Phil Chia is in his 10th year as the Activities Director at Lincoln and in his 20th overall at the school. Prior to taking over the position of AD he was a coach and a business teacher for 10 years with the Rails. Phil grew up on the south side of Des Moines, and like several of the staff at Lincoln, he is a Railsplitter alumni. Phil attended the University of Northern Iowa receiving his degree in Business Education and later received his Masters degree at Drake in Education Administration. Phil is married with four children.
Hello, my name is Dr. Joy Linquist. I am currently serving the southside as Associate Principal here at Lincoln High School.
My previous positions in Des Moines Public Schools are as follows:
- School Improvement Leader at Lincoln High School
- Career Consultant at Central Campus and Scavo High School
- Principal of Harding Middle School
- Personnel Manager in DMPS
My family includes three sons (Alexander, Allen and Jackson), my husband (Clayton) and my dog (Buddy). I am graduate of DMPS and I am happy that I have the opportunity each day to work in my home district.
I love supporting students, staff and families in our community. Please reach out if I can support you in any way.
Ocie Lowery III
Cole Van Vark
I began my career in education back in 1997 as a high school instrumental music teacher after graduating from the University of Tulsa. After nine years of teaching in Tulsa, OK and Colorado Springs, CO, I entered the administration side of the profession after completing my Masters degree from Grand Canyon University. In 2011 I had the honor of being named the Principal of Abraham Lincoln High School after serving four years as an Assistant Principal in Colorado Springs.