Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Lincoln Families,


I am so excited to be the new principal of Lincoln Elementary and to be a member of the Lion family. It is an honor to be appointed to lead such an outstanding school, and I am looking forward to working with a dedicated team of educators committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for Lincoln’s students.


Please allow me to share a little bit about myself, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and a Master of Arts in Special Education. I come to you from Adams Middle School where I served as the Assistant Principal for the last three years. Prior to that, I was the Title I TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) at Adams for two years and a Learning Center teacher both at Birney Elementary for four years and at Casimir Middle School in Torrance Unified for seven years.


Lincoln Elementary is truly an outstanding school. While at Adams, I learned that Lincoln is a school which is known for its strong curricular programs, dedicated staff, and supportive parents and community. What makes me most excited to be the principal at Lincoln? The values which make Lincoln exceptional: having high academic expectations for every student, promoting a culture of inclusivity, supporting the social-emotional needs of their students, and having strong ties with the community.  I share these values with you, and I look forward to being a proactive partner with you, the community, our students, teachers, and staff. Together we will continue to educate the whole child in a safe and enriching environment where they will thrive and become lifelong learners.


I look forward to meeting you all, and I encourage you to reach out to me with questions, concerns, or just a friendly hello for the new principal. Until then, be safe and have a wonderful summer!


With Lincoln Pride,

Mrs. Nakayama