 10 and current wireless cards
    • Mac OS laptops with at least OS X and current wireless hardware
  • Please note that tablets are no longer recommended as school devices. We have found that tablets lack the functionality needed for some academic platforms at LA.

Back to School Dates 2024

  • August 27, 6 pm in the gym: 9th grade parent meeting
  • Wednesday, August 28, 8am-1 pm: 9th Grade Orientation, Students begin their day in the gym.
  • Thursday, August 29, 8 am-2:35 pm: First day of school (adapted A-day schedule, no vocational classes). Students begin their day in advisor classrooms
  • Friday, August 30, 8 am-2:35 pm: Second day of school (adapted B-day schedule, no vocational classes). Students begin their day in advisor classrooms
  • Monday, September 2: Labor Day, no school
  • Tuesday, September 3: A day, no vocational classes.

Get involved with the Lincoln Academy Parent Association (LAPA)

  • Monthly gatherings include opportunities to socialize, volunteer, and discuss relevant topics.
  • Find out more and see a meeting schedule at this link.

Links for Parents:


Jenny Mayher : Director of Communications
Jenny Mayher (207) 563-3596 ext. 2112

Jenny Mayher grew up on the campus of an independent school in Tarrytown, New York, where her parents were teachers, so taking a job at Lincoln Academy in 2014 seemed a natural fit. In her role of Communications Director Jenny is responsible for Lincoln Academy's social media, website, weekly newsletter, press, photography, and publications, including the school's annual alumni magazine, Aerie. She co-advises the Lincoln Academy Eagle's Talon student newspaper and co-teaches the Yearbook and Communications class. She is the parent of two recent LA graduates, Essie Martin '17 (Bates College '22) and Jojo Martin '20 (Tufts University '25).

Academic Affiliations:

A.B. Social Anthropology, Harvard College
M.A. Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Deanna Pierpan : Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Deanna Pierpan 12075633596

Deanna Pierpan grew up in Massachusetts and spent a lot of time visiting her husband's parents and her grandparents and cousins all over Maine.  It was a natural progression and long time goal of moving to Midcoast Maine with her husband and children that was realized in 2018.  Deanna spent much of her professional career managing software development projects for various consulting firms and asset management companies in New England and Europe, but more recently has been an office manager in real estate and healthcare. Combining these experiences with a desire to  engage with her community, led her to being a part of the Lincoln Academy community as Mr. Burrough's assistant.  Her son, Harrison is in the class of 2023 and her sons, Hamilton and Anderson are in the class of 2026.

Her favorite past-time is spending time with and traveling with her family - she believes community and civic engagement, as well as a broad knowledge of the world is really important.  When she isn't on the go, Deanna likes to "dabble" in pretty much anything from needlepoint and DIY home renovations to outdoor activities like hiking and downhill skiing, and she enjoys being a maker of an organic skincare and wellness product line.  She received two degrees from Stonehill College, a BS in Business Administration and then later a BA in English Literature.

Heather D’Ippolito : Director of Community Engagement and Development
Heather D’Ippolito (207) 563-3596 x2218

Heather joined the Community Engagement and Development Office at Lincoln Academy in January 2020 and became Director of the office in June of 2022. She has spent her career in education, and is particularly passionate about connecting young people to real world learning experiences. A born and raised Mainer, Heather feels very fortunate to call the midcoast home. She lives in Bremen with her husband and her daughter.

Academic Affiliations: 

Saint Michael's College, BA in English

Lehman College (CUNY), MS in Secondary English Education

Carole Brinkler : Student Life Executive Assistant
Carole Brinkler (207) 563-3596 ext. 2103
Buckeye born and bred, Mrs. Brinkler has been coming to Maine since she was a baby.  She began her career in Maine immediately after her college graduation, and has been involved in education for well over twenty five years beginning on the collegiate administrative level in Portland. Carole moved to the midcoast region to raise her beautiful family (Alexis '09 and Liam '16)  with her husband Michael (class of '84).  She served on the Great Salt Bay Community school board for just under twenty years and is very involved with various boards within her community. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family (adores grandchildren, Devin and Owen) and friends, traveling, outdoor activities, reading and music.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Personnel Management, Urbana University

Hilary Petersen : Associate Director of Admissions
Hilary Petersen (207) 563-3596 ext. 1107

Mrs. Petersen has worked at Lincoln Academy since 2015 and sincerely enjoys the one-on-one interactions she has with students from all over the world. Before LA, she taught high school boys at The Deck House School in Edgecomb, Maine.  Mrs. Petersen is active in the local community and volunteers with the AOS93 Adult Education Board and the  North Nobleboro Community Association. She loves reading and gardening in her spare time, but most of all, spending time with her husband and two children in midcoast Maine.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Biology, Providence College
B.A. Chemistry, Providence College