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Principal's Message

Welcome to John McCandless STEM Charter School! My name is Jonathan Gillig, and I am proud to lead Lincoln Unified's only charter school. I believe the Project Based Learning model and core values of STEM instruction at John McCandless create learners who are ready to face challenges and make positive changes in our community. Our instructors are happy to provide engaging and hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction, along with other core classes and electives such as art and music.

Having worked with Lincoln Unified School District for Over two decades, I've learned that compassion goes a long way. At JMC, we strive to meet our students where their needs begin so that we can help them develop their own unique style of learning and engaging with the world. To that end, we are committed to working with families to give each student the learning environment they deserve to thrive and be successful.

As your principal, my door is always open. I believe strongly in the power of positive and productive relationships; they're they heart of what makes our school successful!