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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 Conference - "Empower," and the TMI Professional Learning Consortium on topics such as brain-based learning and leadership.  He has also developed professional development and parent community workshops in the area of "Growth Mindset Theory," which continues to be an area of engagement and celebration for the entire Lincoln-Hubbard School community.  

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 2021-2022 school year!   

As we prepare to enter into the 2021-2022 school year, let’s continue to work together and set the example for your children - our students - by continuing to embrace and demonstrate the following qualities that have  assured that “specialness” that is “L-H”:

Embrace a positive/growth mindset 

Take care of each other ( students, teachers, parents, and principal all invested to show empathy and take care of each other)...because navigating a global pandemic is hard enough.

Engage as a community - regularly, with transparency and sincerity 

Support for our teachers and staff who are making it happen by celebrating them and taking time to let them know you see their efforts.  In the same respect, teachers and principal supporting and celebrating the achievements and efforts of our students and parents. 

Look at this year as a homecoming - our school community is back together again - first time really since March 13th, 2020.  A homecoming is a celebration - so welcome your fellow parents, say hi, ask “How are you?,” remind your children to do the same for their classmates, in the same respect. 

Who says you can’t go home?  WELCOME HOME, L-H PRIDE!

* Please refer to the Principal's "Summer Parent Letter" for more information regarding Back To School & start of the 2021-2022 year.



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