Our program is a two way immersion program designed to emphasize challenging standards in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies while enriching our student’s development in both their first language and a second language. In a two-way immersion classroom, the ratio of native English speakers to native Spanish speakers is at least 35:65. Two-way immersion is specifically designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners.
Lincoln Elementary serves 367 students with 48 certified and classified staff. Staff members are committed to ensuring that all students gain the academic knowledge and skills necessary for continued success. Lincoln staff work to identify and interrupt practices that reflect personal, professional or institutional racism thereby reducing the likelihood that race will predict a student’s graduation rate, qualification for special education or attention to school discipline. Additionally, our commitment includes recruiting and retaining staff members who represent our students and families.
Aaron Hale, Principal
Aaron Hale has been the principal at Lincoln Elementary since February 2015. In 1997 he began at Lincoln as a volunteer, became a student teacher, and then served as classroom teacher until 2007. After serving as an administrator in Falls City for four years, Aaron returned to the Corvallis School District to serve as principal of Franklin in 2011. Mr. Hale values the strengths of each child and promotes growth mindset. He collaborates with educators, families, and community partners to meet the needs of each student. He is champion for bilingual education and stands for all children.