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Mr. Matt Carlin

Principal, Lincoln-Hubbard School

Mr. Matt Carlin was named Principal of Lincoln- Hubbard Elementary School in June 2005. Under his leadership, Lincoln-Hubbard has continued to demonstrate academic excellence both within New Jersey and on a national level. Mr. Carlin has worked with the Lincoln-Hubbard community to develop an outstanding cultural arts/theater program, embrace its cultural diversity, ensuring an environment that nurtures the social and emotional well-being of its students, and complete a redesign of the school library into a state-of-the-art “Learning Commons.”

Prior to being named principal, Mr. Carlin taught at Brayton Elementary School for ten years at various grade levels. He has delivered a variety of professional development workshops within the district and is a co-presenter of the “Brain-Based Learning” workshop that is required for all non-tenured staff in Summit. He recently presented at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College.

Mr. Carlin holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Moravian College, a M.A. in Education from Saint Peter’s College and a M.A. in Educational Administration from Rutgers University.

Mr. Carlin lives in Palmer, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Tracy, who is also an educator. They have three children.



WELCOME TO THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR!

"We Take PRIDE In Learning"
Principal - Mr. Matt Carlin
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"PASSION and FAMILY"

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We are excited with the return of our students, families, and staff. Lincoln-Hubbard strives to promote achievement and success for each learner through a highly valued home and school partnership. This year will be no exception.


* Please refer to the Principal's "Summer Parent Letter" for more information regarding Back To School & start of the 2016-2017 year Overview of Various Programs At Our School

Targets for the 2016-2017 school year at Lincoln-Hubbard

Planning and implementing instructional programs and initiatives

Planning and implementing instructional programs and initiatives that align with the BOE Focus Areas for 2015-2018. Focus Area #1: Raise achievement for all; provide a consistently excellent education at every level in an environment that empowers each child to reach his/her potential Focus Area #2: Cultivate a love of learning through outstanding curricula, inspirational instruction and well-supported teachers and staff, who are dedicated to excellence Focus Area #3:Sustain superior educational programs through timely investment, strong financial oversight and operational excellencet

Transition into the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)

  • *Developing our knowledge base and expertise as we transition during 2016-2017 into the September 2017 adoption of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

Develop in Reading/Writing across Curricular Areas


  • *Implementation of our “LH Literacy Plan (Year 3) – with a focus on tiered interventions to promote comprehension and writing about reading across the curriculum, while specifically aligning and to skills in both math and science.


Analyzing Student Performance and Informing Instructional Practice

  • *Analyzing 2016 PARCC assessment data to make informed decisions regarding student achievement and instructional practice. *
  • Implementation of pre-assessments (specifically) prior to each unit of study to make instructional decisions and measuring progress as indicated by formative and post-assessments - SGO development.

Elevating the classroom experience


  • *Knowing the individual learner and supporting his/her needs – including exploring strategies for engagement, ownership and building connections with students identified in a professional resource called “Teach Like A Pirate.”

Building and further enhancing home/school communications


Building and further enhancing home/school communications and programs for families- including continuation and enhancement of "1 to 1" contacts, REMIND 101, "Principal's Cafe - Grade 1&2 / Grades 3-5 Coffees," as well as developing informational seminars for parents on instructional practices and ways to support their child's learning at home.

Designing practices and resources to provide parents with greater access to "artifacts of learning" and exemplars of expected outcomes/strategies, so they may further support their child at home.

Continuing to promote healthy choices

Continuing to promote healthy choices and experiences for students through menu options, classroom celebrations, physical activity, and fun!

Nurturing the social and emotional well-being of each student

We will continue to invest in nurturing the social and emotional well-being of each student. This is accomplished in many ways. Our students and teachers "Take the Time" on a weekly basis to engage to connect with each other. We also build these connections through our monthly "Student/Staff Playdates," where we take a little bit of time out of our schedule to simply play and learn more about each other. Our weekly "L-H Goals" anchor our efforts to build community and celebrate our diversity. Our "Pillars of Pride" initiative invites our students/staff to celebrate pillars of character through an extended focus on what it means to be: respectful, responsible, trustworthy, fair, caring, and a productive citizen in a community. As always, we hope to build on and nurture the lessons and experiences our students bring with them from home. It's a home/school partnership!

Parent Teacher Organization

The Parent Teacher Organization at Lincoln-Hubbard and our parent involvement in general are an integral aspect of the daily life at our school. This year, the PTO has obtained funding and support for a variety of projects including bringing additional resources to our students in both performing and visual arts instruction. Our Cultural Arts committee identifies an outstanding variety of programs and presentations for our students to enjoy throughout the course of the school year. ** Please check our PTO website - thelionlink.com - for a wealth of information about L-H events and parent resources.


Academic Activities

"Rise and Shine" - morning support program After-school Clubs - including "Robotics" You Read To Me, I'll Read To You Parent Workshops Family Math Family Science Family Technology Field Trips District "Invention Convention"


The Arts

Cultural Arts Programs Writer-in-the-Classroom Chorus / Orchestra / Band Pillars of Pride Program Art in the Classroom Grade 1-3 Talent Show L-H Theater 2016-17 Musical - "Peter Pan Jr." L-H Lion Jazz Licks - Jazz Ensemble, Select Chorus 3-D Design and Printing


Extra Curricular

L-H Cares Community Service Program L-H Chess team Farmers Club Grade 5 Safety Patrol Mentoring Program New Student Lunches After School Enrichment After School Playdates Boys Night Out Dance Sweetheart Dance Thanksgiving Food Drive Holiday Family Fund Buddy Classes


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