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Announcing Two Lincoln School Leaders

As the summer sun begins to wane, and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils fill the air, it can only mean one thing: the first day of school! Over 400 students from Little to Upper School are convening on campus today, and in the spirit of new beginnings we are thrilled to announce two Lincoln leaders with longtime service to our community–Jane Palestine Jamieson ’71, the incoming chair of Lincoln's Board of Trustees, and Catherine Syner Shaghalian ’96, the incoming president of the Lincoln School Alumnae Association.

In her new role as Board chair, and as a member of our board for the past 10+ years, Jane is deeply committed to Lincoln School's vision and success.

"I'm thrilled to lead the Lincoln School Board of Trustees, and to be able to give back to this community that I love so much," said Jane. “It's a particularly exciting time to be a part of Lincoln School, which is leading the way in all-girls education on a national scale. I've loved working with Martha Boss Bennett ’85 P'14,'16,'22 during her time as chair, and I look forward to seeing all the things we can accomplish going forward."

Jane retired several years ago as executive vice president of Marketing at Fidelity Investments after a 28-year career there, with experience across marketing, product development, and corporate communications.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lehigh University and a Master of Science degree in communications from Boston University. In addition to her role on Lincoln’s Board of Trustees, she serves as a Trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and served for 15 years on the Lehigh University Board of Trustees including five as vice chair. Jane and her husband, Fred, have two grown sons (Will and Peter) and live in Waban, Massachusetts.

Catherine, an associate attorney with the law firm of Orson and Brusini, Ltd. in Providence, is a trial attorney and litigator with a focus on business and commercial litigation. She lives in Seekonk, Massachusetts with her husband and two children. In her role as president of the Alumnae Association Board, Catherine will also sit on the Board of Trustees.

Catherine received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Spanish magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2000, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University School of Law in 2003.

“I am humbled and honored to assume the position of president of the Lincoln School Alumnae Association. I look forward to engaging with Lincoln alumnae across the decades,” said Catherine. “Lincoln has given me so much, from an unparalleled education to lifelong friendships.  I welcome the opportunity to serve the alumnae community during this vibrant and exciting time in Lincoln’s history.”

Please join us in congratulating and thanking these two remarkable alumnae for their dedication to Lincoln School.