Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Tim Legere

“The first face you meet when you come in the gate is always a hello, and that’s the last thing you see when you leave, too,” shared Grade 4 teacher, Tim Legere, about his impressions of Lincoln. “It’s welcoming and warm.” Tim is in his 33rd year of teaching, a career he chose after spending a summer working with children with disabilities. “I was already accepted into a pre-med program, but I knew I wanted to be a teacher,” he said. Since then, he has taught in Maine, USA, Paraguay, Morocco, Mexico, and now, Nepal. “It’s the challenge, both in school and in the community,” Tim expressed. “It’s opening myself up to new and different experiences while still getting to apply the trade that I absolutely love.” New learning is something Tim enjoys discussing with friends and family. “When I learn something, I want to share it, and every day is a learning experience.” The small-but-impactful moments, like the welcome each day at Lincoln’s gate, are what inspire him. “There’s not one big thing that inspires me; it’s a great song, it’s a great attitude, it’s those little things that lead you up to being the best that you can be.” We are fortunate that Tim is here to help our students be the best they can be.