Principal's Message

Michael Rizzo

"Learning is not attained by chance,

it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."  - Abigail Adams




As enter the Fall Season, I am excited for all members of the Lincoln School Community and all of the possibilities that lie ahead of us for the 2018-19 school year.    

 Students should be keeping up on their math skills and reading books every day.  Continue to think before you make choices.  Your future is in your hands.  

I urge all of you to remember the conversations I had with you the first week of school.  Lincoln School is proud to teach students not only the necessary academic skills they need, but also how to become a better person.  We will strive to meet this expectation this year.  

Always remember that my educational philosophy is that every student deserves to have a challenging yet enjoyable educational experience. However, I also believe that a student will get out of their education whatever they decide to put into their education. The Lincoln School Staff and I will work hard to instill our district philosophy - “Renewing Our Schools and Community with a Dedication to Excellence and a Unity of Purpose.”

Please enjoy the rest of your summer!


Personal/Professional Background Information

I have been a Lyndhurst resident for most of my life and attended Jefferson School and Lyndhurst HS. I live with my wife Christine and my three sons (Michael, Joseph, and Nicholas). I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a degree in Business-Marketing. My Masters is from St. Peter’s College in Administration/Supervision.

After my first year of teaching at Roosevelt School, I spent seven years at Lincoln School as the 7th & 8th Grade Math teacher while holding other positions, such as 8th Grade Advisor, Yearbook Advisor and High School coach. During the 2012-13 school year, I was a teacher at Jefferson School. This year will be my sixth year as Principal of Lincoln School and third year as Principal of Memorial Campus. 

I am very involved in the Lyndhurst Community. I am a volunteer Little League baseball coach as well as the Vice President of Lyndhurst LL, and I have been the President of the Boys Recreation Basketball League for fifteen of the last eighteen years.

I am both honored and proud to be the Principal at Lincoln School and Memorial Campus.


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