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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Lincoln Park Academy – home of the Wolves! At Lincoln Park Academy, we provide a safe and secure learning environment. Since opening our doors, Lincoln Park has provided an effective, consistent, and academically rigorous education in a safe, disciplined, and nurturing environment. We pride ourselves on our core values of teamwork, ownership, passion, and success. Lincoln Park Academy has received numerous awards including 1st place in the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation Writing Challenge two years in a row. Enrolling your child at Lincoln Park Academy affords your student an educational experience that is superior to the local district. Parents and their children are welcome to meet the principal and staff members, tour the school, and discuss the school’s commitment to education. We hope you consider enrolling at Lincoln Park Academy, and allow us to serve your family.

Alissa Clugh, Principal

Ms. Alissa Clugh, Principal

Ms. Alissa Clugh joined Lincoln Park Academy in 2012 with several years of educational experience as a teacher and school leader. Following her teaching career in Cleveland, Ms. Clugh pursued her dream of becoming a school leader by becoming principal of Lincoln Park. She earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from Ashland University, then went on to obtain her superintendent’s license from Cleveland State University. Ms. Clugh is passionate about educating all children, and helping each student thrive, both academically and socially. Her dedication to the students and their families is evident and profound in the school’s culture.

Natalee Long, Senior Vice President of ACCEL Schools

Natalee Long joined ACCEL Schools in 2015 with over 15 years of classroom teaching and K-12 school leadership experience. As Senior Vice President of Operations at ACCEL Schools, Ms. Long leads a team of Regional Vice Presidents that oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning for over 45 public charter schools. Ms. Long is a licensed Ohio School Superintendent. She earned a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lee University, a M. Ed. in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University and will complete a Doctorate in Education in 2020 from The Ohio State University.

Community School

Lincoln Park Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.