My name is Maria Greene and I serve as the Eagles Program coordinator for the Lincoln Charter School elementary
campus here in Denver, NC. I am pleased to be in my tenth year with the school having spent time in the
kindergarten and second grade classrooms and now in my fifth year with the Eagles Program.
I have studied elementary education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bridgepoint University
and Charter Oaks. In addition, I received certificates of completion through SDE in: Creating Inclusion
Classrooms, Enhancing Language Development in Childhood, and Teaching Children with Autism.
I am happily married to a wonderful man who also loves the Lincoln Charter School and I have two beautiful
children who attend the school, Matthew who is in 10th grade and Kelsy who is in the 8th grade.
I believe that all children learn differently and should enjoy the learning process. I believe in differentiated
instruction and that a child's self-esteem should be nurtured tenderly through a strong partnership between the
students, the parents, the teachers, and the staff here at the Lincoln Charter School.
Please join me below to learn more about the Eagles Program...
Small Group and Individual Instruction
At the Lincoln Charter School we are blessed to have active parents with high standards for student achievement.
Our families expect differentiation in teaching, flexible grouping where feasible, and enrichment opportunities
centered in "out-of-the-box" thinking. Therefore, we continually look for opportunities to partner with our parents, our
students, and the community to offer the best education possible for each student.
The school upholds a reputation built upon a challenging curriculum that enhances the educational opportunities
available to accelerated students as well as students who would benefit from focused practice in one or more
areas of study. Listed below are several programs available to elementary students here at the Lincoln Charter
School, Denver campus. Students may be identified for participation in these programs throughout the year by their
Connections - Small Group or Individual Focused Instruction or Tutoring
Connections (connecting skills) will be offered to students in kindergarten through fifth grades who would benefit
from extra small group or individual practice in a specific subject area. Teachers will work with parents as students
are identified for this program. Connections will involve students being pulled out of class for a short period of time,
usually 20-30 minutes, for practice on a specific skill.
Eagles Wings - Small Group, Grade Specific EOG Tutoring
Eagles Wings is an optional, one-hour program offered in the spring to students in grades 3 through 5 who would
benefit from a focused, small group grade-level review prior to End of Grade state testing. Teachers nominate
students for participation in this after-school program and work with parents to confirm participation.
Eagles Soar - Small Group, Grade Specific Year Long- Program
Eagles Soar is a program offered to students in grades 3 through 5 who meet the entrance criterion and would
benefit from an accelerated hands-on, experiential extension of skills being taught in elementary school. (21st
Century Learning - application inside and outside of class) This program will require students to be pulled out of
the classroom for approximately 45 minutes, two-days a week for a project based, in-school curriculum designed to
complement the grade level subjects being taught. Students will be grouped according to their grade and a schedule
will be developed to ensure they are not missing the same subject each time they are pulled out of class. Students
will be expected to make-up the work missed while they are participating in this class. The class is designed to
challenge students in school, but will not require a lot of additional homework outside the school setting.