Teachers & Staff

Lincoln Elementary School is fortunate to have an amazing team of educators working together to help our students succeed. Our teachers and staff are truly dedicated individuals. Not only are they experts in their fields, they are caring, compassionate people who have your child’s best interest at heart every day. Please take some time to get to know our team better! You are welcome to contact any one of them with your questions.


Administration

Jenna Seals
Administrative Intern
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Office Staff

Sophia Avila
School Secretary
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Amy Allen
School Nurse
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Veronica Saenz
Clerk
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Don Dargo

Principal

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With TCSD since: 1986

Education:

Master's Degree

Experience:

  • Two years as an elementary school principal
  • Seven years as a middle school vice principal
  • Nine years as a district administrator, Director of Child Welfare and Attendance
  • 14 years as a classroom teacher, grades 2nd – 8th


Jenna Seals

Administrative Intern

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Sophia Avila

School Secretary
(559) 685-7350

About Me

With TCSD since: 19 years

Education:

Administrative Medical/Dental Certification

 

Experience:

19 years working in the Tulare City School District 


Amy Allen

School Nurse
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Theresa Trujillo

School Secretary

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Veronica Saenz

Clerk

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Preschool

Nellie Ballesteros
Preschool Teacher (A.M.)
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Noemi Gil-Aguilar
Preschool Teacher (P.M.)
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Jenica Milanesio
Preschool Special Education Teacher
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Annilise Moran
Preschool Teacher (A.M.)
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Sylvia Palacios
Preschool Teacher (P.M.)
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Gina Tenhet
Special Education Preschool Teacher
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Kindergarten

Rafael Covarrubias
Kindergarten Teacher
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Jolee Maffia
Kindergarten Teacher
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First Grade

Tammy Scholta
Teacher
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Second Grade

Leticia Torres
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Nellie Ballesteros

Preschool Teacher (A.M.)

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Noemi Gil-Aguilar

Preschool Teacher (P.M.)
(559) 685-7350

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With TCSD since: 2008

Education:

Graduated College of the Sequoias in 2011 with Associates in Child Development.  Then pursued her Bachelor Degree at Brandman University where she graduated in 2014.

Experience:

Noemi started off as a co-op at the District office in 2008 while going to college. After working at the District for 2 years, she was then became a special education aide at Maple where she was for 4 years. After receiving her Bachelo's degree in 2014,she then got a position to be a Preschool teacher at Lincoln.

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Jenica Milanesio

Preschool Special Education Teacher

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Annilise Moran

Preschool Teacher (A.M.)

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Sylvia Palacios

Preschool Teacher (P.M.)

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Gina Tenhet

Special Education Preschool Teacher

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Rafael Covarrubias

Kindergarten Teacher

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Jolee Maffia

Kindergarten Teacher
(559) 685-7350

About Me

With TCSD since: 10

Education:

Mrs. Maffia received both her bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and her Teachering Credential specializing in Early Childhood Education from Fresno State.

She received her Masters in Education from National University in 2011.

Experience:

Mrs. Maffia started with Tulare City School District in 2007. She taught both fourth and sixth grade before moving to kindergarten.

 

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About Me

With TCSD since: First Year Teacher

Education:

Fresno Pacific University: BA in Liberal Studies, Minor in Spanish and Teaching Credential

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Tammy Scholta

Teacher
(559) 685-7350

About Me

With TCSD since: 1998

Education:

Mrs. Scholta graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies and a mulitple subject teaching credential from Fresno State University.

Experience:

Mrs. Scholta taught kindergarten from 1998-2011. In 2011, she moved to first grade.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 1995

Education:

Mrs. Robertson received her bachelor's in liberal studies and her teaching credential from Fresno State University. She also received a master's in language arts from Walden University.

Experience:

Mrs. Robertson has taught at Lincoln School since 1992. Her first seven years were in first grade and now she teaches second grade.

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Leticia Torres

Teacher
(559) 685-7350

About Me

With TCSD since: 2007

Education:

I was an instructional aide at Roosevelt School for 5 years. I then received my Bachelor's degree from Fresno Pacific University and my Master's degree from National University. I taught 7th grade Language Arts at Cherry Ave. Middle School for 7 years and I am currently teaching 2nd grade at Lincoln Elementary School.

Experience:

I have been with Tulare City Schools since 2001.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 1996

Education:

Mrs. Crass received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas and her California teaching credential from Fresno Pacific University. She is currently working on her master's degree through National University.  

Experience:

Mrs. Crass has been teaching at Lincoln since 1996. She taught kindergarten for seven years, second grade for seven years, and currently teaches third grade.

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With TCSD since: 2001

Education:

Michelle Machado went to California State University of Fresno and received a bachelor's in liberal studies. She obtained her teaching credential through Fresno State as well. She is currently working on her master's degree through National University.

