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Humanities Teachers

Brenda Dolan

My life as a military daughter came to an abrupt halt, when at the age of seven, my father, a Captain and pilot in the Marines, tragically died in a plane accident.  My mom sister and I were living in Tustin, California, at the time.  I attended, and graduated from Tustin High school.  After high school, I attended Orange Coast College where I received an AA in Home Economics.  I moved to San Diego County with my first husband, built a close-knit family of two girls and a boy, and worked part time.  I frequently helped in my own kid’s classrooms, discovered the enjoyment of working with children, and felt like teaching would be a good career match for me.  I received my BA and earned my teaching credential at CSUSM.  My first year teaching was here, at Lincoln.  I left for five years to work at CBA, returned home to Lincoln, and have been here ever since.  For the last eleven years, along with my duties as an English, history, humanities teacher, I have taken on the responsibilities of ASB Advisor.  In this aspect of my profession, I have the opportunity to interact with students of all grade levels and interests, which I truly love.


Jeanne Minnick



My name is Jeanne Minnick. I was born in California, but grew up in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I attended college in San Diego and Chico.  I have been a teacher since 1984.  Over the years, I have taught grades K-8, and have worked at     San Rafael, Christa McAuliffe, Ivey Ranch, and Lincoln.  I’ve been married for 33 years and have an amazing son.  When I’m not working, you will find me at the beach, listening to music, hanging out with my family, playing with my dog, or vacationing in Yosemite, Arizona, or New Mexico.


Kelly Humphrey

If 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!


Lori Doron

Hello, I'm Lori Doron, and this is my first year teaching Humanities 7 at Lincoln and I’m happy to be here! I was born and raised in New York, and relocated on the island of Oahu,HI, and lived there for six years... which I absolutely loved!

My professional career includes teaching grades 5-8, in both public and private schools. I received my B.S. at S.U.N.Y Plattsburgh (N.Y.) in education with a minor in child psychology. I hold a Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Hawaii @ Manoa. I have teaching credentials in N.Y. HI, and CA.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family.  Running, cooking, and yoga are a few of my hobbies. I am also very busy with my own son and daughter, 18 yr. old twins who began college in the fall off 2017.

Tina Bolden

Audrey Fitzpatrick

I love being a middle school teacher. Getting to spend time with students at this point in their lives fills is absolutely the best. After graduating from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English Education, I decided to continue with school to earn a teaching credential. I taught at a middle school in San Francisco for a couple of years and pursued my Master's Degree in Secondary Education. I moved down to San Diego to be closer to family and have loved every moment of my life back here in Southern California. When I am not at school, I am probably hiking around with my dog or reading. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Lincoln community.

Christina Wilkins

I have wanted to teach my entire life.  I love helping students believe in themselves and realize their own potential through positive reinforcement and high standards.

I earned my bachelor’s degree and teaching credential at CSUSM, and my master’s degree in elementary literacy from Walden University.  Prior to working at here in Oceanside, I taught in elementary school for 5 years in Temecula, and then for three years in middle school in Escondido as an English and social studies teacher.  I am so excited to work here with this amazing staff at Lincoln Middle School.

Stephen Sly

Hello! My name is Stephen Sly. I teach Science, Humanities and Visual Arts here at Lincoln Middle School. I am passionate about both subjects, and find the cross over intriguing and relevant. I began my teaching career as a substitute teacher in 2012. After graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design and a Minor in Music from Cal State University Fullerton in 2012, I decided to give substitute teaching a try. I fell in love with being in the classroom. After a few years of substituting I decided to go back to school to work on my teaching credential. I was fortunate enough to be accepted to the Middle Level Program at Cal State University San Marcos. This program is unique, it is the only program in the state dedicated to training teachers specifically for the middle grades. I find that middle school students are amazing humans. They are capable of so much and I really believe in the education that we provide at Lincoln. The community is one of a kind, the students, and staff are unique and inspiring. I am excited to work with our students to help them grow into responsible and productive citizens. I look forward to getting to know our

students, to share interests, and learn from them.

Britain Bulicki

My name is Britain Bulicki and I teach 6th and 7th grade STEM (Science on your child’s schedule) and Humanities. I grew up in Two Harbors, on Catalina Island which instilled in me a passion and awe for the ocean, animals, and our planet, as well as a strong sense of community. After attending CSU Long Beach for my bachelor's degree, teaching credential, and later for a master’s degree in science education, I have now been teaching Science, STEM and/or Math for 14 years. Some of my passions outside of school are the ocean, all things blue, crafting and creating, cooking, kayaking, the beach, reading, spending time with my large extended family, husband, basset hound Marley and cat Tiggs, and traveling both near and far. As a cancer survivor,  I have been involved in Relay for Life, Vista for years and am the team captain of our school’s Flip Flop Fighters Relay team. My love of reading has inspired me to host a Book Club for the 2017-2018 school year. I welcome any parental support and/or volunteers for our STEM class, Book Club, or Flip Flop Fighters.

Rhianna Johnson





Born and raised in Oceanside and now teaching 7th grade humanities at

Lincoln’s beautiful campus is such a privilege. This is my 16th year of teaching grades from 1-8. Over the years, I have discovered how much I love teaching middle school.  Everyday your children make me smile. I am mother of two

girls who attend Palmquist. When I am not teaching you can find our family traveling, at the beach, or with family and friends.  I am really looking forward

to this year, getting to know your children, and to work with families together to support all children in all of their needs.