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Nine New Faculty Members Join Lincoln School!
Nine New Faculty Members Join Lincoln School!

Welcome, new faculty members! Can't wait for a wonderful 2017-2018 school year!


Nancy Burlingame, Grade 1 Assistant Teacher

Nancy has worked in Lower School in multiple capacities, first in the spring of 2015 when she filled in as the Learning Skills Specialist, next as the Grade 4 teacher in 2015–16, and then as a substitute. She holds a B.S. in Education from Wheelock College and brings many years of experience as a classroom teacher, resource room teacher, and tutor. We all appreciate Nancy's warmth and expertise.

Kim Conrad, Grade 4 Assistant Teacher

Kimberly completed her Master's degree in Elementary Education at Lesley University while gaining experience as an apprentice teacher at an independent school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Haverford College, where she majored in Psychology, minored in Educational Studies, and realized an appreciation of Quaker pedagogy. A native of Worcester, MA, she is an avid podcast listener, recently took up pottery, and enjoys tap dancing. This summer, Kim worked as a Curriculum Advisor and mentor to new teachers at the Explo at Wheaton summer program. She is thrilled to be settling into Providence in the fall and looks forward to joining the Lincoln community.

Jessica (Jess) Kimball-Veeder, Middle School History Teacher

After graduating from Middlebury College in February 2011, Jess spent five years teaching history at the Derryfield School in Manchester, NH, which confirmed that a history teacher is also a teacher of reading and writing. Therefore, Jess enrolled in the Boston University School of Education last fall and graduated in May 2017 with a Masters in Literacy Education. Jess, recently married, loves the ocean, practicing yoga, reading Young Adult novels, baking, and relaxing with friends and family. She looks forward to meeting her students and their families this year!

Ann Natalizia, Oak Assistant Teacher

Ann is a Rhode Island native from Smithfield. She has been a teacher for many years and has had the pleasure of working with a variety of ages in many different settings. Her favorite age group has always been young children, and she operated her own preschool at one point. She now lives in Wrentham, MA, with her husband David. Her daughter Hannah lives in Franklin, MA, and son Sam in Brooklyn, NY. She is excited to be a part of Lincoln School and to begin a year of discovery, growth, and joy!

Kristin Raia, Grade 5 Classroom Teacher

Kristin was born and raised in New York and came to Rhode Island to attend Providence College. After graduating with Elementary and Special Education degrees, she moved to the D.C. Metro area where she taught at an independent school in Potomac, MD. She found her way back to New England in 2012 and has been tutoring students in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is eager to return to the classroom and is excited be joining the Lincoln community this school year. Kristin resides on the East Side with her husband, Mike, and their two children, Maggie and Reid.

Heather Rigney, Lower School Art Specialist

Heather is a veteran teacher who taught Grade 7–8 art in the Warwick Public Schools from 1997–2011. She is a Rhode Island native who resides in Pawtuxet Village, Cranston, with her husband and daughter. For the past few years, Heather has written and published a historical fantasy trilogy which takes place in Pawtuxet Village and is centered around the burning of the Gaspee incident and a nefarious mermaid. In her spare time when she is not writing, Heather enjoys cross-country mountain biking, paddle-boarding, snowboarding, hiking, painting, gardening, and eating donuts. She is looking forward to joining the Lincoln School community and hopes you will stop in her art room and say hello!

Mia Leigh Rotondi (soon-to-be Puddington), Upper School English Teacher

After completing her master's degree at Brown University, during which time she student taught at Lincoln School, Mia is excited to return to campus this fall as a full-time member of the English Department. She graduated cum laude with distinction in the Major Field from Connecticut College, where she majored in English and minored in Economics. She then spent the first few years of her career working in marketing in Boston before pursuing her passion for teaching. Mia is thrilled to officially become a Lynx and continue to build meaningful relationships with students through literature.

Susan Tamboe, Ginkgo-M Assistant Teacher

A native Rhode Islander, Susan graduated from the University of Rhode Island and taught in Providence for several years. She then worked at Hasbro Toy Company in the Corporate Risk Management department. Susan is very familiar with Lincoln, as her daughter, Kelsey, graduated in 2013. With teaching as her true passion, Susan joined Lincoln School as a substitute in 2016. She loves to travel with her family, cook, work in her garden, and take long walks with her yellow lab, Bailey.

Jake Turner, Upper School Physics Teacher

Jake grew up in Tewksbury, MA, where he became very interested in science and space, going on to pursue a Physics degree from Skidmore College, where he met his now-wife Kate who teaches Biology at Moses Brown. After graduating, he taught physics at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT and began a Master's program online from the University of North Dakota in Spaceflight. Jake and Kate live in Federal Hill with two cats, Fred and Maya. Jake loves all things tech, both old and new; participating in things that really let you feel and be in control of the laws of nature surrounding you (like Formula 1 car racing); and music—they have an extensive record collection!


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