Residential Life Student Handbook

Residential Life Student Handbook2024-04-10T20:13:12-04:00


Welcome to Lincoln Academy

The Resident Student Handbook is intended to help you have a great experience as a member of the Lincoln Academy Residential Community.

The people who work here at Lincoln Academy are very kind and thoughtful. We all want you to have a terrific experience here. If you have any questions, please just ask us and we will help you.

There is an important question for you to consider while you are here. That question is, “What does it mean to be a member of the Lincoln Residential Community?”

There are as many answers to this question as there are people who live at Lincoln Academy.  At the same time, we all have things in common.

For instance, we are involved in the community.  For over 200 years Lincoln Academy has prepared students to be citizens. Being a citizen requires you to be involved in the life of the community you are part of.  As a resident student at Lincoln you are an important member of an active, involved community.

We communicate a lot. There is always a lot going on in our community, so we need to be in touch with each other to make sure things go well.

We talk about respect and other important ideas.  Being respectful to each other and to ourselves makes life in our community better. Aspiration is another important idea we will be talking about this year.

Last but certainly not least, we have fun.  The people who live here like living here. We enjoy our time together and look forward to enjoying our time with you.

If you have any questions, please just ask.

Recent Updates:

Contact Residential Life

Monica Tan : Residential Life Director, TOFEL Site Coordinator - Dorm Parent
Monica Tan 207-563-3596 ext. 2224

Mrs. Tan has worked at Lincoln Academy since 2019 when she and her family moved in as a dorm family. Mrs. Tan moved into the role of Director of Resident Life in 2022. She loves working with teenagers and learning about their culture and countries. Before LA, she was a dorm director and college counselor in San Francisco, a biology teacher in Malaysia and at different times an elementary and middle school Math and Science teacher in Texas. In her spare time she loves traveling, reading, crafting and pottery, growing things, and watching Korean dramas.

Academic Affiliations:

BA International Relations, Baylor University

BA Religions, Baylor University

Texas Teacher Certification Program

MS Education, Technology, Lamar University

Jacob Abbott : Dean of Students—Dorm Parent
Jacob Abbott (207) 563-3596 ext. 2222

Jake Abbott has been a part of the LA community since 2006. Jake has worked in a variety of roles at the school. Jake supports the operations of the school, shares in the management of student discipline, and supports many student programs, extra-curricular activities and initiatives to get students involved in learning and exploring new opportunities. Jake is also responsible for the school's residential population, working closely with the Director of Residential Life and the various departments that support it. Jake is also very involved in the local community serving as a member of the Newcastle Fire Department, where is also on the Board of Trustees.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Maine, Augusta
M.S. Education Leadership, University of Southern Maine

Wechat: eekabbott
Cell/Whatsapp: +1 207-831-6879

Trish Jonason : Residential Life Staff
Trish Jonason

Trish is joining the Residential Life staff fresh off of a 2-year hiatus in Germany. Living abroad allowed Trish to be closer to her family and for her kids to become bilingual. Prior to Germany, Trish and her family lived in Massachusetts, where she worked as a music therapist at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, providing therapeutic intervention to hospitalized children. Music continues to play an important role in Trish’s life and she looks forward to exploring music-making opportunities here in Midcoast Maine. Trish is also the mother to an incoming freshman at LA, and is looking forward to settling down and unpacking after years on the move.

Academic Affiliation:

Anna Maria College, BA

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