LSS Has a New Phone Number
To Parents of LSS Students:
Lincoln Street School's phone number has been changed to:
Please take note of this when contacting the school.
Principal's July Letter
As the new Interim Principal of the Lincoln Street School, I am writing this letter to introduce myself to the school community, let you know what my first few days have been like, and let you know how happy I am to be serving this school and district.
Although I officially began my duties on July 1st, I met with outgoing Principal Dick Keays and Associate Superintendent Paul Flynn in late June to help make a smooth transition. Of course the office staff and school administrators and directors have been very helpful, but I have also greatly appreciated meeting staff members working in the summer program as well as staff members who have just dropped by to welcome me. With each day, I have come to know more about LSS, all of which has confirmed that Lincoln Street School is a terrific, well-run school with a dedicated staff and strong parental and community support.
This is the seventh school district for me in what is now a forty-four year career. I taught for six years as a high school math and computer teacher in Billerica MA, followed by seven years at Timberlane Regional High School, two as a math & science department head followed by five as an assistant principal. I also served that district as a technology director. I spent fifteen years as a high school principal, ten as a principal of Milford AREA Senior High School in Milford NH and then another five years as principal of Melrose MA High School. I spent eleven years in the Beverly MA Public Schools, five as Assistant Superintendent and six as Superintendent. Most recently, I served for four years as Superintendent of the Newmarket School District.
I love what I do. I have been blessed with a long and successful career, all of which has been guided by my primary goal – to make a difference in the lives of children. And now I find myself serving as your Principal for the 2014-15 school year. I am very comfortable with the principal role, having worked many years as one and also having hired and mentored numerous other principals at all levels. I have worked with some terrific elementary school principals and teachers, learning much about leadership, teaching, and learning at the elementary level. Dick Keays was clearly such a principal, and I already understand how fortunate you were to have him as principal for so long and how fortunate I am to be following in his footsteps!
I am so appreciative of having been given the opportunity to work here, and I look forward to getting to know our educators, students, and parents! Please feel free to stop by the school office to say hello. I look forward to working with you to make 2014-15 a very successful school year!
Champions for Children 2014