Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so very happy to have our students back with us full-time! This year will mark my sixteenth year serving as an elementary principal with East Penn School District and fifth year at Lincoln Elementary School. I’ve been an administrator with the district since 2002. Prior to that my career took me to two neighboring school districts, Brandywine Heights Area School District and the Pottstown School District. I worked with Brandywine as an Instructional Support Teacher and Itinerant Special Education Teacher. This was followed by my introduction into administration as the Director of Special Education for Brandywine. I then traveled to the Pottstown School District where I was the Elementary Supervisor of Special Education before landing with the East Penn School District as the Elementary Supervisor of Special Education and then as an elementary principal. It is my privilege to be a part of such a remarkable school community.
Lincoln Elementary School, home of the Lincoln Lions, is one of seven elementary
schools in the East Penn School District. Our school presently houses 400 students in
Kindergarten through Grade Five. The staff includes eighteen classroom teachers, three
Learning Support teachers, one gifted specialist, four related arts teachers, an
Instructional Specialist (IS), school counselor, school psychologist, nurse, and
numerous support personnel. The three-floor facility consists of eighteen classrooms,
three small group instruction rooms, an All-Purpose Room (cafeteria/gymnasium),
music and art rooms, and a library/media center.
Lincoln is a very unique and diverse neighborhood school on the normally quiet Seem
Street in Emmaus. That is until school days, when the 200th block of Seem Street
transforms into a spirited community of student bus/car riders, and walkers; parents,
grandparents, and siblings; and lots of lively pets!
Each year students at Lincoln are empowered to follow three Pawsitive Steps: Be
Respectful; Be Responsible; and Be Safe. We teach them our expectations for each of
these during class meetings and assemblies. Additionally, we celebrate students at our
“Lion’s Pride” Assemblies and recognize them for outstanding work and positive
behavior. The talented and dedicated staff and the caring families of Lincoln work
cooperatively throughout the school year to assist our students in developing
emotionally and socially, as well as academically, so they successfully grow into
productive, responsible, and respectful citizens.
We have an outstanding Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at Lincoln that helps us
acquire many items that supplement the educational program of every student here at
Lincoln. There has been a pause on some of our school events due to the pandemic,
however, we look forward to instituting them once again, hopefully soon!
I am confident this will be an amazing year at Lincoln! Our staff strives to provide a
learning environment that is warm and safe for our students while focusing on learning
rather than on teaching while encouraging student responsibility and a love for learning.
I look forward to greeting the children every day with smiles, hugs, and high fives! If you
have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lynn B. Brinckman, Principal