Along with many others, Mr. Lincoln Nguyen is a new addition to the teaching staff of Owatonna High School this year. Mr. Nguyen is a special education teacher for the freshman and sophomore classes He likes working with older students. He said, “The students in high school are curious and moldable.” His goal is to teach values that will provide students a way to build good character for themselves. From being an assistant coach for the Alaska Nanooks hockey team to educating high schoolers, Mr. Nguyen made the transition necessary to pursue his dream of having an impact on students’ lives.
Mr. Nguyen was a part of the graduate class of 2004 at Owatonna High School. He came back for the OHS since it was a familiar spot for him. He remembers what it was like growing up in Owatonna, his past mentors and the process of the school. Later on, after he earned his diploma, Mr. Nguyen went to St. Mary’s University to further his athletic career and is now currently taking classes in special education online at St. Thomas University.
Aside from teaching, Mr. Nguyen’s other passions are golfing, traveling, cooking, graphic design and writing music and playing music. This is one of the reasons he became a teacher. He believes he has a good perspective on different types of students through what they like and can connect with them because he had a diverse group of friends when he used to attend high school.