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Math Teachers

Chris Gray

Ben Davis


As a teacher I hope interactions with my students will positively influence their lives mathematically and personally. The hard skills of mathematics and the soft skills of relationship building are emphasized in our classroom.  In pursuit of this goal, I am available during lunch for those who would benefit from additional help.  Personally, I am most proud of being a Grandfather, Father, Husband and a Teacher.

Sal Sanchez

Jeremy Robydek


 humphreyIf you were to ask me 20 years ago: where will you be in 20 years? I would tell you right here, teaching! I’ve known I wanted to be a teacher my entire life.  I was the kid who lined up her dolls, stuffed animals, Barbie’s, etc. on the floor and “took attendance”, “lunch count,” and had daily lessons. I know that I’m here for a reason and I am my student’s biggest fan!  I believe that my kids will change the world someday. I teach them to love one another, the community, and most importantly themselves! “If you can be anything in the world, be kind” is my motto. They know that in my room every mistake is just a lesson and we get stronger as a team.  When I’m not in my classroom, you can find me either traveling somewhere new, the beach, or with my family. Lincoln is a great place and I’m so blessed to be a part of it!


Michael Taliana

Michael Taliana

My name is Mr.Taliana and I am your child’s 8th-grade mathematics teacher. I was born in Manchester, England. I immigrated to the USA with my family when I was 16 years old and completed my last year of high school in Michigan and New Mexico. After graduation, I moved to California and joined the U.S. Navy. I then worked as an electrician, engineer and project manager. While working full time during the day I started to teach students at a Mesa college to become electricians in the evening. It was here that my love for teaching was born. I am also an avid soccer fan who loves to coach soccer.

I am happily married with two children. My son is attending his fourth year at Baylor University in Texas studying mechanical engineering. My daughter, a former Lincoln Panther, is attending her first year Illinois Tech where she is studying biomedical engineering and plays soccer.

Dr. MIchael Hargrove


Michael Hargrove teaches Math 7 Advanced and High School Math 1 at Lincoln and also at Chavez Middle School. He earned his Bachelors degree in English from UC, Irvine and his doctorate in Education from UC, San Diego. Professionally, he’s had a wide variety of experiences, including teaching English and Math in high school for twenty years, directing data and assessment at the school district level, and serving as an elementary school principal. When asked why he teaches, Dr. Hargrove said it’s because he loves showing students that they can accomplish challenging goals through perseverance and teamwork.