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Christy Goodman (Art K-3) graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 1998 with a degree in Fine Arts. After 5 years teaching in private schools in St. Louis, Christy moved to Colorado to complete a Master's Degree in Education from Regis University in 2008. The 2017-2018 school year will be Christy's 12th year at Lincoln Academy. In her free time, Christy enjoys painting, drawing, illustration & baking fancy treats.Lizzy Horn (Art 5-6 and Music K-1) is an alumna of Lincoln Academy who graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in May of 2014. She student taught in a small city school in the Kentucky Appalachian Mountains, and was lucky enough to teach art to kids from 1st to 12th grade. Lizzy now lives in Colorado and spent her first year out of school substitute teaching for all ages and subjects around Jeffco. The 2017-2018 school year will be her third year teaching art and music. Lizzy is also a retired college swimmer, a swim coach, an avid reader, and enjoys any kind of new art techniques she can get her hands on.
Chris Martin (Physical Education K-8) is extremely excited to begin his 3rd year as physical education teacher at Lincoln Academy Charter School. Mr. Martin received his bachelor’s degree and teacher licensure from Metropolitan State University of Denver. His degree is in K-12 physical education. Mr. Martin is also the athletic director at Lincoln Academy. Mr. Martin resides with his family in Erie. He has two daughters, Alexandria, 10, and Taylor, who is 8.Kim McKinney (Library) is happy to be returning for her 14th year in the library. She was a parent at Lincoln for 12 years. Previously in Jefferson County she taught Elementary School, Reading and was a substitute. Kim is the mother to two boys, one is at CSU and another is in High School. She is also the "mother" to Blue the dog and Dewey and Penelope the cats. Kim is married to Jeff. In her free time she enjoys reading, walking, the mountains and hanging out with her family.Debbie McNutt (Elementary Technology) received her bachelor’s degree in Business Computer Systems from New Mexico State University in 1987 and worked for IBM Corporation for 11 years. She received her Masters in Secondary Education at the University of Denver in 1997. Mrs. McNutt came to Lincoln with 4 years of experience teaching high school in the Thornton area teaching digital media and math. The 2017-18 school year will be Mrs. McNutt’s eighth year at Lincoln Academy and she is excited to continue her focus on elementary keyboarding and technology skills. Mrs. McNutt loves to spend her free time with her husband and three children, as well as running, scrapbooking, and watching movies.Imogene Salva (Spanish 2-5) grew up between Poland and New York City. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in French from the University of Paris, France, and a Masters of Arts in Linguistics at The University of New York City (Queens College). Growing up in such ethnically and culturally rich environments has enriched her teaching experience. She is a mother to Krystian and Carolina Salva, and a grandmother. Family is where we find our identity, safety, security, companionship, care…. All this and much more is what we want you to find at Lincoln Academy Elementary and Middle School and specifically in Spanish class. Her hobbies include reading, writing traveling and missionary charities. Her book “The Good Maharaja” about her mother’s life as an exile and escape to freedom will be published by TPRS Publishing this summer.Karen Ullman (Music 2-5) is beginning her 15th year of teaching here at Lincoln Academy. Mrs. Ullman studied music at the University of Northern Colorado and earned her teaching certificate at Metropolitan State College in Denver. In addition, she has taught piano privately for 24 years. Mrs. Ullman has had a lifelong love of music, particularly jazz and improvisation. In addition to playing piano, she sings, plays flute, clarinet, guitar, and is currently studying violin. She is married and has three boys who are all grown. On the rare occasion that she has spare time, she enjoys hanging out with the family, watching baseball, doing needlework, gardening and skiing.Specials EAJeanne Murchison (Art, Music, PE, Technology)