"Learning is not attained by chance,
it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." - Abigail Adams
MR. MICHAEL J. RIZZO
Welcome back to another school year. I am excited for all members of the Lincoln School Community and all of the possibilities that lie ahead of us for the 2019-20 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. Eat breakfast every day and get to school prepared and ON TIME.
I urge all of you to remember the conversations I had with you the last week of school. This year will head in the direction you lead it. 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 am a very proud dad to 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& 8thGrade Math teacher while holding other positions, such as 8thGrade 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 seventh year as Principal of Lincoln School and fourth 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 seventeen of the last twenty years.
I am both honored and proud to be the Principal at Lincoln School and Memorial Campus.