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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 has presented at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College and is a co-presenter at the 2017 NJ Principal and Supervisors Association Fall 2017 Conference.

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.


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Principal - Mr. Matt Carlin
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Welcome to the 2017-2018 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.

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

* Please refer to the Principal's "Summer Parent Letter" for more information regarding Back To School & start of the 2017-2018 year Overview of Various Programs At Our School

Targets for the 2017-2018 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 excellence

Transition into the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)

  • *Developing our knowledge base and expertise as we adopt the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and introduce new curriculum to students in order to promote their achievement with the Science and Engineering Practices and concepts at their respective grade levels.

Introduction and Analysis of a Math Continuum at all grades to promote achievement in the area of writing about and making models within math.

During the 2017-2018 school year, teachers will introduce a grade level continuum in the classroom to their students that will identify benchmark indicators related to solving math word problems and expression of solutions through writing and/or developing models.

Analyzing Student Performance and Informing Instructional Practice

  • *Analyzing 2017 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.

Introducing a L-H Community Study of Growth Mindset Theory for all students, staff and parents

  • The entire Lincoln-Hubbard School community (students, staff and parents) will begin a study/exploration of "Growth Mindset Theory", its foundations within brain-based learning as well as strategies we can add to our "learning toolbelts" to promote resiliency, a positive outlook and achievement as lifelong learners!

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 - including the introduction of our very first "L-H Parent Book Club" series, as we engage in the reading of the book "Mindsets in the Classroom" by Mary Cay Ricci.

Promotion of our physical and emotional health

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

*This year, we will use the data obtained from a "Student Climate Survey" to identify areas within the school that we can focus on further enhancing in order to promote a healthy and safe learning environment at Lincoln-Hubbard School.

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 the purchasing of new swings for our playground and a continued development of an outstanding Cultural Arts program for 2017-2018. The L-H 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

- Daily "W.I.N." time for all students where the first 25 minutes of the day is dedicated to each student working on an individualized goal - with the help and guidance of all building staff.

After-school Clubs - including "Robotics"

Award winning

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

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 including the return of a 10-day residency, "Circus Minimus- Circus Around the World!"

Writer-in-the-Classroom Chorus / Orchestra / Band Pillars of Pride Program Art in the Classroom Grade 1-3 Talent Show L-H Theater 2017 Musical - The Wizard of Oz 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