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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 delivers a variety of professional development workshops within the District and is a co-presenter of the “Brain-Based Learning” workshop series that is requirement for all non-tenured staff in Summit. He has presented at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, the NJ Principal and Supervisors Association Fall 2017 Conference - "Empower," and the TMI Professional Learning Consortium on topics such as brain-based learning and leadership.

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 Pennsylvania, with his wife, Tracy, who is also an educator. They have three children.  


"We Take PRIDE in Learning @ Lincoln-Hubbard School"
Principal - Mr. Matt Carlin
908-273-1333 (ext.6450)

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  


This year, we will need each other like never before.  We will need to lean on each other, cheer for each other, support each other, understand each other and celebrate each other like never before - and yes - the “little victories count.”  When all is said and done - this will be a moment in time for all of us and your children.  So, let’s make the moment count to the best of our ability - in a way that sets a lifelong example for them.   


In the end. when we return to the school format we “used to know” - our experiences now and how we interacted with each other will be important because the dust will have settled.  

Let’s take care of each other, L-H.  

* Please refer to the Principal's "Summer Parent Letter" for more information regarding Back To School & start of the 2020-2021 year.



Academic Activities

After-school Clubs - including "Robotics," "Mindfulness," "Cooking," "Lego Architects," and much more!

Award winning L-H Chess Team that competes both within Summit and inter-district chess tournaments.

Parent Workshops including Family Math, Family Science, Family Technology, Growth Mindset, and introduction of a Family Literacy Night program. 




Overview of The Arts at Lincoln-Hubbard - 

We are extremely proud of the development and success of our Musical Theatre program at Lincoln Hubbard School.  Our partnership with local organizations such as SPARC ( Summit Performing Arts Resource   Committee) has enabled our students to shine on stage and behind the scenes over the years in productions including: The Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, Suessical, Annie.

Additionally, our students in grades 4 and 5 experience a 10 day residency when the circus comes to town as L-H welcomes "Circus Around the World" with Mr. Kevin O'Keefe every other year.  This 10 day residency engages students in a study of cultures from around the world and also gives them the opportunity to learn various circus arts.  On the final day - they perform in an actual circus!

Other programs that are featured as part of our school experience include: author visitation / Grade 5 Select Chorus / Orchestra / Grade 4 & 5 Band / Pillars of Pride Program /Art in the Classroom/ Grade 1-3 Talent Show/ , 3-D Design and Printing






Extra Curricular

L-H Cares Community Service Program, L-H Chess Team, Grade 5 Safety Patrol, New Student Lunches, After School Enrichment, After School  PTO Sponsored Playdates, PTO Family Movie Night, PTO  Boys Night Out, PTO Sweetheart Dance,Thanksgiving Food Drive,  Buddy Classes