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Meet Our Principals


Mr. Monte Tapplar


Cynthia Perkins

Mrs. Cynthia Perkins
Assistant Principal


Cynthia Perkins has worked in Education her entire adult life including her most recent eight years serving students and staff of Lincoln Middle School. Mrs. Perkins in a graduate of Newton High School in Newton Kansas, Bethel College in North Newton Kansas, Lamar University in Beaumont Texas, and attended University of Texas Austin for additional graduate work.

Mrs. Perkins serves as a volunteer for Ortho Indy Hospital, USA Track and Field, and Top Ladies of Distinction-a humanitarian service organization that serves youth, communities and seniors across the nation.  She is an active member and officer of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, where she leads their ministry for Higher Education.

Mrs. Perkins is married and the mother of 5 adult children and 6 grandchildren.

Mrs. Katherine Essig
Assistant Principal


This is Mrs. Essig’s 18th year as an educator in the MSD of Pike Township. Prior to coming to Lincoln Middle School, she taught 2nd and 3rd grade at Eagle Creek Elementary School and served as the Instructional Coach at Guion Creek Middle School.  Mrs. Essig actually did her student teaching in Pike Township, fell in love with it, and decided that there was no better place to be an educator, so here she is!