Experience:

She has been teaching third grade at Lincoln School since 2000.

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Mr. Aaron Gomes

Teacher

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With TCSD since: Since 2004

Education:

Mr. Gomes received his bachelor's in liberal studies and teacher's credential from Fresno State.  He will complete his Masters with National University Dec. 2016.  In addition to teaching he founded and is the executive director of the valley-based official 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, Sound N Vision Foundation, which provides free music and art instruction to the area's youth; along with providing community oriented music, art, and multicultural events.  His wife also teaches for the district and their three children attend Tulare schools.

Experience:

Mr. Gomes has taught a variety of grade levels since 1999.

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Jordyn Chism

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 2016

Education:

Bachelor's degree- CSU Channel Islands, 2015.

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential- Fresno Pacific University, 2016. 

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Jill Lee

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 1997

Education:

I received my Bachelor's Degree at Chaminade University in Hawaii.  I received my teaching credential at Antioch University in Seattle, WA.

Experience:

I have been teaching for twenty years.  I have taught first through fifth grade.  I am currently teaching fifth grade and this is the grade which I have taught the most.  Also, I have only taught at Lincoln School.

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Support Staff

Rebecca Avila
Vocal Music Teacher
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Miss April Brooks
5th Grade Art
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Stephan Celata
Support School Teacher
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Susan Contreras
School Social Worker
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Jennifer Keiser
Speech Therapist
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Robbyn Kirkindoll
Special Education/ RSP
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Kim Korenwinder
G.A.T.E. Teacher
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Casey Lewis
Occupational Therapist
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Karleen Lyons
Speech Therapist Preschool
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Briana Monteiro
School Psychologist
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Tai'Onie Morson
Community Day School Teacher
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Dominic Quinzon
Suspension School/Independent Study School Teacher
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Kim Ream
Vocal Music
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Amy Smith
3rd Grade Art
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Rebecca Avila

Vocal Music Teacher

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Miss April Brooks

5th Grade Art
(559) 685-7284 x389

About Me

With TCSD since: 2003

Education:

Miss Brooks grew up in Tulare attending Garden Elementary School, Cherry Avenue Middle School and Tulare Western High School.  Miss Brooks obtained a BA in Liberal Arts, a BA in Fine Arts, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential & a Single Subject Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA in 2002. Since then, Miss Brooks has attended numerous Professional Development Seminars and Conferences to further her knowledge in the fields of education, technology and art.

Experience:

Miss Brooks spent 13 years teaching 6th, 7th & 8th graders at Cherry Avenue Middle School. Subjects taught included Beginning Art, Advanced Art, Leadership, Yearbook, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and PE.  Outside of the classroom, Miss Brooks spent time on projects such as painting backdrops and teaching choreography for the school plays and Encore Theatre Productions.


Stephan Celata

Support School Teacher

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Susan Contreras

School Social Worker
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Jennifer Keiser

Speech Therapist

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Robbyn Kirkindoll

Special Education/ RSP

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Kim Korenwinder

G.A.T.E. Teacher
559-687-1432

About Me

With TCSD since: 2000

Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology
  • Masters degree in School Counseling
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Mild-Moderate Learning Handicapped Credential

Experience:

  • 6 years:   Severely Handicapped; Tulare County Office of Education
  • 4 years:   Special Day Class; Tulare City Schools
  • 2 years:   1st grade; Tulare City Schools
  • 4 years:   2nd grade; Tulare City Schools
  • 7 years:   GATE; Tulare City Schools


Casey Lewis

Occupational Therapist

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Karleen Lyons

Speech Therapist Preschool

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Briana Monteiro

School Psychologist

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Tai'Onie Morson

Community Day School Teacher

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Dominic Quinzon

Suspension School/Independent Study School Teacher

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Kim Ream

Vocal Music

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Sandra Roberts

(559) 685-7350

About Me

With TCSD since: 28

Education:

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree from Fresno State in Communicative Disorders in 1985.  I obtained my Masters Degree in Teaching specializing in Best Practices from National University in 2014.

Experience:

I have been teaching since 1986.  I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Fourth Grade.


Amy Smith

3rd Grade Art
(559) 685-7284

About Me

With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

  • Master of Arts in Character Education - Santa Clara University
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - Santa Clara University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Saint Mary's College of California
  • Art Minor - Saint Mary's College of California

Experience:

I began my teaching career in 2002 at Cupertino's Sedgwick Elementary School in Silicon Valley.  I taught third, fourth and fifth grades before moving home to the Central Valley and accepting a teaching position with Tulare City School District.  I worked at Cypress Elementary beginning in 2006 and taught first, second, and third grades.

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