Say hello to the newest members of the Lincoln School faculty community! We are thrilled to welcome them to campus to kick off the 2020–21 school year.
LS/MS/US School Faculty
Katie DaRosa joins Lincoln as the 5th Grade Assistant Teacher. She has a B.A. in Youth Development with a concentration in mental and physical wellness from Rhode Island College and will be finishing her M.A. in the same discipline with a concentration in Equity and Justice in the spring of 2021. She has been working in the field of education for seven years, as a teacher assistant in Early Childhood for over six years and a graduate assistant in the Community, Equity, and Diversity Division at Rhode Island College, in which she worked on initiatives in community engagement, strategic planning, and culturally responsive work. She is a practitioner of yoga and mindfulness, enjoys being in nature and around dogs, and loves exploring different restaurants in Providence.
Chloé Hurley is thrilled to be back on Butler Avenue, having attended Lincoln from kindergarten through 9th grade. She cannot wait to work with upper schoolers in 9th and 10th grade English, having previously taught elementary and college students. After studying History at the University of Pennsylvania, Chloé completed a law degree at New York University, and has experience in social justice and criminal defense work. When she isn't in the classroom, she can almost definitely be found reading on her Kindle or running around the East Side, training for a road race.
Don Mays joins Lincoln as a member of the Performing Arts faculty. He is originally from St. Louis, though he has been in Rhode Island for over 30 years. He has been involved in the arts all of his life as an actor, director (theatre), filmmaker, photographer and even a short stent as a stand-up comic (yes, he thinks he's funny). His theatre training and experience has shaped every aspect of his life and made him the person he is today. Through the arts, Don likes to encourage students to explore, examine and challenge themselves and the world around them in ways that are mentally, physically, emotionally and socially enriching.
Outside of the classroom, he likes to be physically active, biking, playing pick-up games with his two sons, or walking with his camera photographing urban landscapes, nature, and people everywhere. He also directs plays for local theatres and produces independent films which he writes, produces, and directs. Don has had his photography in gallery exhibits in Providence on several occasions in the last two years.
Sophia is joining Lincoln as a member of the Upper School English faculty. She moved to Rhode Island from New Hampshire, where she worked as an English teacher, snowboarding coach, and all-gender dorm parent at a boarding school for the past four years. Her areas of academic interest include poetry and contemporary essay, but she will read just about anything. In addition to teaching, she enjoys walking, biking, Netflix, video and board games, and strength training. She has a seven-year-old cat named Prince, who is from Providence.