Welcome New Secondary Teachers 18-19

We are pleased to welcome the incoming secondary teachers for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as share some internal shifts in teaching roles.

Derek Harwell holds a Masters Degree in International Education from Endicott College as well as a K-12 Administrative Certificate in Technology Integration from John Hopkins University. He has spent many years abroad in Amsterdam and Italy,  most recently with AAIE (Association for the Advancement of International Education). Derek will be joining us as the Director of Communication and Technology.

David Young holds a Masters Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from the State University of New York and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of San Francisco. David has worked at several international schools including The Anglo American School in Moscow and The International School of Bangkok. David will be the Director of Teaching and Learning and teach High School Physics.

Currently the Dean of Academics for English and a High School English and Drama teacher at Sugar Bowl Academy, Joanne Knox will be joining us from California. She holds a Masters Degree Literature from Middlebury College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the State University of New York. Joanne will be teaching HS English and HS humanities at Lincoln. She will be joined by her husband Andrew and their daughter.

As a humanities teacher at Sugar Bowl Academy in California, Andrew Knox holds a Masters Degree in Geography from the University of Oregon. Over the last fifteen years, he has taught economics, history, and humanities in several states across the United States. Andrew will be joining us as the HS Social Studies teacher.

Tyler Banks is currently the MS Humanities Teacher at American International School Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He holds a Masters Degree in Secondary English from the College of New Jersey. He will be joining Lincoln School as the MS Language Arts and Humanities teacher and will be accompanied by his wife Hilary and their two children.

Hilary Banks will be the K-12 Counselor at Lincoln School. Over the last six years, she has been the College and K-12 Counselor at the American International School Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She holds a Master’s Degree of Education in the areas of Guidance and Counseling from City University in Seattle Washington.

Michelle Rinker has been an international educator for over two decades working at six different international schools, most recently in Nanjing, China. Michelle holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia. She will be joining Lincoln School as our K-12 Librarian and Media Specialist.

Don Adams has worked internationally for over thirty-five years. He holds multiple teaching certificates and degrees. His last post was at The American International School of Monterrey in Mexico, and earlier this year Don came to Lincoln School to support the Upper-Level Math courses. He will be returning as the High School Math teacher.

Teneshia Taylor is currently teaching MS Math and Science and will continue in this role next school year. Teneshia and her family joined the Lincoln School community this year from Washington D.C. Her family has previously lived in Senegal and Haiti. Teneshia holds a Masters Degree and is pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Mike Anthony has over two decades of experience in counseling in international schools and communities including Lebanon, Kenya, Brazil, Singapore, Burma, and Ethiopia. He has a Master’s in School Counseling from Plymouth State University. Mike joined the Lincoln School Community this year, and he will be returning as the College Counselor next school year.